271 Drive-In

Drive-In Avenue,
Paris, TX 75460

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271 Drive-In Theater..Paris Texas

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The 271 Drive-In theater was opened August 24th, 1948 by Henry, Wesley, Elmer and Frances Bell. It had a 60x50 tower, 38x48 screen and was the first drive in theater in Paris. The 271 Drive-In was closed and abandoned in 1983, but was still standing in 2002.

Contributed by Billy Holcomb / Billy Smith / Don Lewis

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millsbranch on March 9, 2009 at 4:31 am

Lost Memory—-I correct you, i lived in Paris, and it is possible
someone tried to reopen the theater, but if they did, it would have been less than a month in operation.
..The theater was shut down in 1983, and the original owners are still around, and they seem to know nothing of its reopening.
..That don’t say much, but trust someone who is at least poutting these up for your derogitory remarks, Opps sorry, i forgot you know it all

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on March 9, 2009 at 6:26 am

panhandle….How are you correcting me? I don’t see any proof that this theater re-opened. You wrote “The theater was shut down in 1983, and the original owners are still around, and they seem to know nothing of its reopening.”, which pretty much agrees with me. Speaking of “derogitory” remarks, it’s actually spelled “derogatory”. One other thing, when you see the smiley face :) it usually means that someone is joking.

millsbranch on March 9, 2009 at 8:20 am

derog-I-tory—Hey! you are alright, I guess i do liek you afterall

DonLewis on September 8, 2009 at 6:25 pm

From 2009 a view of the 271 Drive In tower and a movie ad from 1977 featuring Chuck Norris in “Breaker Beaker!”.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on July 29, 2010 at 7:51 pm

Thanks again,Don.

jwmovies on August 29, 2012 at 5:31 am

This drive-in is located south of Hwy. 82 off North Main Street (Hwy 271) and north of Clement Road. The theatre is actually located on Drive-In Avenue!

From aerials if you zoom in, you can see both the old and newer screens (the newer placed in front of the older one).

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