40 Hiway Drive-In

E. US Highway 40 & Highway 71,
Independence, MO 64050

750 cars

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40 Hiway Drive-In

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The 40 Hiway Drive-In opened May 14, 1942. The single screen drive-in listed the car capacity at 750. It was initially owned by Mr. Philip Smith and later by Kansas City Outdoor Theatre Corp. The 40 Hiway Drive-In was open at least into the early-1990’s.

Contributed by Chris1982

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jwmovies
jwmovies on October 16, 2014 at 2:34 pm

Address for this drive-in 14221 E U.S. 40, Kansas City MO 64136. Now Old Time Pottery. It was not in Independence. Independence is across the street.

jwmovies
jwmovies on October 16, 2014 at 2:34 pm

Please update address.

Chris1982
Chris1982 on October 16, 2014 at 7:58 pm

Old Time Pottery is on the wrong side of the road. If you do an aerial of US 40 & 71 Bypass the outline of the drive-in is still there.

rivest266
rivest266 on July 29, 2015 at 4:09 pm

May 14th, 1942 grand opening ad in photo section.

rivest266
rivest266 on July 30, 2015 at 12:10 pm

April 4th, 1968 grand reopening ad in photo section.

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