B & B Twin Drive-In

1320 North 291 & Kentucky Road,
Independence, MO 64055

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Twin Drive-In

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The Twin Drive-In screens a double bill on each of its two screens. The two screens have a total capacity of 1,400 cars. There are late shows on Friday and Saturday with a repeat screening of the first feature. Audio is provided through FM radio.

The Twin Drive-In was operated by the independent Globe Cinemas company and operates during summer months. It was taken over by B & B Theatres in 2015.

Contributed by Chuck Van Bibber

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kschneiderstl on January 30, 2008 at 10:03 pm

Is it really supposed to be a replica of the St. Louis Arch? Anyone know what year this theater was built? The St. Louis arch wasn’t completed until 1965, long after the Drive-in boom, although there still were a few being built then.
I’ve seen photos of the Twin and the 1-70. Their arches appear to be four sided and red with illuminated white tiles, while the St. Louis arch is three sided and all silver in color (stainless steel actually). This arch is also alot wider in comparison to its height than the St. Louis arch.

Either way this theater is awesome and I hope to go there this summer.

Aparofan on January 31, 2008 at 6:33 am

It doesn’t look like the arch to me but I guess it could have been inspired by it. I think the theater opened in 1965 or 66. I’m not sure. I’m trying to track down the opening date by going through the K.C. Star microfilm but I haven’t found it yet.

Aparofan on January 31, 2008 at 7:05 am

Globe operates the Twin now. It’s on 291 Hwy and Kentucky Rd. so that address sounds right. The address above is for the old Independence Square theater, which is now called the Pharoah.

Aparofan on May 23, 2008 at 4:04 pm

I went and saw Indy 4 at the Twin and took some pictures.

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Aparofan on July 30, 2008 at 3:59 pm

Here’s the opening day ad from the 11/24/65 KC Star.

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And here’s an opening soon ad from the 11/12/65 KC Star.

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Aparofan on January 17, 2009 at 4:17 am

Here are some shots I took yesterday while it was snowing outside.

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kencmcintyre on May 5, 2009 at 5:50 pm

Here is a photo from a couple of years ago:

TLSLOEWS on April 21, 2010 at 5:44 pm

Neat looking marquee.

jwmovies on December 26, 2012 at 12:31 am

Above address does not map properly. Use Missouri 291 & E Kentucky Rd, Independence, MO 64058.

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