Phoenix Drive-In

16657 B,
Houston, MO 65483

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rivest266 on March 14, 2018 at 2:49 pm

Grand opening ad in the photo section.

NeonMichael on April 5, 2017 at 3:10 pm

I found a great article in the Houston Herald from September 2011. Lots of nice photos, and these timeline clues:

It changed hands “several times over the years”.

Jaretta Lankford owned the drive-in and adjacent indoor theater “for most of the 90s.” The original screen blew down “in the mid-1990s” and was replaced with the screen that endures to at least 2011. That was also when it upgraded to FM sound, keeping a few car speakers too.

It was purchased in February 2010 from someone who “only had it less than a year”.

As of the article, Samantha Thomas owned the Phoenix and ran it with her parents, Richard and Hillary Thomas, and sister Noel.

NeonMichael on April 5, 2017 at 2:29 pm

The 1952 & 55 Theatre Catalogs list the Sunset with a capacity of 350. OTOH, the 1959 IMPA says 150, though it was up to 200 for the 1982 edition.

Chris1982 on August 29, 2014 at 9:39 pm

This drive-in is owned by the same owner as the Phoenix Theatre adjacent to the drive-in.