The Clark 54 Drive-In is located in Pike County, IL on US Hwy 54 between Pittsfield, IL and Louisiana, MO . It was built in 1952 by Clark and Russell Armentrout. The Grand opening was July 2 ,1952 . The first movie was " Tomahawk" starring Van Heflin and Yvonne DeCarlo . In the mid 1970's the theatre was sold to Thomas Gates. Mr. Gates operated the theatre until 2001 when it was purchased by the current owners Mike and Jeanie Glass . This drive-in holds approximately 400 cars, has a 68' x 32' screen and FM sound.