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gen6tex commented about 183 Drive-In on Jul 7, 2014 at 5:19 am

I saw a double feature there after a brief appearance at the prom in 1981, My Bloody Valentine and Friday the 13th. The Denny’s was just to the west and open all night.

gen6tex commented about Park Plaza Drive-In on Aug 10, 2009 at 3:27 am

From the June 22, 1964 issue of Boxoffice magazine.

Playground in Rear
At New Irving Airer

Dallas—The 650-car Park Plaza Drive-In, featuring an all-paved ramp area and a playground in the rear, was opened at mid-week by Jerry Meagher in suburban Irving.

The playground of the $250,000 showcase was placed in the rear so the youngsters could continue using it after the show begins. Fully fenced and illuminated and covered with pea gravel, the playground has an attendant on duty at all times.

Meagher said all designing and detail work were planned for the family. The ticket booth will accommodate cashiers to service two lines of cars to prevent long waits.

The ramp area contains an illuminated walk from the front ramp all the way back to the concession stand and playground, with each ramp numbered.

Reed Whatley, who has many years of experience, is the manager of the Park Plaza. He has worked at Harlingen, Houston, Temple and Roswell.