St. Ann 4-Screen Drive-In
10425 Saint Charles Rock Road,
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Architects: Lewis Eugene Wilson
Previous Names: St. Ann Drive-In
The St. Ann Drive-In opened in June 2, 1951 as a four-screen theatre, and was operated by Arthur Enterprises Inc. It opened with Richard Widmark in “Halls of Montezuma” and had a capacity of 1,000 cars. It was located a few blocks from the Airway Drive-In. The drive-in itself was located in a valley behind retail stores that lined the Rock Road. The only thing visible from the Rock Road was the large marquee and the entrance that led to the theatre. This was the first big multi-screen in the St. Louis area.
When Arthur Enterprises Inc. went bankrupt, Wehrenberg Theatres took over operations of the St. Ann Drive-In, putting it in direct competition with its own Airway Drive-In. The St. Ann Drive-In usually played the same double bill program on two screens leaving you with a choice of two programs.
The drive-in was closed on September 16, 1984 and was later demolished to make way for the St. Ann Square Shopping Center.
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