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The 40 Highway Drive In Theater in Kansas City was first drive in to open the state in may 1942. The news paper article in picture section says 1948 and 1938 as opening date.
I think the record for longest movie was the exorcist I think it was there over a year
United Drive In Theatre Owners Association
Owners Membership Directory 2015-2016
Has it opened Date Friday August 3 2012 what I remember was reopened for the 2013 and did not reopen for 2014.
The book lists operator name as Betty Owen -Graf the same person was also listed for the Owen Drive In in Seymour Mo
Address 4814 US-169 St Joseph Mo 64507 the Marque sign and concession are still there.
A newspaper add Dated 20September1904 for the Orpheum Theater
in St Joe Gazzete opening was the first Orpheum Theater in St Joe in the add it says Formerly the Tootle Theater until this add was found we had a hard time understanding why the Orpheum Banner was in front of the Tootle Theater
First newspaper adds appeared in both the St joe newspress and st joe gazette on August 27, 1942 which would make that the opening day for the king Theater
First opened up as the Great Plains Grand Theater on Sunday April 7, 1940 newspaper adds ran for 16 days until April 23, 1940 when it closed it remained vacant until it reopened as the King Theater its not for sure how long it remained vacant until opening of the king Theater
these people remember going to movies at this place
joe please go to facebook put in search box king theater go down where it has post by Terry Mcginnis click on comments section make sure you get them all several people tell what happened to king theater and it shows a picture of where it use to be one person said there was a small space between it and darcis school of dance
Jw the city that this was in is Winthrop Mo if you use google satellite youll see Winthrop right across from Atchison Mo Rushville was about 10 miles north of this location both cities are located in Buchanan county mo
please change to Winthrop Mo the address is correct just not the town
ken here picture of entrance sign just accross street
when I came back in 1998 from skorea I know it was opened that summer remember seeing the ads in newspaper.And that was the last year opened. I was in Sedalia area from 85-95 I know that this was not opened at this time. Must reopened in summer 95-98. The drive in theater was located about mile east of the Tyson chicken plant. and was actually 2.5 west of Sedalia city limits
jm77ok your right I seen the damage but I only the south upper portion of the at roof part
I just bought a really old newspaper at antique store savannah reporter dated friday may 29, 1914 there is a ad for glove theater for battle of san juan hill
latest word I heard was it forclosed on
drove by on april9,2016 both screens are gone marque sign is still there and concession building the ground has about 100 semi tractors parked there
Joe I know there was nothing there in 1985 just an empty lot
if you put in 20212 whitfield rd in goggle earth you can see it shaped like diamond
joe I was stationed at whiteman afb mo 1985-95 so I know Sedalia had no DI went S Korea came back to whiteman in 1998 the Starzz DI was advertising in the whiteman afb weekly newspaper as being on whitfield rd know this was not opened during the 1st time I was there this must been black out and reopened sometime 1995-98
starzz was opened in last in 1998 located at 20212 whitfield rd Sedalia this was about 2 miles west Sedalia you can find it google satellite
1981 image you can see the screen and shadow right between the AER
This from 1969 looks as though there is no screen and speakers
The entrance was just south of 50 HWY
50 Hwy runs West to East291 Hwy North to South
6I was told new owner bought it in auction at Court House for back taxes. Rumor has it there fixing it up to open back as a tavern.
I have solved the address debate the actual address was 1206 Alabama. The street Parkview was a street that ran along side of Alabama with about only 8-10 ft separation between the 2 streets. The Mailbox for mail delivery was located on Parkview Street this address of 1526 Parkview was only used for Mail delivery and Newspaper Adds.