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66 Park-In Theatre

Photo from the Norman Plant collection.
9438 Watson Rd
Crestwood MO 63126

Demolished 1994 Outdoor Theatre
Record #7468  
 Opened: September 26, 1947
 Closed: October 17, 1993
 Demolished: 1994
Capacity: 800 cars
Architectural Style(s):
National Register:
Current Organ: none
 Also Known As:
 Previously operated by: Flexer Drive-In Theatres, Wehrenberg-Kaimann Circuit, Wehrenberg Theatres

Information for this tour was contributed by Darren Snow.

A poster popular among Route 66 enthusiasts depicts a series of classic cars cruising into this drive-in's entry gate at dusk. Founded in the late 1940s, the 66 had a capacity of nearly 800 cars. Operated by the local Wehrenberg chain, the drive-in survived into the 1990s until a developer earmarked the site for a grocery store and a Best Buy. After the demolition of the 66, an occupant of the resultant strip mall placed help-wanted ads bearing the tag line "Work along Historic Route 66!"

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Photos from the Norman Plant collection.

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Last featured 2002-12-27. Last edited 12/24/2021.

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