Consider taking advantage of the last bits of summer by visiting a local drive-in movie theater. There are 4 drive-in movie theaters within an hour and a half of St. Louis, depending on where you are coming from, and any would make the perfect destination for a family-friendly trip with the kids or a romantic date night. Find information on the local theaters along with some tips and tricks for a night at the drive-in below.
4 Drive-In Movie Theaters near St. Louis, MO
Address: 5853 Highway 19, Cuba, MO
Distance from St. Louis: 1 Hour 30 Mins
Address: 5700 North Belt West, Belleville, IL
Distance from St. Louis: 30 Mins
Address: 15605 N State Hwy 21, Cadet, MO
Distance from St. Louis: 1 Hour 15 Mins
Address: 1500 Historic Old Route 66, Litchfield, IL
Distance from St. Louis: 1 Hour
Drive-In Theater Tips and Tricks
All drive-in theaters have their own set of rules that you should become familiar with before visiting. For example, some locations only accept cash and some forbid bringing in outside food and drink while others allow it. In addition to following the rules at your local drive-in, we also suggest arriving early to you get a good parking spot, bringing a portable radio so you don’t drain your vehicle’s battery, and bringing warm clothing and blankets as it can get pretty cold at night, even on a hot summer day. If your vehicle is equipped with folding rear seats and a hatchback, we also suggest parking with your hatchback facing the screen, so you can fold the seats flat to create a laying area with pillows and blankets. We like dressing the kids in pajamas so getting them to bed after a long night at the movies is quick and easy.
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