61 South Drive-In

8775 Commercial Boulevard,
Pevely, MO 63070

600 cars

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Kenmore on February 12, 2023 at 3:45 am

A closer address is 8775 Commercial Blvd, Pevely, MO.

This puts it right on the projection booth/concession stand. For whatever reason, Google Maps has difficulty with the HWY 61/67 address.


MichaelKilgore on May 10, 2021 at 10:06 am

Joplin News Herald, Aug. 31, 1964: “A brief thunderstorm, accompanied by heavy winds, whipped through Arnold (MO) Sunday afternoon, injuring five persons and damaging property … Most of a 1,000-foot-long fence was blown down at the 61 South Drive-In Theater north of Herculaneum and the Marquee was damaged.”

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Norman Plant on April 1, 2021 at 2:10 pm

I go past this one every week, and as of today this one is still intact. Some buildings are on the property and the snack bar will probably need attention to open, but otherwise it’s ready.

dansdriveintheater on April 1, 2021 at 9:14 am

@ kennerado great! wish someone would reopen this theatre!

kennerado on November 30, 2019 at 10:21 pm

The site is now advertised as a storage space with a mix of warehouses, covered storage (which is probably what the above person thinks are trailers) and open area. The ramps, snackbar, screen and roadside marquee still exist as of June 2019. The screen looks like it could display a film tomorrow, it’s in great condition.

dansdriveintheater on November 15, 2018 at 11:30 am

all the ramps are still there and the screen. the projectors booth and the snack bar. there are three portable trailers on the site of the drive-in that don’t belong their though

bbrown1 on August 16, 2018 at 10:43 am

Just recently, the city of Pevely sponsored the showing of a movie at this drive-in, and there is now a Facebook group dedicated to “Restoring the Peveley Drive In”.

Gab on January 28, 2017 at 9:59 pm

The owners name was Jim Kohler.. His wife’s name was Robbie. My dad Tom Gabbert was the projectionist there for many years in the 70’s. I spent a big part of my childhood spent there. Great memories. Helping my dad with speaker checks.. Going my friendsmany weekends.. I even remember a big bbq the Kohlers had for employees the day all the new playground equipment was installed. Loved that place!! (Not sure who stated a protectionist shot someone.. Sure wasn’t my dad.. Never heard anything about that happening.)

Chris1982 on September 16, 2014 at 1:25 am

Commercial Boulevard and Highway 61-67 are one in the same.

jwmovies on August 30, 2012 at 6:57 am

Approx. address is 8828 Commercial Boulevard.

kschneiderstl on November 27, 2011 at 4:26 pm

Flea market is now closed. http://www.ksdk.com/news/article/281464/3/Pevely-Flea-Market-closing-after-decades-in-business

kencmcintyre on January 9, 2007 at 10:16 am

It looks like the plaintiff in this suit was headed to the outhouse one night when she was accidentally shot by the projectionist at the adjacent drive-in: