Circle Drive-In

2112 LaSalle Avenue,
Waco, TX 76706

603 cars

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Year Unknown. Photo Courtesy Of Kenneth McIntyre

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The Circle Drive-In was built in 1947 and closed around 1982. It had a capacity for 603 cars. The tower has been converted into an insurance office and the parking area of this former drive-in is used by the Treasure City Flea Market.

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DonLewis
DonLewis on January 19, 2008 at 7:19 pm

A 1989 photo of the Circle Drive-In. Waco Texas.

www.flickr.com/photos/lastpictureshow/2204673459

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on December 7, 2008 at 9:04 pm

Here is a May 1957 ad from the Waco News Tribune:
http://tinyurl.com/5f7elp

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on September 26, 2009 at 5:22 pm

IN 1956 THE CIRCLE DRIVE IN PARKED 400 CARS AND AT THAT TIME WAS OWNED BY C.C. EZELL AND ASSOC.

DonLewis
DonLewis on November 9, 2009 at 7:23 pm

A rare photo of Waco’s Circle Drive In Theater taken in 1948 by Dick Bogusch of Ft. Worth.

supermojeda
supermojeda on December 3, 2009 at 7:22 am

TELL ME WHERE DID YOU GET THAT PICTURE.

LarryFM
LarryFM on December 9, 2009 at 4:14 pm

FASCINATING pic, Don! I have to ask, too, where in the world did you find that photo? Also, is there a larger copy of this available?

ken mc, thanks for posting the second pic showing the Circle’s roadside marquee. Someone correct me if I’m wrong, but I’m slowly discovering that the drive-ins owned and operated by Stanley Warner Theaters, and later by Texas Southwest Theatres, displayed this unique marquee. I seem to remember the Fort Worth Twin had a similar marquee, and I’m suspecting that the Corral and, possibly, the Westside, all in Fort Worth, had the same, too.

Thanks, fellas!

Kris4077
Kris4077 on October 16, 2013 at 7:57 am

They should do some fundrasing and restore the back of that screen, it would be a big attraction to the area.

trailerjoh
trailerjoh on May 3, 2014 at 7:58 pm

Here is a set of photos I took of the drive in. Not sure of the year but I think it was approx 1981 or 1982. Was surprised to see (on google maps) that the tower is still standing. https://www.flickr.com/photos/12335678@N00/sets/72157644544234163/

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