In 1933, there was one drive-in theater operating in the
United States. The peak number was in 1958 with 4063.
The number open in 2004 was 417 and today only 12 remain.
The Galaxy Drive-In near Ellis opened a few years ago
and is the first drive-in theater to open in North Texas
in decades. All photos taken by Webmaster.
Remains of the Trail Drive-In Theater
located near Athens.
Jefferson Drive-In Theater is the only
remaining drive-in around the Dallas
area. It is located at 4506 W. Jefferson
Blvd. in Oak Cliff but will be torn down
in early 2004 to make room for a new school.
This drive-in opened in 1949 and closed in
1987 but reopened in 1989 for a few years.
The Gemini Drive-In was located at North Central Expressway and Forest
Lane. It opened in 1965 and was of the most successful theaters in the
country. The Gemini closed in 1984 and was torn down to become an auto
dealership. The Astro Drive-In and Apollo were also built in 1965.
The remains of the Twin Drive-In is
located near Lancaster Ave. in Fort
The Last Drive-In Picture Show is located near Gatesville and open year round.
The Graham Drive-In Theater is open summer weekends.
The Brazos Drive-In is located near Granbury.
It's over 50 years old and still in operation.
The Skyvue Drive-In is located on Hwy. 87S
near Lamesa and does a booming business
on the weekend. It is famous for the
"Chihuahua" sandwich which is also sold
for take-out. The grandson of the Skyvue
owner has recently opened a new drive-in
The Dixie Drive-In was located in Olden and closed years ago.
The Plano Drive-In was located at Hwy. 75/Parker Road opening
in 1969 and closing in 1984 . A shopping center was built there
after the drive-in was demolished.
The Mission 4 Drive-In was located on Roosevelt Ave. south of downtown
San Antonio. It opened in 1948 and closed in 2007 due to vandals.
The Midway Drive-In is located near Sweetwater and is closed.
Circle Drive-In was built in 1947 and is
located on LaSalle Ave. in Waco. It has
been closed for many years and is now a