13 Bowl Drive-In

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

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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.

davidcoppock on May 1, 2018 at 2:52 am

Are the very faint ramps gone too?

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 April 29, 2018 at 9:27 pm

Is the bowling alley still there?

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.

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.

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 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 28, 2018 at 10:22 pm

Why the name 13 Bowl?

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.

Kenmore on June 30, 2016 at 12:34 pm

A closer address (at least for Google) is 42998 E 76th St, Henrietta, MO. Today, it is private property with no trace of the drive-in remaining. http://tinyurl.com/j4rkn5h

storycollector on September 10, 2012 at 10:52 am

Hi There – Very interested in the beginnings of this drive-in. Found some movie reel cans with the name of “Forrest Armour” on them. Did he work there or was he connected to the theater? Thank you!

jwmovies on August 29, 2012 at 1:32 am

That’s it, Sam. It was located at the intersection of East 76th Street and West 88th Street.

Silicon Sam
Silicon Sam on August 12, 2009 at 5:36 am

Not apparent at all in this shot HERE but a 1996 shows the faint, faint outline of the rows, and likely a booth right in the center of the field HERE