66 Park-In

9438 Watson Road,
Crestwood, MO 63126

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66 Park-In

The 66 Park-In opened September 26, 1947 by Flexer Drive-In Theatres but was taken over the following season by Wehrenberg Theatres, which operated it until its closure. The 66 had a capacity of 800 cars.

Located on the Historic Highway 66, this drive-in was one of the first operated by Wehrenberg. It was a popular mainstay in the St. Louis area. It had the large playground like all other Wehrenberg drive-in theatres situated in front of the screen.

When you went into the drive-in, you were greeted with miles of neon lining the back side of the screen facing Watson Road (Highway 66) with the name of the theatre spelled out. It had a large concession area with four stations for quick service.

Sadly, the 66-Park-In closed in 1993 and was demolished in 1994 to make way for a shopping center.

Contributed by Chuck Van Bibber

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Kyle Muldrow
Kyle Muldrow on June 6, 2011 at 4:37 pm

Check out this posting to drive-ins.com that shows an ad from August of 1982 listing all Wehrenberg drive-ins at that time, including the 66:


The name of the poster is Tim Haye. Does anyone know if he posts on this site? If so, could someone tell him to post that ad on Cinema Treasures as well…along with any other old ads he might have scanned?

Krestwood on July 19, 2012 at 2:21 pm

Incredible photo! I grew up there in the 60’s and never saw what the area across Route 66 looked like before they built Crestwwod Mall. I saw “Easy Rider” there!

coolpcfixer on September 28, 2012 at 6:44 pm

My brother and I started a group on Facebook dedicated to this drive-in. Had many good times there. Here’s the link to the group:


oceantracks on September 12, 2013 at 9:51 pm

Went there many times as a kid in the 50s and 60s….great times spent on the playground as the sun began to set and the screen flickered to life….

DavidZornig on January 26, 2014 at 1:53 pm

I just added about 5-6 photos, all courtesy of the Vintage St. Louis Facebook page.

Drive-In 54
Drive-In 54 on January 26, 2014 at 2:21 pm

Thanks for adding the pictures from Facebook for the non-Facebook users.

rivest266 on February 24, 2016 at 3:27 pm

September 26th, 1947 grand opening ad in photo section.

MichaelKilgore on June 29, 2017 at 8:05 am

I stumbled upon a few minutes of video shot in 1991, uploaded in 2013 to YouTube.

MichaelKilgore on March 19, 2019 at 9:24 am

Today, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch marked the 25th anniversary of the destruction of the 66 Park-In’s screen. I added that page to the Internet Archive, so the link should stay alive longer here.

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