Drive-In Movie Theaters Make Comeback In Texas

posted by Trolleyguy on August 1, 2005 at 6:45 am

It seems that the decline of drive-in movie theaters across the U.S. is being somewhat reversed in Texas.

A recent AP story pointed out the reversal of a trend which has seen the closing of drive-ins across the U.A. It seems that Texas is having a mini-boom in new drive-ins and rehabbing of existing ones.

Texas drive-ins are seeing the biggest surge in decades, with at least five outdoor theaters opening since 2003. The latest opened in Killeen, near the Fort Hood military post, on July 1, and a new two-screen in the West Texas town of Midland is expected to open in August. Here’s the full story.

Comments (10)

carolgrau
carolgrau on August 1, 2005 at 9:15 am

This is wonderful news, I remember before I left PA. In 2001 I worked the Haars Drive-In, in Dillsburg Pennsylvania, and what a little gold mine this place was. I don`t know if they are still open or not. They were only open Fri. Sat. & Sun., but they made thier own food, and was always full of cars. Once again great news. I wish you all the best.
Dave Grau (Mungo)
Norelco

RobertR
RobertR on August 2, 2005 at 7:28 am

Awesome news, I wish someone would take a chance and open one on Long Island again.

Roger Katz
Roger Katz on August 2, 2005 at 5:39 pm

The problem is that land in the Northeast is too valuable. In Connecticut we only have two left and I don’t see anyone opening a new one because there would be no way to afford the land.

Chris Utley
Chris Utley on August 3, 2005 at 2:50 pm

“The problem is that land in the Northeast is too valuable. In Connecticut we only have two left and I don’t see anyone opening a new one because there would be no way to afford the land.”

It’s the same story here in California. We’re hanging on for dear life to the 4 Drive-ins left in the LA and surrounding areas.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on February 25, 2010 at 6:09 pm

Drive-ins in Texas good idea, its warm there most of the time.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on February 25, 2010 at 7:30 pm

TLSLOEWS, Most of state has been covered in snow this winter with Dallas getting 12 inches a few weeks ago, It gets Cold in Texas.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on February 25, 2010 at 7:38 pm

I said MOST of the time.We have had more snow here in Nashville,this year than in a long time.Global Warming my A—.Weres Al Gore?

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on February 27, 2010 at 5:27 pm

SAy hello to AL for me.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on March 1, 2010 at 6:36 pm

O.K. What about TIPPER?

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