South Twin Drive-In

2516 Lemay Ferry Road,
St. Louis, MO 63125

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South Twin Drive-In

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The South Twin was one of the big drive-ins that were built in 1954 by Wehrenberg Theatres. The South Twin accomodated 500 cars for each screen.

Like all the other Wehrenberg drive-ins the South Twin had a large playground area for the kiddies. At the South Twin Drive-In, because of the double screens, it was in the middle by the concession stand. There was also a live bear in a cage and a small train that you could ride, that went around the playground.

The entrance was on Lemay Ferry at Buckley Road.

The back of one of the screens faced Lemay Ferry and in neon there were two screens and two projectors with the words in large letters stating ‘South Twin’.

The South Twin Drive-In was closed in November 1983, and was soon demolished to make way for another shopping center named Lemay Plaza and was anchored by a huge Dierbergs Super Market.

Contributed by Chuck Van Bibber, Terry Madden

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JAlex
JAlex on June 11, 2005 at 3:19 pm

Architect was Edward F. Gordon.

Facility opened in 1954.

JAlex
JAlex on December 19, 2008 at 2:52 pm

Verifiable information: venue closed November 1983.

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