Apr. 11: 66 Drive-In Theatre, Carthage MO

It’s Day 101 of my virtual Drive-In-a-Day Odyssey. Thanks to I-44, it less than an hour to drive from the Sunset Drive-In Theatre in Aurora to the 66 Drive-In Theatre in Carthage. The 66 was the 66 before Route 66 was cool. It opened in 1949 with a capacity for 500 cars. It was one of two in little Carthage, but the Sunset, which opened about the…

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Apr. 10: Sunset Drive-In Theatre, Aurora MO

It’s Day 100 of my virtual Drive-In-a-Day Odyssey. It was another day of driving through the Ozark Mountains, this time mostly along US 60. It took over two hours to go from the Phoenix Drive In in Houston MO to the Sunset Drive-In Theatre in Aurora. The Sunset was on US 60 when it opened in 1951. (The highway bypasses Aurora to the south these…

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April 9: Phoenix Drive In, Houston MO

It’s Day 99 of my virtual Drive-In-a-Day Odyssey. Deep in the Ozark Mountains, it took an hour and a half to drive from the 21 Drive In northeast of Van Buren MO to the Phoenix Drive In in Houston MO. According to Cinema Treasures, the Phoenix opened in 1951 as the Sunset Drive-In. It’s been the only drive-in Houston MO has ever known, but…

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