Yucca Drive-In

N. Elgin Avenue & NE 14th Street,
Lamesa, TX 79331

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Yucca Drive-In Theater...Lamesa Texas

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Owned by Audrey Cox, the Yucca Drive-In was open from 1948-1970’s.

Contributed by Don Lewis

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DonLewis
DonLewis on November 27, 2006 at 3:33 am

My photograph showing swings in playground along with what was left of the screen about 20 years ago.
www.flickr.com/photos/lastpictureshow/307430182

DavidZornig
DavidZornig on November 21, 2008 at 1:27 am

Ironic that there is a fireworks ad underneath Yucca’s “The Seven Little Foys” promo. The Foy’s are who were performing at Chicago’s Garrick Theatre when it burned killing many who were trapped.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on December 19, 2008 at 1:35 am

This drive-in was still listed in the 1967 IMPA.

DavidZornig
DavidZornig on December 19, 2008 at 3:20 am

To correct my earlier post, it was not the Garrick Theatre but Chicago’s Iroquois Theatre that burned while the Foy’s were performing in the early 1900’s.

rivest266
rivest266 on November 7, 2009 at 7:42 pm

Lost Memory, your post on Sept 20th, 2005 looks like an ad for the Yucca theatre (not drive-in). The showtimes gives it away.

Silicon Sam
Silicon Sam on November 7, 2009 at 10:46 pm

I would think so. The El Rancho, Ritz, Tower and Yucca are all listed in Midland on Cinematour’s site…

NYozoner
NYozoner on December 28, 2010 at 2:51 pm

N Elgin Ave & NE 14th St, Lamesa, TX 79331

The above address will map to the location of the drive-in.

The footprint of the drive-in is visible on Google Earth using imagery from 1991. Current imagery shows the site being used as a baseball field.

Here is a 1970 DRG map which references the location of the drive-in.

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jwmovies
jwmovies on January 6, 2013 at 10:29 pm

Approx. address for this drive-in was 1611 Lubbock Highway.

North Elgin was the rear of the drive-in. Northeast 14th did not exist @ North Elgin when this opened.

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