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DriveInTheatre2001 commented about Buffalo Creek 6 on May 26, 2010 at 10:07 pm

Alrighty then. A couple of photos of the now closed Buffalo Creek 6…
View link
View link

Enjoy!
Randy A. Carlisle
Historical Photographer

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DriveInTheatre2001 commented about Buffalo Creek 6 on May 26, 2010 at 9:33 pm

The BUFFALO CREEK 6 is now CLOSED. Their website claims:
Buffalo Creek now rides off into the sunset, 18+ years of bringing movies & memories to Waxahachie. It was real……
….
I guess the NEW ShowBiz Theatre took the biz away from them..
Photos soon to follow on flickr!!

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DriveInTheatre2001 commented about Texas Theatre on May 26, 2010 at 9:29 pm

Chuck, the link to my photo you posted above takes you to the photo that is featured in this years Waxahachie Phone Book! Thanx for adding the link..
Randy A. Carlisle
Historical Photographer

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DriveInTheatre2001 commented about Ritz Theater on May 26, 2010 at 9:24 pm

I have a photo of the RITZ I got from the Historical Society here in Waxahachie. The RITZ used to sit on the South East Corner facing the Old Courthouse. It was razed after the fire and now that lot is a parking lot.. The photo I have shows an Old Pontiac Stationwagon, around the early 60’s model, in front of the Theatre. Waxahachie actually had 3 Walk Ins! The DIXIE which became the TEXAS, the RITZ, and the EMPIRE. And, Waxahachie also had a Drive In Theatre! Called “The ELLIS Drive In Theatre”. I have photos of the Marquee, which still stands today in a clump of trees! Seen Here:. View link .. Also, THe Theatre that was located right off of Hwy 77 is now closed. The NEW ShowBiz is right off Hwy 287, as is a Multi-Screen. Seen here:. View link .. Enjoy!!
Randy A. Carlisle
Historical Photographer
Dallas (Waxahachie) Texas

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DriveInTheatre2001 commented about Meadowbrook Drive-In on Apr 10, 2006 at 6:23 pm

At one time, THis Drive In was going to be re-opened, back in 1999/2000 if I remember correctly, BUT The plans fell thru.. It is used, I believe by Waste Management, for storing their dumpsters…….

Randy Carlisle

Photographically Preserving Dallas History 1 Building @ A Time

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DriveInTheatre2001 commented about Fort Worth Twin Drive-In on Apr 10, 2006 at 6:21 pm

The name of the drive in across Interstate 30 is/was The MEADOWBROOK Drive In. It is being used as a Holding place for Dumpsters for “I Think” Waste Management.. The Screen is in decent condition still, after all of these years of sitting not being used. at one time, someone was going to try to re-open the MeadowBrook. BuT, that fell thru……

Randy Carlisle

Photographically Preserving Dallas History 1 Building @ A Time

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DriveInTheatre2001 commented about Wynnewood Theater on Apr 10, 2006 at 6:17 pm

I went to see a few movies here growing up in the Mid to late 1960’s! ‘House of Dark Shadows’ and ‘Jungle Book’ to name a couple. It was a bit sad to see that is had been demolished. Luckly, I took a couple of pictures of it about 6 months before………
:–(

Randy Carlisle

Photographically Preserving Dallas History 1 Building @ A Time

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DriveInTheatre2001 commented about Wichita Theatre and Opera House on Apr 10, 2006 at 6:13 pm

This is a Sharp looking Theatre!! Paid a Visit on April 6, 2006… Got some good night shots of this one! The Gentleman who either runs or owns this Theatre is a real nice guy..
A BIG Thank U to him for his kindness!

Randy Carlisle

Photographically Preserving Dallas History 1 Building @ A Time

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DriveInTheatre2001 commented about Cactus Theater on Apr 10, 2006 at 6:07 pm

Another Nice Looking Theatre. And, it is right down the street from Radio Station KDAV.. Visited this Theatre on April 6, 2006.. Pictures to come……

Randy Carlisle

Photographically Preserving Dallas History 1 Building @ A Time

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DriveInTheatre2001 commented about Ritz Theater on Apr 10, 2006 at 6:04 pm

This is a Nice Looking Little Theatre. Went by there on April 5, 2006…

Randy Carlisle

Photographically Preserving Dallas History 1 Building @ A Time

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DriveInTheatre2001 commented about Regal Theatre on Apr 10, 2006 at 6:00 pm

This Theatre is being renovated… They were holding a Fund Raiser.
Pictures to come……

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DriveInTheatre2001 commented about Palace Theatre on Apr 10, 2006 at 5:56 pm

This Theatre is Gutted. No Ceiling, no nothing really. Just a shell. The Marquee is still there tho. If you go to the back, you can ‘peek’ in to see the inside. You can still see the balcony section. Or what is left of it. I took some pictures of the Theatre. I’ll try to send some……

Randy Carlisle

Photographically Preserving Dallas History 1 Building @ A Time

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DriveInTheatre2001 commented about Jefferson Drive-In on Jul 17, 2005 at 7:18 pm

Correct..
This was used to park “Big Trucks”. Some kind of Trucking company I think. It had Only One Screen. The “Twin” was further down Jefferson going towards Grand Prairie and it had Two Screens. (The Twin has been gone now for some time). DISD bought the land to build an Elementary School in its' Place. Nothing remains of the Jefferson now. I Took some 60+ pictures of it before it was demolished. You can see some of them on .. www.drive-ins.com ..

EnJoy.!
Randy Carlisle
Photographically Preserving Dallas History 1 Building @ A Time

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DriveInTheatre2001 commented about Hi-Vue Drive-In on Jul 17, 2005 at 7:12 pm

When I went by the Hi-Vue a couple years back, It was in Sad shape. The “Snack Bar” was about ready to fall over. Rotting wood! It has been closed for about 30 years..

Randy Carlisle
Photographically Preserving Dallas History 1 Building @ A Time

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DriveInTheatre2001 commented about Apache Drive-In on Jul 17, 2005 at 7:01 pm

I was told that this was opened as a Rated X Theatre. ALTHO, it was originally across town and it was a “Regular” theatre Then.. The Fiesta in El Paso Opened as a Rated X theatre as well..

Randy Carlisle
Photographically Preserving Dallas History 1 Building @ A Time

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DriveInTheatre2001 commented about Mission Theater on Jul 17, 2005 at 5:18 pm

I now have a few pictures of the Mission on … www.cinematour.com

Thanx and Enjoy!
Best
Randy
Carlisle
Photographically
Preserving
Dallas
History
1
Building
@
A
Time

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DriveInTheatre2001 commented about Astro Drive-In on Jan 6, 2005 at 11:16 am

Well, as of Now, They plan to stay open 7 Days a week. Weather Permitting. Keep a Check on there website for updates and so on.. www.galaxydriveintheatre.com

Lets go down to the Lobby
Lets go down to the Lobby
Lets go down to the Lobby….
To get ourselves a Treat.!!
Come on out to The Galaxy Drive In Theatre. 2 Movies for the Price on ONE.!!

Randy Carlisle

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DriveInTheatre2001 commented about Astro Drive-In on Jan 5, 2005 at 6:39 pm

Yes!! There is a New Drive In now OPEN located in Garrett Texas. It is 20 miles south of Interstate 20 ON Interstate 45. At the Garrett Exit.. It opened on December 17th of 2004. Had a real good turnout. The busiest nite so far was last Saturday nite, January 1st of 2005!. All 3 screens were almost to capacity.!! Come on Down to the Galaxy Drive In.!! 2 Movies for the Price of One. Their Website is … www.galaxydriveintheatre.com

Randy Carlisle
Photographer of Drive Ins and Walk In Theatres

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DriveInTheatre2001 commented about Ridgewood Theater on Dec 30, 2004 at 5:54 pm

I went their back when I was in High School (1975-78).. Was a pretty nice theatre at one time. It has been closed for quite a while.

Randy Carlisle

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DriveInTheatre2001 commented about Mission Theater on Dec 30, 2004 at 5:51 pm

I have Pictures of the Inside and Outside of the Mission “Walk-In” Theatre. It was demolished to make a parking lot for the Bank next door. The HI-VUE Drive In has been closed now for about 30 years. It is slowly crumbling down. In Bad Condition.
Randy Carlisle

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DriveInTheatre2001 commented about Blaze Destroys Historic Closed Texas Drive-In on Aug 22, 2004 at 10:09 am

I, Myself, Believe it was Arson. Why else would it had caught on fire? Now whether it was intentional or accident is the question. The Drive In was Not in use at the time. The Killeen Drive In screen in Killeen burned several years ago. I was Told that Kids started it. Kids being somewhere they should'nt had been. What it sounds like to me…….. Just my thoughts……
Randy

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DriveInTheatre2001 commented about Astro Drive-In on Jun 23, 2004 at 10:08 pm

The Astro Drive In had 3 Screens. The #3 Screen was the one that measured 9 stories tall and 140 feet wide. I was there a Month before it burned. It was still a nice Drive In and the Employees were nice too. An unfortunate and sad day for Drive In fans around the Dallas/Ft.Worth Area….

Randy Carlisle … Walk In & Drive In Theatres Photographer