Shepherd Drive-In

6004 N. Shepherd Drive,
Houston, TX 77091

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Shepherd Drive-In

The Shepherd Drive-In opened at 6:45 p.m. on May 23, 1947. The premier feature was “Rage in Heaven” with Ingrid Bergman and Robert Montgomery. It was operated by the Interstate Theatre Corporation. It was still open in 1955, operated by Lone Star Theatres.

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Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on January 2, 2010 at 3:58 pm

Like alot of Drive-ins in Texas it was owned by Interstate in 1956.

MichaelKilgore
MichaelKilgore on July 18, 2019 at 5:21 pm

From BoxOffice, May 24, 1947:

HOUSTON — The Shepherd, Houston’s newest drive-in, located on North Shepherd drive just beyond the city limits, was opened Friday, May 23.

It is the second de luxe drive-in to be opened in Houston by Underwood & Ezell this year and the third operated in Houston by this company. They also operate drive-in theatres in Dallas, Fort Worth, San Antonio, Waco and Pharr.

The modern design of the Shepherd combines both beauty and operating efficiency. Designed by Jack Corgan of Dallas, it offers the newest developments in drive-in theatre engineering. The arena is paved throughout and each ramp has been engineered to a fraction of an inch to insure perfect vision for each patron. Special lighting makes it possible for cars to move in and out of the theatre with safety. Each car is provided with an individual speaker with a sound-volume-control button to adjust the sound to the exact volume desired.

A snack bar is located in the center of the park where cold drinks, popcorn and candy may be sold.

The Shepherd will change programs four times each week.

davidcoppock
davidcoppock on July 19, 2019 at 8:49 am

The site is now a car yard(ANF Finance).

driveinfan
driveinfan on July 22, 2019 at 8:16 am

I believe the Reddy Ice company is actually on the drive in property. The ANF Auto Finance and the Nationwide Tools are on each side of the entrance. Reddy Ice is using the old foundation of the drive in’s marquee for its sign.

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