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Holiday Drive-In Theater
|The sign, visible from Route 66|
On the eastern outskirts of Springfield is what remains of the Holiday Drive-In movie theater. Outdoor theaters really hit their stride in the 1950s, so their rise and fall roughly parallels that of Route 66 and her sister pre-interstate highways.
As the new interstate highways made suburban living practical, the large tracts of land outside the city limits where the drive-ins stood became more and more valuable to developers, and the ever-increasing taxes on those properties made the drive-in theater's business model less and less tenable.
|View encompassing the entry booth, concession stand, and screen|
|About Holiday Drive-In Theater|
|Address:||E. Kearney St., Springfield, MO|
|Directions:||On E. Kearney St. (eastern approach to town), north side of street. See also our GPS-based Clickable G-Maps.|