Eagle Drive-In

Pecos, TX 79772

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The Eagle Drive-In was owned by Fontier Theaters in the 1960’s. This company owned and managed several other drive-ins around Texas and New Mexico at that time.

Contributed by Ken McIntyre

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kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on February 6, 2007 at 5:24 pm

The drive-in was destroyed by fire in May 1958, according to this lawsuit. Note Mrs. Brown’s possessions included a gun and a wedding dress. Texas is great.
http://tinyurl.com/2y3jhu

NYozoner
NYozoner on December 24, 2010 at 5:56 am

I can’t top the wedding dress and a gun comment, but I can add that this drive-in was located to the west of town, on what is now I-20 at the intersection of County Road 201, on the southeast corner. There is no trace of the drive-in left whatsoever.

Here is the aerial photo from 1969, courtesy of Earth Explorer and the USGS:

http://flic.kr/p/94hKos

MichaelKilgore
MichaelKilgore on April 18, 2020 at 11:02 am

Same drive-in? Billboard, July 26, 1952: “Al Cook has announced that construction has been started on a new 600-car capacity drive in at Pecos, Tex.”

The 1953-54 Theatre Catalog listed three drive-ins for Pecos. The largest, capacity 461, was the Eagle. That drive-in and the 300-car Sunset were owned by R. I. Payne, Theatre Entrs., Inc.

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