4910 Leopard Street,
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Architects: Morris L. Levy
Styles: Streamline Moderne
Previous Names: Corpus Drive-In
The Corpus Drive-In was opened in October 21, 1948 with Randolph Scott in “Coroner’s Creek”. It had a capacity for 300 cars. It was closed around 1958.
On October 1, 1967 it was reopened and renamed Thunderbird Drive-In. The car capacity was doubled to 600 cars. The opening program was Sean Connery in “You Only Live Twice” & Yul Brynner in “Return of the Seven”. True to its name, the Thunderbird Drive-In had a huge depiction of a “thunderbird” on the front side of the screen. It was closed in 1978. It was demolished in May 1997.
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