Twin Drive-In

4215 Canyon Drive,
Amarillo, TX 79110

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Twin Drive-In

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The Twin Drive-In was opened in 1952 and was operated by Charles Wisenburg of W.F.W. Theatres Inc. of Dallas.

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NYozoner
NYozoner on December 26, 2010 at 1:22 pm

4215 Canyon Dr, Amarillo, TX 79110

This address will map to the location of the drive-in. The drive-in is visible using Google Earth up until 2002.

jwmovies
jwmovies on November 6, 2012 at 8:21 am

FYI: The entrance was further east @ approx. 4153.

ronnwood
ronnwood on October 21, 2013 at 8:04 am

The Walmart Super Center on Georgia is now located where the Twin Drive-in once stood. The Palo Duro Drive-in was on the other side of the Canyon E-way from it. My first movie there was “WILD ANGELS” September 12, 1966, the one starring Nancy Sinatra. The last was “COLD TURKEY” October 28, 1972. It was a very nice drive-in and stayed in business all the way into 1985. Then suddenly the front screen, the classic one seen in the photo, burned down. I think they showed a few more movies on the back screen before giving up. The land stayed vacant for almost 20 years until Walmart bought it ‘04. Walmart’s huge parking lot could hold a 3 screener.

dallasmovietheaters
dallasmovietheaters on June 10, 2015 at 10:59 am

Launched with “The Lion and the Horse” in 1952 to become Amarillo’s fifth drive-in theater behind the Trail (‘48), Palo Duro (‘48), Sunset ('49), Skyway ('50), and Twin ('52). It would be followed by the long-running Tascosa ('53) which survived into the 21st Century.

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