Pike Drive-In

7500 E. Lancaster Avenue,
Fort Worth, TX 76112

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Pike Drive-In

The Pike Drive-In opened in September 1947. From May 1955 it was operated by Claude Ezell and Associates. The drive-in went out of business in the 1960’s and was later demolished. On a Ft. Worth blog, I found that some ramps to the old theater still exist.

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shoeshoe14
shoeshoe14 on September 6, 2008 at 12:33 pm

Was mentioned in the documentary “Drive-In Movie Memories” in 2001.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on January 1, 2009 at 2:31 pm

The Pike Drive-In was opened in September 1947 by Harold Gibbons. Capacity was 600 cars, according to Boxoffice magazine.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on July 17, 2009 at 6:20 pm

Here is an old photo of the drive-in:
http://tinyurl.com/l42slt

jft48
jft48 on June 5, 2018 at 10:52 am

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1hbCeMz9m5DgqL3txnbzzDAlAGNT_GbFF/view?usp=sharing

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1KSIO7qjlvFWfaq2nRRrv1G4MyqUgc4p7/view?usp=sharing

I loved this animated neon display as a kid in the 1950s. These photos from 1979. Structure was large inside, about 8' wide. Could have made a nice, unique living space if some wealthy investor had purchased and restored this historic theater and display.

MichaelKilgore
MichaelKilgore on May 5, 2019 at 9:30 pm

Claude Ezell and Associates bought the Pike (and the Jefferson in Dallas) from Harold Gibbons on May 3, 1955 per a note in Motion Picture Daily.

d801hme
d801hme on March 25, 2020 at 12:17 pm

This theatre closed in the early 60’s from what I’ve been able to tell. From historic aerials, it appears the marquee was gone in ‘63 and the projection/snack bar building was gone by '68. The screen structure stood derelict through most of the '70s before being torn down. I can remember seeing it as a kid.

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