Pettit's Drive-In

821 Springfield Road,
Ava, MO 65608

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The Pettit’s Drive-In was located in Ava, Missouri in the southern part of the state. The Pettit’s Drive-In held 200 cars and during the 1950’s it was owned by L.H. Pettit. In 2019 the concession building still stands, as does the projection booth and ramps.

Contributed by MikeRogers

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on July 3, 2011 at 8:58 am

Chuck;In the 1955-1956 edition of Theatre Catalog, both the 100-car capacity Highway 14 Drive-In and the 200-car capacity Pettit’s Drive-In are listed, both operated by L.H. Pettit.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on July 3, 2011 at 10:16 am

must be a Big drive-in town.3.000 ain’t many.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on July 3, 2011 at 11:03 am

Chuck,got my info from that old 1956 motion picture Almanac I found in the old Miller theatre.

jwmovies
jwmovies on March 11, 2019 at 11:58 pm

A more accurate address for this theater is 821 Springfield Rd, Ava, MO 65608. This points directly to the drive in itself.

Please update.

dansdriveintheater
dansdriveintheater on March 12, 2019 at 9:26 am

the ramps and projectors booth still remain please update.

dansdriveintheater
dansdriveintheater on March 12, 2019 at 9:27 am

edit the concession stand also remains.

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