Missouri has 9 drive-in movie theaters open this summer

National Drive-In Movie Day is just around the corner, which celebrates the anniversary of the first drive-in movie theater opening in the United States.

Monday, June 6 marks 89 years since the first drive-in screening. Held in New Jersey, moviegoers enjoyed “Wives Beware” for just 25 cents per car.

Though movies are more accessible today, many still enjoy the experience of sitting in a car, windows down, or lounging in a lawn chair in the grass, watching a movie in the outdoors. In preparation for warmer temperatures and longer summer nights, the News-Leader compiled a list of nine drive-in theaters throughout Missouri worth exploring this summer.

Traditionally, drive-in movie theaters show double features, two movies for the price of one. Unless noted otherwise, this is the case for the following theaters and showings.

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