Twin Cactus Drive-In

East 8th Street and I-20 Bus Loop W,
Odessa, TX 79761

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The Cactus Drive-In, Odessa’s first drive-in theater, was opened in March 1946 by Millard Jones and was later twinned. The opening was shortly after World War II ended, and was met with great success by the city and found its 400 parking spaces packed by enthusiastic crowds week in and out. The theater was known for bringing back the biggest box office hits of the period.

It was closed in the 1980’s and nothing remains except memories.

Contributed by Billy Holcomb / Billy Smith / Don Lewis

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NYozoner on December 26, 2010 at 10:58 pm

E 8th St & I- 20 Bus Loop W, Odessa, TX 79761

The above address will map to the location of the drive-in.

Below is a 1963 aerial photo of the drive-in, courtesy of Earth Explorer and USGS:

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