Mountain Grove Drive-In

10366 U.S. 60 Business,
Mountain Grove, MO 65711

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MichaelKilgore on May 2, 2022 at 10:47 am

A few more, earlier details. Boxoffice, Sept. 10, 1955: “Mrs. Winona Allen of Springfield, Mo., widow of ? Allen, for many years the Dallas manager of National Screen, is a partner with John Castner of Mountain Grove in the ownership of the 60 Drive-In on Route 60 and the Cameo Theatre, which they purchased recently from William Dean Davis of West Plains. The management and ownership of the drive-in and theatre was formally assumed by Mrs. Allen and Castner on Sunday (4).”

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Joe Vogel on July 8, 2021 at 12:32 am

The October 22, 1955 issue of Boxoffice said that Mr. and Mrs. John Castner and Mrs. Wanona Allen of Springfield had bought the Cameo Theatre and 60 Drive-In at Mountain Grove from the Dean Davis family. Castner had been manager of the Cameo since 1935 and of the drive-in for the last three years.

MichaelKilgore on April 15, 2021 at 8:03 pm

The Exhibitor, July 23, 1952: “The Autovue Drive-In, a 300-car theatre near Mountain Grove, Mo., was opened by Austin E. Allcorn, Poplar Bluff, Mo.”

MichaelKilgore on April 6, 2021 at 7:30 pm

Independent Film Journal, May 16, 1953: “The Autovue Drive-In near Mountain Grove, Mo. opened under new ownership of Dean Davis, Jr. and with John Castner as mgr."

Chris1982 on October 14, 2014 at 1:48 am

The old marquee out front says Hills Flea Market. Address 10366 US 60 Business. Using that address it maps right to the old drive-in.

Kenmore on October 13, 2014 at 5:12 pm

Here is a view of the drive in today.

The screen is partially there.