Jackson Drive-In

1003 N. High Street,
Jackson, MO 63755

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Jackson Drive-In

Sherman’s Jackson Drive-In opened May 27, 1952, featuring the 1950 musical film “Daughter of Rosie O’Grady” with June Haver and Gordon MacRae. It was opened by William Sherman from Bloomfield, MO. It featured a 50 ft. wide screen tower with 550 in-cars speakers. It also had playground in front of the screen for kids. On June 19, 1953, it was sold and the name was changed to Edmundson’s Highway 25 Drive-In. It was reopened as the Parkview Drive-In Theatre on March 11, 1954, with new owners John C. Crites, Harry McDowell and Andy Dietz. Andy Dietz, who was a buying and booking agent for Co-Operative Theatres. He was also in the partnership operating the Home of the Stars Drive-In and the Delta Drive-In located in Sikeston, MO.

The drive-in was advertised as the Parkview Drive-In until 1958, then known as the Jackson Drive-In. It finally closed on September 30, 1973 and was demolished. Eventually a swimming pool and park were built on the old Jackson Drive-In site.

Contributed by Randy Studer

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jwmovies
jwmovies on March 5, 2019 at 3:15 am

The above address is incorrect. The Mobil gas station at that address is across the street.

The address for this theater is 1003 N High St, Jackson, MO 63755. This is the Jackson city swimming pool as listed in the description. The pool and the ballpark next to it made up the drive in property.

Please update.

davidcoppock
davidcoppock on March 5, 2019 at 4:08 am

Also opened with 2 cartoons(not named).

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