Meadowbrook Drive-In

1643 Riverside Drive,
Fort Worth, TX 76111

700 cars

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Meadowbrook© Drive-In

The Meadowbrook Drive-In was opened July 2, 1953 with Clark Gable in “Never Let Me Go” & Stewart Granger in “The Wild North”. Its specialty was second run triple features. It had a capacity for 700 cars and seating for 500 patrons on the patio. It closed in 1987. Its screen and marquee are still intact and the site is used as a commercial storage & parking lot. By 2018, the site was unused.

With thanks to J. Bowers.

Contributed by Don Lewis

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dannyh
dannyh on January 17, 2007 at 9:41 pm

Was a BMX bicycle track for awhile…Check out the bike mounted on the old marquee, if it’s still there.

Don Lewis
Don Lewis on January 22, 2007 at 1:46 am

Two of my images of the MEADOWBROOK DRIVE-IN.

The sign and marquee.
www.flickr.com/photos/lastpictureshow/365496698

The sign, marquee, ticket box office/gate and screen in the far background.
www.flickr.com/photos/lastpictureshow/365491479

derrick75
derrick75 on June 30, 2009 at 1:13 am

i past by the old drive in today i was thinking about getting it restored.it does not look to bad for it to be built in the fifties.if anyone knows any information about this drive in,please i need your help in restoring this historical drive in.

jwmovies
jwmovies on October 4, 2012 at 9:54 pm

Approx. location for this drive-in was Riverside Dr. just north of Hwy 30 across from Airgas.

davidcoppock
davidcoppock on March 28, 2018 at 3:24 pm

Looks like this site has been trashed!! This site is now used to store dumpsters.

rivest266
rivest266 on June 24, 2018 at 9:36 pm

This opened on July 2nd, 1953. Grand opening ad in the photo section.

corgi
corgi on January 16, 2021 at 3:12 am

Doesn’t look like it is used for trash bin storage any longer. Amazing how close this was to the Ft. Worth Twin Drive In. :-)

driveinfan
driveinfan on January 18, 2021 at 1:26 pm

I believe the dumpster company left in 2018.

dallasmovietheaters
dallasmovietheaters on February 28, 2021 at 3:24 am

Made a comeback in 1985 for three seasons as a Spanish language drive-in theatre, according to the local paper, closing in 1987.

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