Today while soaking up the sun at the Cape Splash with a couple of my friends we were chatting about the upcoming movie event at Montgomery Bank this Friday night (06/24/2011) and my friend who moved here from good old California and I started talking and we got on the subject of “Drive-In” Movie theatres! She had no clue that there was a drive in movie theatre fairly close to us; I guess since I am so “well-traveled” here locally I totally forget that others may not be. (Of course I would be lost outside of Missouri)
Pine Hills Drive-In Theatre is located in Piedmont Missouri, so depending on where you live it could be a bit of a drive for a late night, but it is so AWESOME! Last summer my family and I were staying in one of our favorite state parks (Sam A Baker) and we journeyed up the road to watch Toy Story 3 and while my kiddos had already seen Toy Story 3 a couple of times their reviews of the outside showing cracked me up. I remember as I laid my sleepy eyed Dillard in bed at the cabin we were staying in he rolled over and exclaimed “mom Toy Story 3 is so much better OUTSIDE” and of course that made my night! Knowing that he had enjoyed it enough to wake up and tell me that he LOVED IT and he did! He can still tell me about sitting in the back of the truck with his puppy, his sissy, and daddy and watching Buzz and Woody on the big wall.
Pine Hill Drive-In Theatre is a must if you have never been to a drive-in before, it is an experience in my opinion everyone should have. This is a very affordable place to visit (less the gas money) entrance fees are $6 a person for 10 years and up and 10 and under are free. I think for our whole night of entertainment we spent like $20! They play a different every week you can check their online schedule, or they also have a newsletter you can sign up for, so you are informed of what great shows they are showing.
Take a late night drive and check out this neat little place, I just read on their site they are planning to show Cars 2 just in time for my birthday that is the place I need to visit for my BIG birthday!
Age 11 and up -- $6.00
Age 10 and under -- FREE
Gate opens at 7pm -- Movie starts when it gets dark
Directions to Pine Hill Drive In
Take 67 South for approx. 45 miles. Turn right(west) on Hwy 34, travel approx. 12 miles. Drive-In is on the left, 2 miles east of Piedmont and approx. 10 miles west of Sam A. Baker State Park
From Poplar Bluff
Take 67 North for approx. 35 miles. Turn left(west) on Hwy 34, travel approx. 12 miles. Drive-In is on the left, 2 miles east of Piedmont and approx. 10 miles west of Sam A. Baker State Park
From Cape Girardeau
Take I-55 North to first Jackson exit for Hwy. 34 west. Travel approx. 75 miles. Drive-In is on the left, 2 miles east of Piedmont and approx. 10 miles west of Sam A. Baker State Park.
Go to Ellsinore, take A Hwy exit. Travel A Hwy to Hwy 49, turn left. Travel to Hwy 34, turn right. Travel through Piedmont. Drive-In is 2 miles east of town.