Moonlighter Drive-In

Texas 581 and Tilden Road,
Pearsall, TX 78061

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Moonlighter Drive-In

The Moonlighter Drive-In closed after a 1996 windstorm severely damaged it. A self-storage facility now occupies part of the Moonlighter property.

Contributed by Bob Machann

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Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on November 6, 2009 at 8:53 pm

Another Drive in in this city was THE HUB DRIVE IN owned by D.H.HUBBARD.I have some info on the CHIEF DRIVE IN in Austin,Texas if you are working up that state’s drive-ins.I could not find the CHIEF on CT.

AndyCallahanMajorMajor
AndyCallahanMajorMajor on November 9, 2010 at 1:40 pm

The address listed above may be correct, but Google doesn’t map it correctly. It might not recognize Tilden Road as the local name of the street. Try 102 Farm to Market Road 1582.

AndyCallahanMajorMajor
AndyCallahanMajorMajor on November 10, 2010 at 5:38 am

Oh, I know. I just gave that address in case anybody had trouble with the Tilden Road one.

NYozoner
NYozoner on December 26, 2010 at 1:17 am

Texas 581 Spur & Tilden Rd, Pearsall, TX 78061 will map to this drive-in.

The drive-in is located at the northwest corner of the intersection of 581 and Tilden Rd.

120 Tilden Road will not map to any specific address on Google Earth.

NYozoner
NYozoner on December 27, 2010 at 4:59 am

@Chuck: It is both strange and irritating. What mapping program are you using? 120 Tilden Rd will not work for me in either Google Earth or MapQuest, so I do not think it is just a Google thing.

There are a few reasons that newspaper ad address and internet mapping won’t match up. One reason is that newspaper ads used addresses from many years ago, which may have been valid at the time of printing, but the road number systems were changed over the years. Another reason is that the name of the town or municipality needs to match the location on the roadway address, as many drive-ins would be located just over a town line, but are thought to be located in the town. The road address might match up by using the name of the correct municipality.

When I have trouble mapping an exact road address, I try to use an intersection of the two roads which are closest to the drive-in. Intersections seem to map better for some reason than road numbers, in some instances, for whatever reason.

However you want to explain it, internet mapping can be tricky. I try to test out the address on the two mapping sites which I use, and then post the address which seems to work the best.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on January 28, 2011 at 5:21 pm

There was HUB drive-in Theatre in this Town.Name change?

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