13 Bowl Drive-In

E. 76th Street and Lexington Road,
Henrietta, MO 64036

Unfavorite 1 person favorited this theater

13 Bowl Drive-In

The Highway 13 Drive-In Bowl opened in 1950 and was located at northeast intersection of Lexington Road and E. 76th Street, to the south of Henrietta. It was closed in the mid-1980’s as the 13 Bowl Drive-In. Capacity was for 300 cars.

Contributed by Ken McIntyre

Recent comments (view all 15 comments)

junglejan2
junglejan2 on April 27, 2018 at 11:22 am

I was the projectionist at the Hi Way 13 Drive In theater when it opened in 1950. I started running projectors at the Farris Theater in Richmond Mo in 1942. Any questions feel free to ask.

davidcoppock
davidcoppock on April 28, 2018 at 10:22 pm

Why the name 13 Bowl?

junglejan2
junglejan2 on April 29, 2018 at 6:11 am

I can only assume it was called 13 Bowl because it was next to Hi Way 13 highway and Hi Way 13 Drive In Theater.

davidcoppock
davidcoppock on April 29, 2018 at 6:15 am

Oh i see!! Why the word bowl in the name then?

junglejan2
junglejan2 on April 29, 2018 at 8:01 am

Because the bowling alley building was on the same property as as the drive-in. As you turned off from the hi-way onto the drive-in theater property the bowling alley was on the right hand side across from the boxoffice.

junglejan2
junglejan2 on April 29, 2018 at 10:29 am

I think what we have is a failure to communicate. There are 2 sites listed for the drive-in with BOWL in the one I am now which evidently contains information only to the BOWLING building. But it sort of appears like it is for drive-in theater information. It is confusing to me how it is set up.

davidcoppock
davidcoppock on April 29, 2018 at 9:27 pm

Is the bowling alley still there?

junglejan2
junglejan2 on April 30, 2018 at 9:45 am

I don’t know for sure. I haven’t been back there since the early 80’s. I now live in Hollywood Ca but keep in touch with a friend who now lives in Kansas City Mo. He worked in the concession stand at the theater. Will touch base with you after I talk to him. I heard that that the drive-in property had been turned back into farming land as it was when the theater was built.

davidcoppock
davidcoppock on May 1, 2018 at 2:52 am

Are the very faint ramps gone too?

junglejan2
junglejan2 on May 14, 2018 at 1:46 pm

Sorry to be so long in getting back to you but I finally made contact with my friend who used to work at the drive-in and he said all land that the drive-in and bowling building had been turned back to farming land as it was before the drive-in was built.

You must login before making a comment.

New Comment

Subscribe Want to be emailed when a new comment is posted about this theater?
Just login to your account and subscribe to this theater