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Silicon Sam commented about Buckner Boulevard Drive-In on Mar 9, 2009 at 6:20 pm

I’ve updated my picture size as well. My 2/19/09 post should read I took the pic while the screen was the only thing left standing. I had just moved to Dallas, and never saw the theater open.

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Silicon Sam commented about Rialto Theater on Mar 9, 2009 at 2:08 pm

My November 2005 picture HERE.

Looks in good shape here, and 2 screens too. Will get some updated photos next time I pass through. Was open a couple of weeks ago.

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Silicon Sam commented about El Paso Drive-In on Mar 9, 2009 at 4:21 am

All the on-post theaters were indoor, sorry…

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Silicon Sam commented about El Paso Drive-In on Mar 9, 2009 at 4:21 am

I grew up in El Paso and recall the drive-ins fondly. Bronco, Ascarate, Bordertown (I ran a business right across the street behind CharBurg), Rocket out on Dyer St., Del Norte (closest to our house…).

And being military dependent, numerous theaters located on post. Some very large, some super small (Logan Heights).

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Silicon Sam commented about Texas Theatre on Mar 7, 2009 at 9:35 pm

Next time I go to San Antonio to take pics, I’ll get some of what it looks like today.

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Silicon Sam commented about Beverly Hills Theatre on Mar 2, 2009 at 4:18 am

There’s one in Houston too. Translates to Temple of Power & Joy

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Silicon Sam commented about Cozy Theatre on Mar 1, 2009 at 9:37 pm

Should be Feb 2009 above…

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Silicon Sam commented about Edna Theatre on Mar 1, 2009 at 7:19 pm

Another angle from the same area. The arrows and text make no sense for a haunted house. Looks like instructions for a work crew?

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Silicon Sam commented about Edna Theatre on Mar 1, 2009 at 4:20 pm

No, just someone that takes my camera with me when I travel around…. Wether by company van or on my motorcycle…

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Silicon Sam commented about Buckhorn Drive-In on Mar 1, 2009 at 5:11 am

Went by Feb 23 2008.

A view of the skeletal remains of the SCREEN

Underneath the screen looking up.

The Magical BOX where they keep the letters for the marquee.

Some sort of Decoration (fountain maybe?) where the cars filter in towards the ticket booth.

Ticket Booth As seen here in the weeds.

The screen As Seen from the ticket booth.

And the Projection Booth.

Enjoy!

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Silicon Sam commented about J. Frank Dobie Theatre on Mar 1, 2009 at 5:02 am

A Feb 2009 Shot HERE Notice the front entry way has changed. Looks like some work going on inside.

Truck parked right in front the first day I went by, was much more crowded the 2nd time I went through a few days later.

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Silicon Sam commented about Cozy Theatre on Mar 1, 2009 at 5:00 am

The Cozy theatre seen in Feb 2008 HERE

If you visit, don’t miss the fabulous Snack Bar and Arcade

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Silicon Sam commented about Rig Theater on Mar 1, 2009 at 4:57 am

Went by on 2/23/08 and snapped a few pics.

Outside View everyone’s seen before.

Back Side of the building with the added on Air Conditioning room.

To the LEFT as you peek into the hole in the back where the plywood is missing. And to the RIGHT in the same room.

A peek through some broken glass to view the LOBBY

Closeup of the RIG Sign

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Silicon Sam commented about Edna Theatre on Mar 1, 2009 at 4:49 am

Inside the glass shot of the Edna. Lots of spare neon for the marquee. Not sure why the red arrows are spray painted at various places inside.

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Silicon Sam commented about Plaza Theatre on Mar 1, 2009 at 4:45 am

Historical Marker outside the Plaza Theater HERE

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Silicon Sam commented about Lynn Theatre on Feb 28, 2009 at 2:53 pm

Looks like the Lynn Theatre website bit the dust as well. Certainly not a good sign…

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Silicon Sam commented about Rig Theater on Feb 26, 2009 at 12:14 am

I live in Austin, and my job takes me to areas like McAllen (where I am right now), Laredo, El Paso, Houston and all parts in between. Many times I try to take the long way home and hit the small towns along the way. I’ll post some this weekend when I get back home.

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Silicon Sam commented about Rig Theater on Feb 24, 2009 at 10:14 pm

Still there, sad as always. I took some more photos, got a few shots of the lobby through some broken glass, and some other assorted ones.

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Silicon Sam commented about Buckhorn Drive-In on Feb 22, 2009 at 1:53 am

Ehhh, Google maps ain’t acting right. Here’s a clipping of the site. I’ll see what I can find.

HERE

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Silicon Sam commented about Buckhorn Drive-In on Feb 22, 2009 at 1:47 am

This sure looks like the old site HERE

I’ll be going througn Alice next week, I’ll see if I can spot anything left of the screen.

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Silicon Sam commented about Rig Theater on Feb 21, 2009 at 2:00 am

Oh yeah, still standing as of 3-4 weeks ago. I will be traveling through Premont early next week, I’ll swing by and check it out, but it’s never changed all the times I drove through town.

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Silicon Sam commented about Linda Theater on Feb 19, 2009 at 11:07 pm

Change spelling of city to Whitewright, TX

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Silicon Sam commented about Buckner Boulevard Drive-In on Feb 19, 2009 at 10:11 pm

You also see signs of a fire on the front right side of structure.

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Silicon Sam commented about Buckner Boulevard Drive-In on Feb 19, 2009 at 10:10 pm

Here’s a pic I took when the screen was left standing. Didn’t last much longer after this was taken. Don’t have an exact date, but certainly early 80’s

View link

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Silicon Sam commented about Zebulon Theatre on Feb 14, 2009 at 2:07 am

Looks like your link provided on your 10/14/08 post is no longer valid….