Corral Drive-In

6300 Lake Worth Boulevard,
Fort Worth, TX 76135

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Jacksboro/Corral Drive-in

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The Jacksboro Drive-In opened in December 1949. It had a heated indoor seating area for use in the winter months.

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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on November 1, 2008 at 7:29 pm

Car capacity was 500.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on November 21, 2009 at 4:17 pm

Shouldn’t the name of the city be Fort Worth?

LarryFM
LarryFM on December 17, 2009 at 10:21 am

Yes, it should, Lost Memory. Hopefully, it can be corrected soon.

The Corral was originally opened as the Jacksboro on December 21, 1949. The name was changed either in 1954 or 1955, but what didn’t change was the large clown’s head/circus mural on the screen tower. It was likely the work of Mr. Reed Hubnell, who painted similar murals at other drive-in theatres throughout Texas.

The site is now occupied by a shopping center.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on December 17, 2009 at 10:36 am

Here is the clown. The site also has an ad for the Jacksboro at the time of opening.
http://tinyurl.com/y9xmutn

LarryFM
LarryFM on December 17, 2009 at 4:05 pm

Thank you, ken mc. I have that same photograph in my collection, along with another similar one.

I’m VERY interested in seeing that other photograph on that website you provided, but a MUCH larger version! From what I can make out, that’s the way I remember the Corral’s screen tower back in the ‘70s. I also seem to remember the font used was similar to one called Futura Display. An example of it can be seen here:

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