Capri Drive-In

US-80 and Buck Sherrod Road,
Marshall, TX 75672

500 cars

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Capri Drive-In

The Ray Drive-In opened July 14, 1950 with Dan Dailey in “Give My Regards to Broadway”. It was operated by B.F. Johnson who on June 6, 1951 renamed it Fox Drive-In. It was closed in November 1959 following a storm.

It was reopened as the Capri Drive-In on March 18, 1960 and closed in 1985.

Contributed by Billy Smith / Billy Holcomb / Don Lewis

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Don Lewis
Don Lewis on June 6, 2009 at 3:07 am

A view from 2009 of the Capri Drive-In concession stand in Marshall Texas.

Don Lewis
Don Lewis on June 6, 2009 at 3:13 am

A view of the Capri Drive-In ticket booth in Marshall Texas.

Silicon Sam
Silicon Sam on June 6, 2009 at 3:24 am

If you click on the map link at the top, add another l to the word Marshal to make it work. Town is Marshall

drivein2001
drivein2001 on January 22, 2011 at 12:43 am

By looking at the 2009 photos, this ole Drive In is still about the same. Seen here is a shot I took 10 years ago.. View link ..

jwmovies
jwmovies on September 17, 2012 at 5:32 am

Approx. address for the drive-in was 5200 Victory Dr.

rivest266
rivest266 on March 24, 2018 at 7:32 pm

It was renamed the Fox Drive-In on June 6th, 1951 and closed down after a storm in November 1959. It reopened as the Capri Drive-In on March 18th, 1960 and closed in 1985.

Kenmore
Kenmore on March 25, 2018 at 4:10 am

A closer address (at least for Google) is US 80 and Buck Sherrod Road, Marshall, TX. A 1995 aerial photo shows the drive-in to still be intact.

Today, the drive-in has been demolished, but you can still see the ramps.

https://tinyurl.com/yd8lcu7s

MichaelKilgore
MichaelKilgore on August 12, 2019 at 4:07 pm

From the March 28, 1960 issue of Boxoffice:

MARSHALL. TEX. — The Capri Drive-In on U. S. 80 East is ready for a new season following remodeling necessitated by damage to screen and boxoffice in a November tornado. The theatre formerly was known as the Fox, and is owned and operated by Mr. and Mrs. Henry Lucht.

The new screen, for which a new concrete foundation had to be laid, is the third of its kind in the southwest, Mrs. Lucht said, being a new type Glatex screen produced by U. S. Gypsum Co. The other two such screens are said to be at Lubbock and at Nashville, Ark. Features include elimination of the possibility of rust stains forming to spoil the screen picture.

Attractive shades of green and yellow have been used in remodeling the boxoffice, as well as in painting the screen frame, signs and concessions building. New playground equipment has been added. Entrances and boxoffice are now behind and not under the screen, as they were prior to the storm. Entrances have been improved with new surfacing.

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