SUNSET

DRIVE-IN THEATRE

"Southwest Missouri's Favorite Drive-In"

 

                   

 

 

         
     

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The management at the Sunset Drive-In Theatre wants everyone to be able to bring their families to a good and safe environment.  We ask that you be courteous to the other customers that are at the theatre by not being loud, obnoxious or rude.

We do not allow alcoholic beverages and ask that when you are driving through the theatre after dark to drive with your parking lights on only.  We have color coded the posts for parking. Blue posts are for cars only. Nothing taller than 5 feet.  Green posts in the front are for any vehicle (they go fast, get there early) Yellow posts are for the larger vehicles. Cars parking by a yellow post will give up the possibility of watching the movie from inside
their car. 1 ton trucks or larger must park on either of the back two rows. Parking is on a first-come first-served basis.  No one is allowed to sit on top of car roofs.  When arriving and parking, yes, two vehicles CAN park between the posts. It's been done since 1951. Park close to the post.

Smoking is not allowed in the concession lines, restrooms or restroom lines.
 

There is no re-admission and there will be no refunds after the movie begins.

We sincerely hope that everyone enjoys coming here and their experience at the drive-in is an enjoyable one.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

1.  What time does the theatre open and the movies begin?

2.  How much is admission?

3.  What if the weather is bad?

4.  Can we bring food into the drive-in?

5.  Is it okay to bring in chairs?

6.  Do you accept checks, credit or debit cards?

7.  Can we bring pets to the drive-in?

8.  Can hatchback doors be open?

 

The theatre opens approximately 1 hour before the movie begins and the movie begins at duskBack to questions.

Admission is $7.00 for 6 years of age and older.   Five and under are free. "Cash only". We do not accept checks or any type of credit or debit cards.  For your convenience there are two banks and an ATM machine within a mile to the west of the drive-in.  To keep our prices low we have the "cash only" policy. Back to questions.

Call the movie phone if you have any questions about whether there will be a movie or not.  Back to questions.

You can bring whatever food or drink (except alcoholic beverages) in to the theatre that you would like.   Of course you can bring food. However, while doing so, please keep in mind, the drive-in survives on the concession sales. Revenue from Ticket sales is passed on to the film companies. More often than not, we pay 65% of your ticket to the studios, 7.725% for sales tax, and the remainder for freight, wages, utilities, and maintenance. So, you see, concession sales is the incentive to continue operating the drive-in.  And, our concession prices are considerably cheaper than the indoor theatres. Contrary to what you have heard there are fire safety ordinances related to grilling in a place such as the drive-in, in Aurora.  We have prepared for the disposal of the charcoal at the drive-in. Last year a child tripped over a grill that was still hot sitting on the ground. Many have the idea that when they have finished grilling they can dump the coals on the ground. This WILL NOT BE ALLOWED.

Therefore, to comply with the city regulations, it is necessary for us to have a place for the coal to be disposed of.  We have markers to indicate there is something on the ground to watch out for.
 

TO ADDRESS THE ISSUE OF GRILLING AT THE DRIVE-IN.

Here are the rules for grilling at the Sunset Drive-In Theatre.
1. Coals are to be disposed of IMMEDIATELY AFTER USE and before show time, in the container located in the Northwest corner of the parking area.
2. A marker to be picked up in the concession stand, is to be placed CLOSE to the grill. You must leave a Driverís License with them until it is returned.
3. Gas grills may not have a gas cylinder larger than 1.02 lbs. No large grills.
These rules must be followed if grilling is to continue at the drive-in. Most drive-ins do not allow grilling at all.  Back to questions.

Bring your lawn chairs, radio and blankets for a fun-filled evening of outdoor fun.  All you need to do is tune your radio into 88.9 FM and listen to the music and movie from your chairs.  There is a playground available for children to use before the movies beginBack to questions.

We only accept cash at this time. "Cash only". We do not accept checks or any type of credit or debit cards.  For your convenience there are two banks and an ATM machine within a mile to the west of the drive-in.  To keep our prices low we have the "cash only" policy. Back to questions.

Pets are allowed, but usual park rules do apply.  Back to questions.

Hatchback doors may be open but must be kept even with the height of the vehicleBack to questions.

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