Riverside Drive-In

3721 NE 28th Street,
Fort Worth, TX 76111

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Riverside Drive-In Theater / Fort Worth TX / Don Lewis / Billy Smith

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The Riverside Drive-In was located on NE 28th Street. After serving as a regular drive-in, it ended its days as an adult drive-in.

After it was closed, it was demolished and a driving range was built on the site.

Contributed by Michael

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jamestv
jamestv on June 7, 2010 at 4:49 pm

The Riverside Drive-In I remembered was on 28th Street, not Sylvania Ave. Could there have been two!

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on June 7, 2010 at 5:24 pm

Yes it parked 650 cars and in the late 50’s it was owned by Phil Isley who also owned the Westerner Drive-in in Fort Worth.

Silicon Sam
Silicon Sam on June 7, 2010 at 8:13 pm

I think James is right. Historical Aerials does not show any sort of drive-in at the 1702 N. Sylvania Ave address. All the way back to ‘56. Looks pretty much the same as it does now.

At 3721 NE 28th St., Fort Worth, TX United States (that maps it the best) there was a drive-in there, which is called Riverside by that other Drive-In website. Now a golf driving range. They list it as 3500 NE 28th, but that’s several blocks away.

http://www.historicaerials.com/?poi=11390

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on June 8, 2010 at 1:36 pm

Thanks SiliconSam.

LarryFM
LarryFM on July 1, 2011 at 2:30 pm

I have a question for Mike Rogers, please. Would you happen to know if Phil Isley Theatres opened the Riverside, or later acquired it from the initial owners in the late-‘50s? Thank you.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on July 1, 2011 at 2:42 pm

Opened around 1950, and was operated by Phil Isley Theatres.

DonLewis
DonLewis on July 13, 2011 at 9:35 pm

The only remains of the Riverside Drive-In as of July 2011.

Drive-In 54
Drive-In 54 on April 4, 2012 at 12:51 pm

Uploaded some new aerials.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on April 4, 2012 at 2:37 pm

Larry FM, Phil did run the Drive-in 1956,He is listed in my 1956 Motion Picture Almanac.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on April 4, 2012 at 2:38 pm

Larry FM, Phil did run the Drive-in 1956,He is listed in my 1956 Motion Picture Almanac.

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