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Thank you for having a listing for this drive inn.
Your street address is showing the wrong location. It should be Loop 410 (aka Conally Loop) and Stemmons, just inside of Loop 410.
The single screen drive inn had a playground and was a nice venue to see shows. I went off to school in 1973 and don’t remember seeing any shows there after 1977.
I don’t remember the Fed Mart, but there was a early computer and business store there after demolition called “BizMart”. After they closed, it was a Target as others have mentioned and then closed when a Super Target opened nearby.
I have a scan of the Duval County Facts for Friday, September 28th, 1956, showing the movies that were showing at The Ranch Drive Inn, The Regis theater in San Diego, and “The Coyote” drive inn.
I’d like to post them under their respective theaters, though they no longer exist.
The scan is an accident. The reverse side of the paper is the obit for my maternal grandfather. I remember seeing the remains of a drive in movie screen for years, to the south side of TX 44 as we were driving to San Diego. I guess this was the Coyote.
Does anyone have a photo of the “Now Showing” type sign that used to be mounted at the corner of TX 44 and Texas avenue?
There was a drive up convenience type store shaped like a piece of pie, and the sign was attached to the building end, facing west.
We spent a lot of weekends visiting the grandmother in Alice, but never went to see a movie at the Buckhorn.
Glad I took so many photos when I did. The tile work on the front facade was nice. Photos to follow.