Bonham Drive-In

56 and 4130,
Bonham, TX 75418

304 cars

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Bonham Drive-In

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The Bonham Drive-In was opened by Cole Theatres on July 11, 1950 with John Wayne in “Three Godfathers”. It had a capacity for 304 cars, and there were 54 seats for walk-in patrons.

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kencmcintyre on January 1, 2010 at 2:26 am

In October 1955, the owner of the Bonham put a live model over the box office to promote “Rear Window”:

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on January 3, 2010 at 3:23 am

It was owned by H.S.Cole in 1956.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on November 12, 2010 at 4:13 am

Dec 1 1967 and “FOR A FEW DOLLARS MORE” and “THE NAKED RUNNER” are Playing.

April 3 1969 sees on the Big screen, “MISSION STARDUST” and “FIVE MILLION YEARS TO EARTH” Classic Drive-in Movies.


Nov.19.1971 has The Duke in “BIG JAKE” and"RIO LOBO"

Nov.4 1971 and “A GUNFIGHT” and “THE DERSERTER” are playing. Rated GP.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on November 12, 2010 at 6:49 pm

That is a GOOD suggestion!

jwmovies on November 14, 2014 at 11:02 pm

Hwy 82 is now a freeway north of this location.

The drive-in was located at what is now the SE corner of Texas 56 and FM 4130.

dallasmovietheaters on August 26, 2015 at 5:28 pm

H.S. Cole launched the Bonham Drive-In on July 11, 1950 with John Wayne in the “Three Godfathers” for its grand opening plus fireworks.

Kenmore on August 27, 2015 at 9:42 pm

The Address is 230 Co Rd 4130 Bonham, TX. You can still see the general outline of the drive-in.

TomMc11 on March 14, 2018 at 2:48 pm

Go to Google Street view. The marquee is still there, and looks pretty darn good!

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