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270 Drive-In Theatre


Photo from the Norman Plant collection
2925 Dunn Rd
Florissant MO 63033

Demolished Outdoor Theatre
Record #9746  
 Opened:
 Closed: Yes (date unknown)
 Demolished: Yes (date unknown)
Capacity: 1200 cars
Architect(s): Fred Sternberg & Assoc
Architectural Style(s):
National Register:
Current Organ: none
 Also Known As:
 Previously operated by: Arthur Enterprises, Wehrenberg Theatres

Information for this tour was contributed by Darren Snow.

Edward Arthur of the Arthur chain announced plans for this drive-in in May 1963, but it took a while to actually get off the ground. Fred Sterneberg & Associates drew up the plans; there was room for 1,200 cars. The theater's sign -- consisting of a red ball atop a tall yellow pylon -- was a local landmark, easily seen from far down the adjoining Interstate 270. When the chain gradually collapsed in 1977, the 270 was one of the last four Arthur theaters to remain open. It lasted into the 1980s under different management. A shopping center now occupies the site.

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Last featured 3/9/2002. Last edited 4/13/2014.

 
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