Park Drive-In

4005 Pine Street,
Abilene, TX 79601

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Park Drive-In

The Park Drive-In opened in 1949 with a capacity of 300 cars. It was enlarged to a 670-car capacity in 1952. It was operated by Interstate Theatres from the mid-1950’s through the late-1960’s. The drive-in closed in 1986 and has since been demolished.

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Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on March 21, 2011 at 6:10 pm

Adult Film policy,wish you could go into more details,I worked for ABC THEATRES,{Southeast] and we always tried to stay clear of adult movies,I guess you mean X rated.that sure doesn’t sound like the ABC THEATRES i worked for until Plitt took over.

NYozoner
NYozoner on January 8, 2015 at 10:28 pm

4005 Pine St
Abilene, TX 79601

The above address will map accurately to the location of the drive-in, which is now occupied by Mike’s Wrecking. The address in the header is off by several hundred feet.

projectionist5
projectionist5 on July 7, 2015 at 6:56 pm

I worked close to this theater and yes it seemed to have some pretty trashy stuff in 1980 and 81

dansdriveintheater
dansdriveintheater on March 7, 2019 at 4:34 pm

the concesion stand appears to stil be there though i’m not sure but the ramps still clearly remain.

Kris4077
Kris4077 on March 8, 2019 at 10:23 am

Nice Drive-In Junkyard. Could leave the cars show movies charge by the car seat.

MichaelKilgore
MichaelKilgore on April 18, 2020 at 12:36 pm

Billboard, Aug. 30, 1952: “The Park Drive-In at Abilene, Tex., is undergoing extensive improvements, according to James Tharp, manager. Three new ramps are being installed to increase the parking space from 456 to 670 cars. New sound equipment also will be added.”

Kenmore
Kenmore on April 22, 2020 at 1:44 pm

It appears that another building was constructed in front of the concession stand/projector booth between 1994 and 2004. This, despite the fact that there are square holes (which are now covered) in the front of the newer building which are commonly used for projectors.

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