13 Bowl Drive-In

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

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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

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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 on April 28, 2018 at 10:22 pm

Why the name 13 Bowl?

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 on April 29, 2018 at 6:15 am

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

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 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 on April 29, 2018 at 9:27 pm

Is the bowling alley still there?

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 on May 1, 2018 at 2:52 am

Are the very faint ramps gone too?

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.

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