North Twin Drive-In

5100 NW Gateway Avenue,
Riverside, MO 64150

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davidcoppock on October 23, 2023 at 7:32 am

Opened on 17th April 1970 on screen 1 with “True grit”, “The sterile cuckoo’s and "Barefoot in the park” and on screen 2 with “Topaz”, “The golden goose” and “The Ipcress file”.

MichaelKilgore on October 22, 2023 at 7:31 pm

Boxoffice, April 13, 1970: “Chairman of the board Lu Vaughan and president Martin Stone of the Kansas City-based Mid-America Cinema Corp., hosted a pre-opening screening at the new 1,600-car North Twin Drive-In, Riverside, Wednesday night (8). The two-screen drive-in is located on U.S. 71 at 50th Street, one-quarter mile south of I-29, and is the first twin-screen airer north of the river in metropolitan Kansas City. The entrance-way is accentuated by an eight-foot, lighted plexi-glass arch and the 1,300-foor entrance drive is outlined by mushroom lighting. Twin boxoffices with four cashiers keep four lanes of traffic moving … A two-story, air-conditioned building houses the projection booth, rest rooms and the refreshment center, which has four serving lanes. Just to the west of this area is a children’s playground. These facilities are centrally located between the two theatres. Ample parking is provided on 34 ramps spaced 40 feet apart. Speaker posts are spaced 20 feet apart. Electric in-car heaters make it possible to operate the drive-in year-round. The North Twin’s viewing area is in a natural amphitheatre and the entrance is located on one of the highest ridges in Platte County.”

rivest266 on May 7, 2018 at 3:01 pm

The official Grand opening date was April 17th, 1970. Ad in the photo section.

jwmovies on December 7, 2016 at 3:09 am

Now Northcrest Apartments.

The address for this Drive-in is now 5100 NW Gateway Ave, Riverside, MO 64150.

Please update.

jpr88 on August 16, 2015 at 1:49 pm

It was virtually identical to the Twin in Independence, the State in KCK and the South Twin in Olathe. footage of the North Twin was used in an Intermission bumpre for Mid American Cinemas and it Was always listed in that section of the movie ads. Only the Crest and Riverside Drive ins Were in the Commonwealth section.

jpr88 on August 16, 2015 at 1:43 pm

The Riverside drive in, that was about a mile away was ran by Commonwealth, but this one was definately built and ran by Mid America Cinemas.

Tp on May 31, 2015 at 11:35 pm

I know the Screens were still up on 4 April 1995 the next day I left for Osan AB South Korea

Chris1982 on January 25, 2015 at 9:00 pm

In 1970 the Motion Picture Yearbook lists the owner as Commonwealth Theatres.

jpr88 on January 25, 2015 at 3:54 pm

Pretty sure that this theater was built and operated by Mid America Cinemas. Along with the South Twin in Olathe it was one of the last two to be built in the KC area.