10029 Old US Highway 62,
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The Rietta Drive-In was a small town operation with only a 200 car capacity, but the screen was of good size. In appearance this was a rather plain facility.
Outdoor theatres cannot operate until after dark and at this cinema vast quantities of flashing lightning bugs were a distraction to patrons trying to watch a movie.
Whether fire flies caused an early demise of this drive-in is no longer known, but this facility shuttered before the mid-1960’s.
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