Texas Stadium Drive-In

2401 E. Airport Freeway,
Irving, TX 75062

Unfavorite 2 people favorited this theater

Help us make this street view more accurate

Please adjust the view until the theater is clearly visible. more info

Texas Stadium Drive-In

An unusual feature of this drive-in was that the screens could be lowered flat when not in use to protect against high winds and the speaker poles can be lifted out of the ground to provide a parking area. It was closed in the fall of 1982.

Contributed by Michael

Recent comments (view all 21 comments)

TLSLOEWS on December 2, 2009 at 12:13 am

Thats nice were are the projectors.?

Silicon Sam
Silicon Sam on December 2, 2009 at 12:17 am

Who cares? They were there and showing movies at one time. So we aren’t allowed to talk about theaters that are no longer open then?

Silicon Sam
Silicon Sam on February 27, 2010 at 9:20 pm

Looks like the latest GE image shows the last remaining drive-in screen is finally gone.

greeneye4943 on May 10, 2010 at 10:11 pm

This theatre closed after the summer season in 1982. The Texas Stadium concession/projection building was later renovated into the Dallas Cowboys Pro Shop. There were three screens, one was retained and converted into a storage area with the screen pearmently in the “down” position (the screens all had hydraulic systems and were not left “up” on game days).

lrostochil on December 14, 2010 at 4:45 pm

I don’t think this theater ever did very well because, by the mid-70’s, it was showing soft porn flicks.

Life's Too Short
Life's Too Short on December 14, 2010 at 6:10 pm

Porn on a giant drive-in screen? Nice.

NYozoner on December 28, 2010 at 5:55 am

Here is a 1979 aerial photo of the drive-in with all three screens up, courtesy of Historic Aerials Dot Com:

View link

Here is a 1972 image with the screens and concession building apparently not installed yet:

View link

NYozoner on December 28, 2010 at 6:03 am

TX-482 spur, Irving, TX 75062

The above address maps reasonably close to the stadium. The address currently being used maps about 5 miles west of the Stadium.

Silicon Sam
Silicon Sam on December 28, 2010 at 9:19 am

Change the header from 2401 W. Airport Freeway to 2401 E. Airport Freeway, and it puts you right there… The 2401 E. is the actual address of the site of the former stadium.

LarryFM on April 23, 2012 at 3:16 pm

Would anyone here know which issue of Boxoffice Magazine the Texas Stadium Drive-In Theatre article appeared in, please? Thank you.

You must login before making a comment.

New Comment

Subscribe Want to be emailed when a new comment is posted about this theater?
Just login to your account and subscribe to this theater