Clark 54 Drive-In

19312 US Highway 54,
Rockport, IL 62370

300 cars

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KenLayton on May 26, 2020 at 4:17 pm

With the coronavirus, this theater may be worth re-opening.

MichaelKilgore on May 26, 2020 at 10:45 am

The Independent Film Journal, Aug. 7, 1954: “The first drive-in in this area (St. Louis) to air-condition its concession building was the Clark, between Pittsfield, Ill., and Louisiana, Mo. The theatre had a five-ton unit installed.”

MichaelKilgore on January 17, 2020 at 8:49 am

Boxoffice, July 6, 1957: “The Clark Drive-In at Summer Hill, Ill., owned by Russell Armentrout of Louisiana, Mo., was flattened by the tornado of June 11 … The screen tower was blown down and considerable damage was done to the concession-projection building. Armentrout hoped to have it ready for opening at the end of this week.”

Countryarbor on August 28, 2019 at 8:18 pm

Liberty 1&2 708 N Milwaukee Ave, Libertyville, IL 60048

Then Clark 54 Drive-In 19312 US Highway 54, Rockport, IL 62370

Will my friends, Country Arbor Independent Cinema Theater’s will be taking over the business and serve a new menu. I’ll be working on the Grants this week.

Dave Lounder THE DRIVE-IN THEATRE PRESERVATION SOCIETY on January 23, 2019 at 3:12 am

No ramps? No poles? Odd!

Anyone know the asking price?


Dave Lounder

S_Yokem on September 27, 2014 at 7:59 am

Map shows this location as being roughly halfway between IL 96 at Atlas, IL and Mississippi River where highway crosses to Louisiana, MO. Clark 54 is actually NE of IL 96, much closer to Summer Hill.

S_Yokem on May 24, 2014 at 11:18 am

Closed and for sale as of spring 2014. They tried to win the contest for a digital system with no luck, probably the main reason for closing and sale.

jwmovies on September 20, 2012 at 10:10 pm

Just south of town on Hwy 54 in Summer Hill.

bbrown1 on February 1, 2009 at 2:43 pm

This is the same drive-in as the Summer Hill Drive In, which is listed separately, as being in Pittsfield IL. It is in Summer Hill IL, not Rockport or Pittsfield.

kencmcintyre on August 28, 2007 at 6:27 pm

Operated by the Armentrout Circuit in 1963.