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This is the Majestic Penthouse atop the Majestic Building on Houston St.
So the SAPL has this new “Twin Screen Suburban Outdoor Theater” at Loop 13 and Highway 90 East opening October 4, 1956. I couldn’t remember it but after checking old newspapers, it has to be the Towne Twin. Same address. I didn’t see any mention of Towne Twin until 1957.
Newspaper ads and aerial
I’m not sure where saheaters.com got the timeline from but the San Antonio Light has the Towne Twin as early as Sept. of 1957. That’s just in the Movie Listing pages. I didn’t find an earlier article on it’s opening.
Aerial in ‘63
An extra large aerial of the Drive-In shortly after it opened.
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June 9, 1950
Grand Opening - View Here
The Playground at the Circle 81 taken by Melissa A Martinez in the late 50s.
View photo here
Aerial of El Charro
Aerial of the Circle 81
Mural of an actress on the screen tower of the Fredericksburg Drive-In Theatre, 3534 Fredericksburg Road, 1940s.
Aerial of the Alamo Drive-In Theater, 1428 Austin Highway, next to Modern Trailer Court near intersection of Harry Wurzbach Highway.
Sevenoaks Country Club at top of photo.
Aerial view, looking northeast, showing the Trail Drive-In shortly after it opened in 1946. Roosevelt Avenue and Mission San Jose are at upper right.