Twin 50 Drive-In

2117 Missouri Boulevard,
Jefferson City, MO 65109

350 cars

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Twin 50 Drive-In

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The Twin 50 opened as a single screen in May of 1949 originally called the 50 Highway Drive-In, it had a 400 car capacity.

A second screen was added in 1976. It was then renamed the Twin 50 Drive-In, the last night of operation was September 3, 1985. The 50 Twin Drive-In had a 350 car capacity.

It offered free pony rides for the children and had a playground.

Contributed by Chuck Van Bibber

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lktripnc on September 7, 2011 at 4:01 pm

This photo shows the wrong side of Missouri Blvd (formerly US Route 50) from where the drive-in was located. This photo shows the north side of the street and the drive-in was located on the south side of the street.

dallasmovietheaters on September 7, 2015 at 6:58 pm

Correction: The opening name of this theatre in May of 1949 was the 50 Hiwa Drive-In Theatre. (No “y” or “gh” in the name.)

The 50 Hiwa Drive-In Theatre was architected by Beverly Miller & Associates in Kansas City. Miller had designed similar ozoners in Kansas City and St. Joseph. The 40x50' image was projected on a 60' high tower. The 350-car theatre also had walk-up seating for 200 additional patrons. Durwood Theatres — operators of the local State and Capitol indoor theatre — didn’t take kindly to the Hiway and decided to build a bigger drive-in just west of the city called the Skylark with capacity for 500 cars. It was on.

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