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Holiday Drive-In Theater

Springfield, Missouri

Holiday Drive-in sign
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.

General view of the Holiday Drive-In Theater, Springfield
View encompassing the entry booth, concession stand, and screen


About Holiday Drive-In Theater
Business Type: Vestige
Owner(s): n/a
Address: E. Kearney St., Springfield, MO
Telephone: n/a
Web site: n/a
Directions: On E. Kearney St. (eastern approach to town), north side of street. See also our GPS-based Clickable G-Maps.


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