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Doesn’t even look like the land was used immediately for retail shops. Nature was overtaking the land for a few years at least according to the aerial photo.
That is one humongous tower!
I used to visit family in and around this area in the early to mid 90’s. Don’t ever remember seeing any remains of this drive in.
sad. I hate to see the demolition of a mighty screen tower
J.J. Walker in a cameo role lol
One of the best drive in photos I’ve seen on CT
I’ve seen Spies Like Us a hundred or so times since it’s release, I had forgotten all about the drive in scene. I’ll have to check out my blu ray tonight lol
amazing that 2 competing drive ins were able to co-exist side by side in the 50’s & 60’s. Multiplexes don’t even do that today!
Very nice story billfig. Yes, I find the inside of those old screen towers creepy too, even at my age of 43 lol. I went inside a couple over the years and there are usually large rats and birds nesting inside. It is cool sometimes to find old posters though!
Looks like it held more than 200 cars too
My brother and I lived in Texas in the summer of 1991 & one day we went looking for this drive in, Midnight Cowboy was our favorite movie. Never did find it, but we found Big Springs Hardware, which Joe Buck walks by at the beginning. The owner of the hardware store said that Jon Voight and some of the crew were amazed that you could walk in any store there and purchase a gun just like anything else with no problems!
very nice pictures trailerjoh, would love to see the condition of the screen tower now!
wow, a road going right through the middle of the drive-in!
a very small screen
such a grand & majestic looking theatre. why must they be demolished for “progress?”
couldn’t have closed in 1984, Pretty In Pink is a spring 1986 release
sad how the marquee deteriorated from 1954 to 1992
would love to see some photos
I was by the old Cinema 6 this past weekend, it is now a Social Security Administration building.
very nice photos
Couldn’t have closed in February of ‘83 if Flashdance played there for 6 months. It was released in '83
Thanks Allan, I’ve always enjoyed reading about the Dixie Square Mall too!!