Winkler Drive-In

205 Winkler Drive,
Houston, TX 77087

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The Winkler Drive-In opened at 6:30 p.m. on March 21, 1947. The premier feature was “Three Little Girls in Blue” with Vivian Blaine and June Haver.

Contributed by Bob Machann

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Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on November 14, 2009 at 1:25 pm

IN the late 50’s THE WINKLER DRIVE IN parked 400 cars and was owned by C.C. Ezell. A man that owned quite a few Drive ins in that Texas City.

kencmcintyre on November 24, 2009 at 6:50 pm

Here is a 1964 aerial photo. By 1973 the drive-in was gone and the land redeveloped.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on December 19, 2009 at 12:49 am

The Winkler Drive-In was designed by architect Jack Corgan, according to Boxoffice of April 5, 1947. It was the ninth Texas drive-in in the Underwood and Ezell chain.

David415 on June 23, 2011 at 12:44 pm

I worked at the Winkler Drive Inn 1966. I worked Concession and repaired the speakers at the theatre. I was 14 years old.I remembered when they closed it down and turned it into a car lot.I lived right across the street at the Winkler Dr. Apartments.After concession closed down I set in a truck at the back of the theatre to catch people sneeking through the exit.That was a lot of fun.Beach party movies were a hit then.Elvis movies were a real big hit then.This was my first real job growning up.

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