Parkade Drive-In

601 Business Loop 70 West,
Columbia, MO 65201

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50sSNIPES on December 16, 2023 at 11:14 am

Opened with “Flame Of Araby” (unclear if any short subjects added).

The Parkade Drive-In closed for the final time on October 30, 1960 with “Man Without A Star” and “The Way To The Gold” along with a cartoon, and was demolished the following year to make way for the Parkade Plaza Shopping Center (which began construction following major original plans to the shopping center itself in January 1962).

rivest266 on December 16, 2023 at 10:06 am

Grand opening ad posted.

MichaelKilgore on January 3, 2020 at 3:30 pm

The July 4, 1953 issue of Boxoffice ran a two-page spread on the Parkade, focusing mainly on the T-shaped apartment home that Herbert Jeans built for his family on the second floor of the drive-in’s concession and projection building.

“Supervising the entire construction himself, Herbert Jeans broke ground for the Parkade, situated on 10 acres, on September 29, 1952, and opened the theatre March 27, just less than six months later.”

MichaelKilgore on June 24, 2019 at 12:12 pm

From BoxOffice, March 27, 1954: “COLUMBIA, MO. – The Parkdale Drive-In on U.S. 40 west of the city limits is being opened for the season by Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Jeans.”

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on June 15, 2012 at 5:29 pm

It parked 410 cars and was owned in 1956 by Herbert Jones.

DAL on June 15, 2012 at 7:21 am

The map is incorrect; it looks like the peg is at 601 East, and should be 601 West, which places it near Parkade Blvd.