Texas Stadium Drive-In

2401 E. Airport Freeway,
Irving, TX 75062

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LarryFM
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.

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.

NYozoner
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.

NYozoner
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:

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

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

Porn on a giant drive-in screen? Nice.

lrostochil
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.

greeneye4943
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).

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.

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?

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on December 2, 2009 at 12:13 am

Thats nice were are the projectors.?

Silicon Sam
Silicon Sam on December 2, 2009 at 12:03 am

Screen in the folded down position:

H E R E

Silicon Sam
Silicon Sam on December 2, 2009 at 12:00 am

They still have a screen located in the end of the parking lot, ENE of the stadium. Any problem with that?

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on December 1, 2009 at 11:52 pm

SiliconSam, you chill out,do they have any projectors and screens there, I do not think so.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on December 1, 2009 at 10:57 pm

I would rather see a movie on the giant video screen in the new stadium. With full sound and 70,000 people, imagine a film like 2012 in that venue.

Silicon Sam
Silicon Sam on December 1, 2009 at 10:53 pm

It is. We’re talking about the movie screens. Since the Cowboys abandoned the stadium, they can show movies again. Chill out…..

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on December 1, 2009 at 10:40 pm

I though this site was about Movie theatres.

Silicon Sam
Silicon Sam on December 1, 2009 at 10:10 pm

It’s not like they play football there anymore…..

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on December 1, 2009 at 10:09 pm

Do not like the Cowboys.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on December 1, 2009 at 9:32 pm

Why Not???Lots of parking.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on August 11, 2009 at 7:14 am

A drive-in next to Texas Stadium? Ugh.

Silicon Sam
Silicon Sam on August 11, 2009 at 7:05 am

Small glimpse of the screen in THIS shot.

Folded down position HERE