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Interesting link Cosmic Ray posted. In the Street View there is 3 buildings in a row, with the Jewel in the center of the 3. Pan out to satellite view, and there is only the Jewel remaining standing.
Updated Aerial link HERE
Even by 1964 it was a mobile home park. Didn’t seem to last long as a drive-in.
At the 1:10 spot of this video is the current exterior of the Yam Theater. Pops up in new window.
About halfway down THIS page is a current view of the auditorium of the Yam Theater.
Updated link for my Apr 19, 2010 post above:
Even at it’s peak before WWII, Jet only had just over 440 residents.
Any old photos would help locate it. A couple of buildings in that block could be it.
I should be going to the lower valley in a few weeks, I’ll see if I can find time for some photos.
The most information can be found here….
On 67 East of town, at Speedway Drive, there’s still a screen, and what looks to be a ticket booth and projection building still standing. At least as far as the current image n Google Street View.
A couple of blocks West of Beech Creek Cemetery on FM249 is the remains of a drive-in.
I screwed up the date once again. I am good at that. Yes, the photo was taken yesterday. Bertram isn’t too far from me, I’ll be checking back with more progress.
Good news… Went by today on Jan 30th, 2001 and it looks like restoration is still in progress. All new windows up top, and the beat up old Globe sign is hanging once again, but not restored. Looking much better…….
Bertram Globe Theater
Should be my photo of the Rialto taken Jan 2006…
Between Hwy 59 and Hahl on S. Main St.
Google and Bing maps are not mapping correctly.
My photo of the Freer taken January 2006
Rialto in Freer
The M-F Drive In’s website:
Out by the airport appears to be the remains of a small drive-in. Although it appears less visible in older GE images.
Man goes crazy at the Brattel over an out of focus showing of The Sound Of Music:
L I N K
In regards to the October 8th, 2010 comments:
I went through Kinsgsville 1/5/11, and the old King HS is in the process of getting a brand new roof, so it looks like the old building is being saved after all. The old roof was gone, and the new roof was being sheathed when I went by.
I’d say it is:
B I N G
1973 Aerial View:
Was a Wal-Mart at one time, the new Wal-Mart Supercenter is located a couple of blocks to the West, new location looks to be occupied by new tenants.
1955 Aerial View:
In the 1973 view, roughly ¼ of the drive-in looks to be closed off and taken over by retail.
Change the header from 2401 W. Airport Freeway to 2401 E. Airport Freeway, and it puts you right there… The 2401 E. is the actual address of the site of the former stadium.
Texas had lots of drive ins because the weather permitted year round openings, and the towns are so far apart. In PA for example, one drive in could service 4-5 towns since they are so packed together. Seems like every little town in Texas had to have it own, and their was plenty of customers to go around at one time.
I love the old time 50’s-70’s aerial views, wished Google Earth would adopt them into their site. Not everyone likes them, and think they are a waste of time.