North Twin Drive-In

9425 Lewis and Clark Boulevard,
St. Louis, MO 63136

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North Twin Drive-In

No family operating a drive-in has been in the movie theatre business longer than the Wehrenberg’s which owned and operated the North Twin Drive-In.

The North Drive-In opened September 17, 1948 as a single screen and in 1973 it was twinned. The drive-in closed in 2001 and was demolished a year later.

Contributed by Chuck Van Bibber

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Kyle Muldrow
Kyle Muldrow on July 9, 2005 at 1:55 pm

The North Twin did not close in 1998. It showed its last movies in 2001 and was sold and torn down in 2002. Although its sale may have been related to Wehrenberg’s filing Chapter 11 bankruptcy, it didn’t close right after the company filed. See the following page to confirm:

cleavelin on July 20, 2005 at 1:40 am

I can confirm that the North Twin didn’t close in ‘98, as I remember taking a couple dates to movies there before I moved from St. Louis to Memphis, TN in early 2001.

Chris Utley
Chris Utley on June 30, 2007 at 12:07 am

A series of homes have now been built on the site of this drive-in. If I ever move back to St. Louis, I’ll buy one of ‘em as a tribute to the North Twin.

It is so weird to drive down Lewis & Clark and to not see that marquee anymore. Heartbreaking!

JAlex on September 26, 2007 at 7:41 pm

North Drive-In opened in September 1948.

The building permit was issued to the Northside Amusement Company which was owned by Clarence and Francis Kaimann in addition to Fred Wehrenberg. The Kaimanns, in St. Louis exhibition, are remembered for their many theatres in North St. Louis.

Kerry Manderbach
Kerry Manderbach on February 18, 2008 at 6:51 am

Wow, the stories I could tell from my times at the North Twin…ummm, I’d better not….

JAlex on February 29, 2008 at 5:28 pm

The North became a twin in 1974, not 1973.

Kyle Muldrow
Kyle Muldrow on August 10, 2009 at 9:01 pm

For the record, the North Twin was the last remaining drive-in theater in St. Louis County when it closed in 2001.

ahnnamarie on October 5, 2009 at 10:15 pm

another note, i was a projectionist at the north and it sat on more acre’s than any other …..50 acre’s the even covered the area on 367 where the gas station sat….

Chris Utley
Chris Utley on June 17, 2011 at 11:27 pm

More pics (and movie ads) from the North Twin here: St. Louis Flashback Movie & Drive-In Theatres

rivest266 on February 25, 2016 at 10:24 pm

September 17th, 1948 grand opening ad in photo section.

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