Comments from Silicon Sam

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Silicon Sam commented about Lexington Drive-In on Jul 23, 2009 at 9:38 pm

Way North of town is what looks like a fan shaped rows, and an abandoned asphalt road to the West.

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Silicon Sam commented about Main Theater on Jul 22, 2009 at 6:05 pm

I’ve update my July 22 2009 map link above to show the difference between 1930’s and today. Lots of streets are no longer around due to “progress” Green dot on the upper half shows where the theater would have been.

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Silicon Sam commented about Main Theater on Jul 22, 2009 at 11:03 am

Looks like Scovill was renamed, and 23-29th St’s wiped out according to a 1944 Cleveland maps.

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25th St. still exists about 1 mile NW, at Grand Army of the Republic Hwy near exit 173C of I-90.

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Silicon Sam commented about Main Theater on Jul 22, 2009 at 4:39 am

Must have done some renumbering, or renaming. There is no 2500 block of Scovill any longer. Looks like Community College Ave rerouted and renamed at some point.

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Silicon Sam commented about 460 Drive-In on Jul 22, 2009 at 3:25 am

Highway 460 was renamed Route 14 in 1974. The configuration of the property East of town looks like a possible place for a drive-in.

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Silicon Sam commented about Marlo Theater on Jul 17, 2009 at 8:03 am

Did Chipotle keep the marquee and vertical riser that Kuong Cafe had?

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Silicon Sam commented about Cox Drive-In on Jul 14, 2009 at 12:47 pm

I’m guessing this was the exact location….

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Silicon Sam commented about Roy Theatre on Jul 13, 2009 at 8:47 pm

……… Viewing hours at 3:30, 6:00, 8:30 and 11:15.

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Silicon Sam commented about Route One Cinema Pub on Jul 13, 2009 at 1:20 am

Looking at the show times on their site, they have to have 2 screens…

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Silicon Sam commented about Lobo Drive-In on Jul 11, 2009 at 11:36 pm

Google is asleep at identifying Monahans on the map. It is located here:

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And I think I found the old drive-in (there could have been more than one)

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Silicon Sam commented about Corral Drive-In on Jul 11, 2009 at 11:33 pm

Google is asleep at identifying Monahans on the map. It is located here:

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And I think I found the old drive-n (there could have been more than one)

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Silicon Sam commented about Lyric Theater on Jul 5, 2009 at 1:07 pm

James, you have no contact info, and I’ve been by there 3 times in June, and no one is ever around. I’d like to take some photos for the group.

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Silicon Sam commented about Rialto Theater on Jun 26, 2009 at 8:10 am

Last time I drove by, I did not see much other than a new boarded up front. Did look like a new roof from peeking through the front. Last picture I have is from March 2009

Went through a month ago, but was busy taking pictures of a few other abandoned buildings, namely the old high school. Interesting old town…

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Silicon Sam commented about Blue Sky Drive-In on Jun 25, 2009 at 6:34 pm

Who said I did it the hard way? Just saving some users a little time by giving a direct link to the exact address, instead of a generic city name.

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Silicon Sam commented about Blue Sky Drive-In on Jun 25, 2009 at 5:39 pm

Found it right here…..

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Silicon Sam commented about Pioneer Theatre on Jun 24, 2009 at 8:45 pm

I’ll be passing through Falfurrias in the next week or so, I’ll see if I can find out anything. If nothing else, some pics…

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Silicon Sam commented about Alameda Theater on Jun 24, 2009 at 8:19 pm

Not a good photo, but here’s what it looks like now. At least the steps are still there!

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Silicon Sam commented about Martin Theatre on Jun 22, 2009 at 9:18 pm

Guess it works out! Church makes all it’s racket on Sunday and Wed nights, after the Realty office is closed….

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Silicon Sam commented about Variety Theatre on Jun 22, 2009 at 9:16 pm

Good, building still there. Looks like Child and Family Services (Teen Resource Center) now.

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Silicon Sam commented about Alamo Theater on Jun 22, 2009 at 9:09 pm

First National Bank, sorry…. (Drive through area) The tree(s) you see to the right of the drive through, are old enough that one was likely the one in the picture to the side of the Alamo Theater. So the Google link I have earlier showed the side of the theater, the front facing to the right.

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Silicon Sam commented about Alamo Theater on Jun 22, 2009 at 8:54 pm

Here’s a couple of small shots of the Alamo back in the day…

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Stopped by today and spoke with an older lady at a shop, she said the Alamo was torn down long ago, and a First State Bank now sits in it’s place.

She pointed right at this spot.

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Silicon Sam commented about Martin Theatre on Jun 21, 2009 at 10:15 pm

Yep, looks like 2 or 3 entrances to the building. Sun Realty is listed in some places as 206 or 206B N. Main St. So they could be the central entrance, the left side entrance looks like it goes up some steps first. My guess is there are at least 2 business at this address. Not sure where 282 N. Main St. above refers to.

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Silicon Sam commented about Heights Theater on Jun 21, 2009 at 12:47 pm

The reason for the name, more than likely, was due to it being in a suburb called Arlington Heights, just West of Fort Worth.

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Silicon Sam commented about Heights Theater on Jun 21, 2009 at 12:45 pm

Yes, I remember when this theater was torn down when they were widening the freeway. There was quite a few buildings in that side of the freeway that are now gone. If I can find it, I still have a piece of the blueish tile that was part of the facade of the building.

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Silicon Sam commented about Rialto Theater on Jun 14, 2009 at 10:55 pm

June 1 2009 Pic…. Still looking good….

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