Phoenix Theatres

16657 Highway B,
Houston, MO 65483

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Phoenix Theatres

Located next to the 150 car Sunset Drive-In, the Century 1 Theatre opened March 14, 1980 wuth “The Black Hole”. It was closed in June 1999.

It was reopened December 28, 2000 as the Showtime Cinema which closed in 2003. In 2004 it reopened as the Phoenix Theatres and this single screen indoor theatre is operated by Phoenix Theatres, together with an adjoining drive-in. It plays first run attractions.

Contributed by Chuck Van Bibber

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Silicon Sam
Silicon Sam on June 10, 2010 at 6:12 am

Looks to be for sale. $150K and it’s yours… Both theaters and 3 acres.

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bbrown1
bbrown1 on November 8, 2010 at 7:33 pm

I drove by this theatre in April, when it was closed and for sale, but they have reopened, and are showing MEGAMIND and SECRETARIAT this week according to Moviefone. Don’t think they have a website yet.

Silicon Sam
Silicon Sam on November 8, 2010 at 9:14 pm

This is the closest I can find to their website. Plenty of info though.

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And their official website:

http://www.phoenixdrivein.com/

Silicon Sam
Silicon Sam on November 8, 2010 at 9:15 pm

This is their Facebook page:

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And their official website:

http://www.phoenixdrivein.com/

bbrown1
bbrown1 on April 26, 2011 at 7:09 pm

The drive-in has reopened for the season, and is open on Friday and Saturday nights, while the indoor theater is open every night. This is one of the most scenic drive-ins I have ever seen. It is just outside of town, with a very rural feel. It is built on a hill with each row higher than the row in front of it, almost like “stadium seating” at a drive-in. There is also a little stream that runs in front of the screen, between the screen and the cars. I took some pictures last year when it was closed, and will post them if I can find them!

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on April 26, 2011 at 8:37 pm

bbrown1,plez try and get them on,never heard of a brook running front of a drive-in screen,sounds like a great set up.

Chris1982
Chris1982 on August 29, 2014 at 9:37 pm

Both theatres are still open. Their website states that the indoor theatre seats 190.

dallasmovietheaters
dallasmovietheaters on January 20, 2018 at 8:20 pm

The operator of the Melba Theater closed up shop and created this modern cinema adjoining his existing Sunset Drive-In. The Century I Theatre launched on March 14, 1980 with “The Black Hole.” Regular church services were held there as well. The Century I closed in June of 1999. It reopened December 28, 2000 as the Showtime Cinema closing in 2003. It became the Phoenix Theatre in 2004.

Phoenixdrivein
Phoenixdrivein on March 10, 2018 at 3:05 pm

The Phoenix Theaters are still open, both the indoor and the Drive-in. We show first run movies. Both screens are upgraded to Digital projection, indoor has 7.1 surround sound and the Drive-in is by FM radio. I will post updated photos in the near future.

rivest266
rivest266 on March 14, 2018 at 2:51 pm

1980 and 2000 grand opening ads in the photo section.

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