Starlite Drive-In

3118 MO-19,
Salem, MO 65560

300 cars

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MichaelKilgore on May 30, 2022 at 7:48 pm

Boxoffice, April 17, 1957: “Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Graham, formerly of St. Louis … have been operating the Starlite Drive-In on Route 19 north of Salem, Mo., since June 1955 under a lease from Mr. and Mrs. Paul Hamaker of Salem, who opened that drive-in in September 1950.”

MichaelKilgore on September 23, 2021 at 11:20 am

Boxoffice, Sept. 23, 1950: “Inclement weather has delayed opening date for the Starlight Drive-In near Salem, Mo., owned by L. L. Pruitt of Steelville, Mo., and Paul Hamaker"

MichaelKilgore on June 8, 2019 at 4:52 pm

Google Maps likes the address of 3118 MO-19, Salem MO.

From the July 8, 1950 issue of BoxOffice:

SALEM, MO. – Construction of a 300-car drive-in has been started at a site on Route 19 about two miles north of here by L. L. Pruitt and Paul Hamaker. Pruitt now operates the Legion Theatre in Steelville, Mo., and Hamaker is a retired farmer living near the tract on which the new open-air theater is being erected. The new drive-in is expected to be ready for opening about August 15.

jwmovies on December 6, 2012 at 11:15 pm

Approx. location for this drive-in was 4 blocks north of Missouri 19 & County Road 412, Spring Creek East, MO.