Outdoor movies at a drive-in movie theaters are a thing of the past, or are they? Missouri is still home to many operating drive-in movie theaters, and the perfect time to visit is during the summer. Besides the nostalgia of visiting a Drive-In theater, they are much cheaper than traditional movie theaters! Admission to many of the outdoor movies are free or very low priced for children, and the concession stands feature great food at prices hard to beat. Many of the Missouri outdoor cinemas also present double features- so you get two movies for the price of one! The actual days each that drive in plays movies varies, but it's safe to say that they are all open on Friday and Saturday. The Drive-In theaters in Missouri play first run outdoor movies like Pirates of the Caribbean, Spiderman 3, and Shrek 3- so you don't have to worry about paying to see an old movie!
The Cuba 19 Drive-In is located in Cuba, Missouri and has a single screen with room for up to 250 cars. The Drive-In is open from March through October, and has some traditional speakers as well as FM tuning for sound. The Cuba-19 Drive-In serves many refreshments for much less than you would expect; a hot dog is only $0.75! Admission to the Cuba-19 Drive-In is $7 for adults 11 and over, and $4 for children.
The Route 66 Drive-In is located in Carthage, Missouri and features a double feature outdoor movie every night they are open. The outdoor cinema is open from April through September, and has both traditional speakers as well as FM tuning for sound. The Route 66 Drive-In has a concession stand, playground, and an open field area for playing Frisbee and other games. Admission is a bargain at $6 for adults and $3 for children, especially since you get to see two movies!
The Barco Drive-In is located in Lamar, Missouri and can accommodate 400 cars. The Barco Drive-In is open from April through October and features only FM tuning for sound. Admission to the outdoor movies is $5 for adults and $2 for kids.
Source: "Drive-In Movie Theaters in Missouri: A Nostalgic Way to Spend a Summer Evening" by Chloe Xanthis. Read full article at: http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/259406/drivein_movie_theaters_in_missouri.html