Decker Twin Drive-In

6211 Decker Drive,
Baytown, TX 77520

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Decker Twin Drive In (Demolished)

The Decker Drive-In opened on March 29, 1949. A second screen was added on May 21, 1976. It was closed in the 1980’s. Car capacity was 575.

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drivein2001
drivein2001 on April 2, 2010 at 5:40 pm

A few photos of what is left of this Drive In can now be seen here:…
View link ..:
Enjoy!
Randy A. Carlisle
Historical Photographer
www.flickr.com/photos/racphotography/sets

Zefrey
Zefrey on August 8, 2011 at 9:54 am

I remember going to this theater, I wish we still had drive-in theaters because,if you have children, a big family, it’s a lot more comfortable being in your vehicle, are laying in front of the car, kids jumping around and playing, we have a disabled son, he has his moments, they need to bring back the drive-in theaters, so much more convenient.

BliTzer
BliTzer on May 20, 2015 at 9:42 am

Wow! I remember this drive in. What a lot of memories. I moved to Texas as a kid. I was about 17 years old when I first went. I think “Up in smoke” was playing on one & “Vanishing Point” was playing on two. We had a pickup truck with 4 of us, backed in & put speaker on the side. lol was a lot of fun.. Thanks Randy for sharing pics. Those where great times. Later..

robboehm
robboehm on May 20, 2015 at 11:20 am

Can’t resist making the comment that they should have called it the Double Decker.

MichaelKilgore
MichaelKilgore on September 26, 2018 at 9:24 am

The Baytown Sun had a column about the Decker this week. It’s behind a (cough) paywall (cough, view page source).

Anyway, the opening date was given as March 29, 1949. The Decker covered 10 acres and had room for 575 cars, plus 50 seats near the 50-foot-wide screen. The second screen was added in “the mid 70’s”.

For more info, you might contact the column’s author, Russell Hamman, at his Facebook group Baytown History with a Twist.

driveinfan
driveinfan on September 28, 2018 at 6:00 am

Does anyone know where the second screen was situated on the property? From the aerials I have looked at, a second screen area was never shown.

50sSNIPES
50sSNIPES on November 24, 2019 at 6:07 am

Actually, The Second Screen Didn’t Open Until May 21st, 1976 With Screen #1 Being “Trackdown” And “The Killer Elite” And Screen #2 Being “Jackson County Jail” And “The Runaway”. The Second Screen Was Originally The Screen From The Colonial Drive-In Not Too Far From It.

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