I’ll add more info as I have time.
The Drive-Ins are listed in the sequence you would reach them as you travel from Illinois to California. I haven’t been able to find as many of the Drive-Ins as I had hoped.
If you have any information on the location of the Drive-Ins so I can find them on the maps, I would appreciate the help. Thank you.
September 1, 2001: I’ve decided to list Drive-Ins in the towns on, or nearby, Route 66. I have yet to decide the farthest from Route 66 I’ll go. Less than 100 miles seems best. Makes those lonesome highway sections a little less lonely.
West Chicago: Cascade Outdoor Theatre
found topo and photo
Countryside: Route 66 Drive-In
Romeoville: Bel Air Drive-In
Bloomington: Phil-Kron Drive-In
found topo and photo
Springfield: 66 Drive-In
66 Drive-In topo and photo
Green Meadows Drive-In under Knight’s Action Park. topo and photo
three: topo and photo
Keresotes Twin Drive-In on Route 54 W topo and photo
Carlinville: Diana Drive-In
west of town on Route 108 topo and photo
Litchfield: Skyview Drive-In
one of the Route 66 Drive-Ins ! topo and photo
Mitchell: Bel Air Drive-In
Just above the wavy line, to the north of the interchange. Shows up on the aerial. Northeast of Granite City, IL topo and photo
Collinsville: Falcon Drive-In
St. Louis: Broadway Drive-In
about the center of the page, east of the high school. just south and west of Charlton Street. topo
Crestwood: “66” Park-In
Sullivan: Grand Drive-In
found it. topo and photo
Cuba: 19 Drive-In
north of the interchange. topo and photo
Rolla: Rolla Drive-In
north of town, on the way to Northwye topo and photo
Springfield: Holiday Drive-In, Sunset Drive-In, Queen Drive-In/Hi-M Drive-In
Holiday Drive-In north side of town topo and photo
still visible on the photo.
Sunset Drive-In found in town topo and photo
under the field, just north of the two diamond shaped buildings.
Queen Drive-In/Hi-M Drive-In topo and photo
the lights are on, but the Queen Drive-In, Hi-M Drive-In, and the Southeast Landing Strip are gone.
Carthage: 66 Drive-In Theatre and Sunset Drive-In
66 Drive-In is west of town. topo and photo
Sunset Drive-In on Highway 96 topo and photo
definately closed. You can still see part of the parking rows.
Webb City: Webb City Drive-In
south side of town. topo and photo
Baxter Springs: Twilite Drive-In
south of town, on US-66 ! topo and photo
its sad to see an overgrown Drive-In Movie Theatre !
Miami: Sooner Drive-In
north end of town topo and photo
Tulsa: Admiral Twin Drive-In
found it ! top o and photo
Sapulpa: Tee Pee Drive-In
On west US-66, between there and the railroad track topo and photo
Oklahoma City: Cinema 66
the address is somewhere there. topo and photo
under the houses or that big parking lot.
a little something extra. The Cowboy Hall of Fame bottom photo
Bethany: Lakeside Drive-In
here is the area. topo
El Reno: Squaw Drive-In
west of town topo and photo
the small oval area, under that building
Weatherford: Showest/Sho-West Drive-in Theatre
West of town, on US-40, formerly part of Route 66. topo and photo
Clinton: Clinton Drive-In
tree line is still there.
Elk City: 66 Drive-In
west side of town on Route 34/Business US-40 topo and photo
appears to be under the parking lot.
Shamrock: Pioneer Drive-In
east side of town, just south of Route 66 topo and photo
McLean: Derby Drive-In
east of town on Route 66/US-40 topo and photo
Amarillo: Tascosa Drive-In, Trail Drive-In, and Twin Drive-In
Tascosa Drive-In on Dumas Reopened in 1999, part of it is a RV Park. topo and photo
Trail Drive-In west of the airport on Route 66 topo and photo
can see where the parking rows were.
this might be the Twin Drive-In topo and photo
barely see the parking rows. Might be a sign or two. Part of the tree line is visible.
====== New Mexico
Albuquerque: 66 Drive-In, Terrace Drive-In, Albuquerque 6 Drive-In
Cactus Drive-In, Duke City Drive-In, Silver Dollar Drive-In, Star Drive-In
Sunset Drive-In, Tesuque Drive-In, Try C Drive-In, Wyoming Drive-In
one: on Route 66, just west of its junction with route 448. topo and photo
under the trailers. You can just see some of the parking rows.
two: also on Route 66, 4 screens topo and photo
under the houses.
three: Duke City near north US-25, on San Mateo Blvd NE topo and photo
four: Cactus Drive-In on Yale Blvd. topo and photo
part of the tree line is visible.
five: Sunset Drive-In on Arenal Road topo and photo
still visible in 1996.
six: on Route 47 west of US-25. topo and photo
seven: on US-85 alternate, just north of Delmar Avenue topo and photo
I was unable to find the others.
Gallup: Zuni Drive-In and Yucca Drive-In
one: east of town and west of Rehoboth topo and photo
I don’t see a second drive-in location.
Grants: Trail Drive-In
on Route 66 topo and photo
Winslow: Tonto Drive-In
Tonto Drive-In topo and photo
Screen is still there.
Barstow: a reopened Skyline Drive-In
here it is ! on the old map. topo and photo
Lenwood: Lenwood Drive-In
Victorville: Joshua Drive-In
here is the area topo
Rialto: Foothill Drive-In
here topo and photo
under there somewhere.
Azusa: Edwards Azusa Drive-In Theatre
I was sent this in my form mail
form email: Also, I heard (but could not verify) that Azusa Pacific University has purchased the Azusa Drive-In and intends to demolish it to expand the ever-expanding campus. I hope you’ve heard differently. That will be a real loss – right along Route 66.
August, 2001. yes, its confirmed by info at Drive-Ins.com !
east of Citrus Junior College topo and photo