Owen Drive-In

1 Owen Drive,
Seymour, MO 65746

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Owen Drive-In

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The Owen Drive-In is Missouri’s smallest drive-in and is an old solo screen, grass field with a capacity at almost 80 cars. It has been in operation since 1950 when George Owen opened it with a capacity for 150 cars. The Owen Drive-In was open seasonally from April thru September.

It was closed in 2013 upon the death of Harold Owen.

Contributed by Chuck Van Bibber

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KingBiscuits on December 23, 2005 at 12:08 pm

I went to this drive-in and saw “Spider-Man 2” on July 18,2004. For a fifty-five year-old drive-in, it’s very well maintained and with good FM sound in your car. Lately, it’s been open almost yearly.

bbrown1 on September 1, 2008 at 4:44 pm

At the link below, you can find an article (with photos) about the Owen Drive In, and its legendary owner, Harold Owen, from RURAL MISSOURI magazine:

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bbrown1 on April 29, 2012 at 3:27 pm

There are some great photos at the link below:


Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on April 29, 2012 at 6:39 pm

thanks chuck for getting it on, nice brief history.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on April 29, 2012 at 6:42 pm

There was a Sparta,Mo. Drive in in this state that held 75 cars,The Alvin Drive-in.owned by Taft Amusements.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on April 29, 2012 at 6:43 pm

Alvin Drive in is on cinematreasures.

rivest266 on August 7, 2013 at 4:59 pm

Google maps gets it wrong it is east of town where Center and Clinton meets.

Drive-In 54
Drive-In 54 on January 7, 2014 at 7:22 am

Here is the correct address:

East Clinton Ave & Loveland Seymour, Missouri 65746

Chris1982 on September 17, 2014 at 11:41 pm

Address: 1 Owen Dr, Seymour, MO 65746 Phone:(417) 935-2232 this is the address and phone number listed on their facebook page. According to their facebook page due to health reasons the drive-in did not open in 2014.

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