Owen Drive-In

1460 E. Clinton Avenue,
Seymour, MO 65746

80 cars

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Owen Drive-In

The Owen Drive-In is Missouri’s smallest drive-in and is an old solo screen, grass field with a capacity at almost 80 cars. It was opened by George Owen in May 1955. The Owen Drive-In was open seasonally from April thru September.

It was closed in 2013 upon the death of Harold Owen.

Contributed by Chuck Van Bibber

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bbrown1 on April 29, 2012 at 6:27 pm

There are some great photos at the link below:


Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on April 29, 2012 at 9:39 pm

thanks chuck for getting it on, nice brief history.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on April 29, 2012 at 9:42 pm

There was a Sparta,Mo. Drive in in this state that held 75 cars,The Alvin Drive-in.owned by Taft Amusements.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on April 29, 2012 at 9:43 pm

Alvin Drive in is on cinematreasures.

rivest266 on August 7, 2013 at 7:59 pm

Google maps gets it wrong it is east of town where Center and Clinton meets.

Chris1982 on September 18, 2014 at 2:41 am

Address: 1 Owen Dr, Seymour, MO 65746 Phone:(417) 935-2232 this is the address and phone number listed on their facebook page. According to their facebook page due to health reasons the drive-in did not open in 2014.

Kenmore on April 22, 2016 at 11:32 am

A closer address (at least according to Google) is 1168 E. Clinton Ave, Seymour, MO. The drive-in sits on the NE corner of the intersection and is still intact. http://tinyurl.com/hyumaa3

1 Owen Street where Google is currently mapping is west of Seymour and is clearly NOT the correct address.

Chris1982 on April 22, 2016 at 8:01 pm

Strange, 1 Owen Dr. Maps it on google and even lists it as the Owen Drive-In

jwmovies on March 7, 2019 at 4:37 am

Let’s settle this. The actual address for this theater is now 1460 E Clinton Ave, Seymour, MO 65746. Now MFA Oil Company per Google Maps. This points directly to the entrance road. FYI Owen Dr. did not exist when this drive in was open.

Please update.

MichaelKilgore on January 9, 2022 at 6:12 pm

Independent Film Journal, April 30, 1955: “New Owen ozoner at Seymour, Mo., owned by Harold Owen, is scheduled for a May opening.”

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