Palo-Duro Drive-In

4111 S. Georgia Street,
Amarillo, TX 79109

576 cars

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Palo-Duro Drive-In

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The Palo-Duro Drive-In was opened on March 11, 1949 with Yvonne De Carlo in “River Lady”. It was operated by H. Wilson, J. Fagan and Charles W. Weisenberg of W.F.W. Theatres, Dallas, TX. It had a car capacity for 576, and 100 seats for walk-in customers.

Contributed by Billy Smith / Don Lewis / Billy Holcomb

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NYozoner
NYozoner on December 26, 2010 at 1:28 pm

Looking at the aerial photo below, this drive-in was located directly across the road from the Twin Drive-in.

http://flic.kr/p/94KHcV

4116 Canyon Dr, Amarillo, TX 79109

This address will map to the location of the drive-in.

jwmovies
jwmovies on November 6, 2012 at 8:17 am

Above address does not properly. Now Golden Spread Motorplex. Use 4106 South Georgia Street to map.

LarryFM
LarryFM on December 27, 2012 at 4:13 am

The Palo Duro Drive-In Theatre opened on March 11, 1949. Its opening night feature was ‘River Lady’, which it also showed the next night.

ronnwood
ronnwood on October 21, 2013 at 7:08 am

I only saw two movies at this drive-in, “CLARENCE THE CROSS-EYED LION” and “THE RUSSIANS ARE COMING”, May 5, 1967. I remember I had no money to buy food and food was the 2nd best thing about drive-in movies. It always seemed an impressive sight to go down the Canyon E-way and there were these two drive-in theaters across the highway from each other. Of course, I remember when there was no freeway and the Canyon highway was a very dangerous 3 lane road. The Randall County Courthouse annex ended up on this spot. The Veterans War Memorial is on the north portion of the old theater property. As a kid it always seemed odd to me that the Palo Duro Drive-in was on the Tascosa HS side of town and the Tascosa Drive-in was on the Palo Duro HS side of town.

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