It's easy spending other people's money. With that disclaimer out of the way, I think I know the perfect location for a drive-in theater in Hannibal and I believe a fortune could be made if someone could make it happen.

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One of the reasons why I believe this is a great idea (which admittedly costs me nothing) is the Hannibal Bar-B-Q Festival has been such a great success. Jason and his staff have made the grounds between Market Street and Hannicon Drive a really nifty place for artists to perform.

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Here's my theory (that is probably flawed in some great way). The festival has been an annual celebration every July the past few years. What if those grounds were used with a large drive-in movie screen and instead of cars, people could watch movies while sitting in folding chairs or blankets?

My thought is there are 3 Spring months before the festival in July and 3 decent weather months after the festival when it could become a go-to outdoor movie place.

This would require a major investment for sure as the technology to show new digital movies is much more expensive than the old days of projectors. I am personally convinced that the enthusiasm that we received when we recently shared the news of a drive-in opening in Litchfield, Illinois would support it. We had thousands tagging friends and talking about making a 3-hour road trip. How much more willing would people be to support a local outdoor movie option in our own backyard?

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