Mansfield Drive-In

2935 E. Seminary Drive,
Fort Worth, TX 76119

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Mansfield Drive-In

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LarryFM on May 24, 2009 at 12:05 pm

From the information I have, it originally opened in 1950 as the Mansfield Highway Drive-In, and was a single screen theatre. It quite possibly was constructed in the “old style”, that is, with living quarters/storage at the base of the screen, and that it closed sometime around 1969 or 1970 to be converted to a twin-screen theatre. The original (east) screen was replaced with the metal frame-style construction.

LarryFM on January 16, 2010 at 11:11 am

Thank you for the link, ken mc. The Historic Aerials website has definitely become an invaluable tool in researching the history of my local drive-in theatres. About the Mansfield, I wish someone had information on what the old screen tower’s artwork looked like, if there was any.

LarryFM on February 2, 2010 at 6:09 pm

Nice little story for y'all. I chatted with an older gentleman this evening at a local drug store, and he told me that some time in the past, he was part of an after hours cleaning crew at O.D. Wyatt High School. He said that when he and his crew would take a break, they would look out across Seminary Drive from the school’s front entryway to the Mansfield Twin and see whatever movie was playing. In looking at Google Maps, it’s most likely they were watching the west screen. Just thought I’d share this with everyone.

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