St. Ann 4-Screen Drive-In

10425 Saint Charles Rock Road,
St. Ann, MO 63074

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MichaelKilgore on July 28, 2021 at 7:46 pm

The 1984 ads for the “St. Ann Drive-In” were independent of Wehrenberg and everybody else. Its final night was Sunday, Sept. 16, 1984. For $2 per person or $5 a carload, patrons could watch, on screens 1 & 2, “Sheena” and “Against All Odds.” On screens 3 & 4, the St. Ann advertised “Dark Forces” and “Monstoids.”

MichaelKilgore on June 5, 2020 at 3:05 pm

The June 9, 1951 issue of Boxoffice had a lengthy article stating that the St. Ann had opened on June 2. It cost $300,000 and had been under construction for nine months. Lewis Eugene Wilson of Los Angeles was the architect. Two sets of projectors with mirrored lenses served the four screens. The playgrounds included a coal-burning steam train that ran over 1600 feet of track.

MichaelKilgore on December 18, 2019 at 10:52 am

The Oct. 6, 1951 issue of Boxoffice ran a two-page article on the St. Ann, including a rare two-page panorama photo of three of the four screens.

davidcoppock on October 27, 2018 at 12:10 am

Opened with “Halls of Montezuma”. The shopping center is St. Ann Square Shopping Center.

rivest266 on February 26, 2016 at 2:40 pm

June 1st, 1951 grand opening ad in photo section.

DavidZornig on January 20, 2016 at 7:23 am

1951 photo added courtesy of the Fiftiesville Facebook page. I believe it to be of this theater.

Chris Utley
Chris Utley on June 17, 2011 at 3:32 pm

Pics (including a spectacular shot of all 4 fields) and ads for this drive-in here: St. Louis Flashback Movie & Drive-In Theatres

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Chris Utley on April 23, 2011 at 12:47 pm

Had to fly all the way home to St. Louis to answer my own question. LOL! It’s a Big Lots and some other stores as well.

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Chris Utley on June 7, 2010 at 2:48 pm

To be specific, I meant “What stores within the currently standing shopping center is occupying the space now?”

TLSLOEWS on June 7, 2010 at 1:43 pm

The header says a shopping center.

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Chris Utley on September 17, 2009 at 3:57 pm

What’s occupying the space now?

spectr17 on August 4, 2009 at 11:31 pm

Spent many a night at the 4 screen. Before we could drive we would sneak in from the St. Ann Golf Course and turn up the nearest speakers and then lay on the golf course green watching Bruce Lee flicks. Doug and Bill Croney were friends that worked there as porters. The NW screen had bushes around a little piece of grass where we laid one night watching the flicks. Woke up with the worst case of chiggars in my life the next day.

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JAlex on February 18, 2009 at 6:50 pm

Ceased operation in September 1984.

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Chris Utley on June 27, 2008 at 12:09 pm

As a little kid, there was always a sense of feeling “cool” whenever I knew I was gonna see a movie here – because they always showed the…um…EDGIER (translation: R-rated) flicks here. To this day, whenever I see a Pam Grier movie, I think of this place!

mobrnis on January 20, 2008 at 7:27 pm

Ahhhh yes Mr. Amsinger…..and Mary Shook was the assistant manager when I worked at the 4 Screen in the late 60’s. Had some good friends and good times there. Things will never be as good as it used to be. I miss the good ole 4 Screen!!

royals1986 on September 4, 2007 at 12:52 pm

The Manager of the 4 Screen was a Mr. Arthur Amsinger. The assistant manager of the 4 screen was a Ms. Joan Shook.

JAlex on May 16, 2007 at 3:21 pm

Mr. Utley, indeed, is correct. Address of the 4-Screen was 10425; the Airway 10634. Hardly “opposite”.

Chris Utley
Chris Utley on July 8, 2005 at 7:30 am

One more thing…it was not “directly across the street” but, rather, a few blocks down the road from the Airway Drive-In.

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Chris Utley on July 6, 2005 at 11:06 am

This Drive-in WAS NOT closed in 1980 or demolished in 1982. I know this because I regularly attended movies here through 1984. I moved out of the St. Louis area in 1985 and when I returned to visit a year later, the place was closed.

JAlex on November 22, 2004 at 7:49 am

Facility opened June 2, 1951. Architect was Lewis Wilson.