North Twin Drive-In

9425 Lewis and Clark Boulevard,
Jennings, MO 63137

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MichaelKilgore on June 17, 2020 at 1:11 pm

Motion Picture Exhibitor, Feb. 21, 1962: “The North Drive-In, which opened Feb. 2 for the season, is being taken over by the Wehrenberg Circuit.”

dallasmovietheaters on June 9, 2020 at 4:39 am

The North Drive-In launched on September 17, 1948 with Sonja Henie in “It’s a Pleasure” supported by a Three Stooges short and a Walt Disney cartoon. The single screen D-I became the North Twin on August 23, 1974 with triple features on both screens (American Graffiti/Oklahoma Crude/Something Big on #1 West and Thunderbolt & Lightfoot/White Lightning/Serpico on #2 East). The North Twin closed on September 16, 2001 after double features of “Rush Hour 2” and “Jeepers Creepers” on Screen #1 West and “Two Can Play That Game” and “Ghosts or Mars” on Screen #2 East.

MichaelKilgore on June 8, 2020 at 8:09 pm

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported on Feb. 22, 2002 that Wehrenberg Inc. had sold the North Twin to a real estate developer that week. It also mentioned that it was in Jennings, and (as Kyle Muldrow noted above) was the last active drive-in theater in St. Louis County.

rivest266 on February 25, 2016 at 2:24 pm

September 17th, 1948 grand opening ad in photo section.

Chris Utley
Chris Utley on June 17, 2011 at 3:27 pm

More pics (and movie ads) from the North Twin here: St. Louis Flashback Movie & Drive-In Theatres

ahnnamarie on October 5, 2009 at 2:15 pm

another note, i was a projectionist at the north and it sat on more acre’s than any other …..50 acre’s the even covered the area on 367 where the gas station sat….

Kyle Muldrow
Kyle Muldrow on August 10, 2009 at 1:01 pm

For the record, the North Twin was the last remaining drive-in theater in St. Louis County when it closed in 2001.

JAlex on February 29, 2008 at 9:28 am

The North became a twin in 1974, not 1973.

Kerry Manderbach
Kerry Manderbach on February 17, 2008 at 10:51 pm

Wow, the stories I could tell from my times at the North Twin…ummm, I’d better not….

JAlex on September 26, 2007 at 11:41 am

North Drive-In opened in September 1948.

The building permit was issued to the Northside Amusement Company which was owned by Clarence and Francis Kaimann in addition to Fred Wehrenberg. The Kaimanns, in St. Louis exhibition, are remembered for their many theatres in North St. Louis.

Chris Utley
Chris Utley on June 29, 2007 at 4:07 pm

A series of homes have now been built on the site of this drive-in. If I ever move back to St. Louis, I’ll buy one of ‘em as a tribute to the North Twin.

It is so weird to drive down Lewis & Clark and to not see that marquee anymore. Heartbreaking!

cleavelin on July 19, 2005 at 5:40 pm

I can confirm that the North Twin didn’t close in ‘98, as I remember taking a couple dates to movies there before I moved from St. Louis to Memphis, TN in early 2001.

Kyle Muldrow
Kyle Muldrow on July 9, 2005 at 5:55 am

The North Twin did not close in 1998. It showed its last movies in 2001 and was sold and torn down in 2002. Although its sale may have been related to Wehrenberg’s filing Chapter 11 bankruptcy, it didn’t close right after the company filed. See the following page to confirm: