South Twin Drive-In

2516 Lemay Ferry Road,
St. Louis, MO 63125

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DavidZornig on June 26, 2020 at 9:35 pm

Demolished April 23, 1984 – Bulldozers were tearing down the South Twin Drive-In at Lemay Ferry and Buckley. Wehrenberg Theaters President Ron Krueger said that the land would be much more valuable when developed into a supermarket. Per Vintage St. Louis & Route 66 Facebook page.

davidcoppock on November 20, 2019 at 2:40 am

Opened with “Magnificent Osession” and “Naked alibi”.

MichaelKilgore on August 16, 2019 at 6:32 am

“Could you take a nice 500-pound bear or two into your home or drive-in zoo? You can get one or both free of charge. One is named Louis, age 6, and the other is slightly younger. They are now on display at the South Twin Drive-In in St. Louis County, a unit of the Fred Wehrenberg circuit. The bears were brought to St. Louis from Minnesota as cubs by Fred Krueger, president of the circuit. Ed Spradlin, manager of the drive-in, will gladly show the bears, who will make nice pets, to any prospective adoptive owners. Call Spradlin at VIctor 3-9675 after 5:00 p.m.” —Boxoffice, May 16, 1960

The happy ending was reported in the Aug. 1, 1960 Boxoffice. Spradlin placed the bears, Louie and Suzy, with a small zoo in Hayti MO.

MichaelKilgore on June 23, 2019 at 5:40 pm

“The Wehrenberg-Krueger theatre interests will construct a 1,000-car twin-screen drive-in at a cost of about $350,000, to be opened early in 1954. It will be located at Lemay and Ferry and Buckley road and named the South Drive-In.” —BoxOffice, Sept. 19, 1953

ktc0913 on May 21, 2018 at 2:06 pm

Back in the mid 70’s, before we were old enough to drive, we used to walk along the north side of the property to the back screen and jump the fence and come in. We’d sit outside the snack building and hit on the girls. Don’t know why there aren’t more drive in theaters, as they were lots of fun for all ages.

emoe1 on January 6, 2017 at 4:27 am

Does anyone have a picture of the bear cage?

OldtimeMovieguy on March 2, 2016 at 1:31 pm

This was the hot spot in the 60’s Johnny Rabbitt would broadcast from the drive-in What great memories

rivest266 on February 27, 2016 at 7:21 am

November 19th, 1954 grand opening ad in photo section.

JAlex on December 19, 2008 at 2:52 pm

Verifiable information: venue closed November 1983.

JAlex on June 11, 2005 at 3:19 pm

Architect was Edward F. Gordon.

Facility opened in 1954.