Owen Drive-In

1168 E. Clinton Avenue,
Seymour, MO 65746

80 cars

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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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bbrown1 on September 2, 2008 at 12:44 am

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 11:27 pm

There are some great photos at the link below:


Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on April 30, 2012 at 2:39 am

thanks chuck for getting it on, nice brief history.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on April 30, 2012 at 2:42 am

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 30, 2012 at 2:43 am

Alvin Drive in is on cinematreasures.

rivest266 on August 8, 2013 at 12:59 am

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 3:22 pm

Here is the correct address:

East Clinton Ave & Loveland Seymour, Missouri 65746

Chris1982 on September 18, 2014 at 7:41 am

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.

Kenmore on April 22, 2016 at 4:32 pm

A closer address (at least according to Google) is 1168 E. Clinton Ave, Seymour, MO. The drive-in sits on the NE corner of the intersection and is still intact. http://tinyurl.com/hyumaa3

1 Owen Street where Google is currently mapping is west of Seymour and is clearly NOT the correct address.

Chris1982 on April 23, 2016 at 1:01 am

Strange, 1 Owen Dr. Maps it on google and even lists it as the Owen Drive-In

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