I-45 Drive-In

211 West Road,
Houston, TX 77038

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I-45 Drive-In

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Houston’s last original drive-in theater, the I-45 Drive-In opened on July 2, 1982. The 46-acre site had 6 screens and was operated by McLendon Theatres.

The I-45 closed on Leap Year Day, February 29, 1992, after a land development group purchased the site for retail construction.

Contributed by Bob Machann

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DJRage70
DJRage70 on August 7, 2011 at 7:31 pm

The picture above is from about 1987. Chuck the pic in your first link is from 1984

DJRage70
DJRage70 on August 7, 2011 at 7:38 pm

I saw this sign for the 45 Drive in painted over and was used for the short lived Lone Star Amphitheater on Westpark @ W Loop 610

214scifi
214scifi on May 14, 2012 at 10:43 pm

Correction that second photo is not from 1984 but 1985. I went here in the fall of 1987 with my family when I was 11 to see a double feature of THE LOST BOYS and WITCHES OF EASTWICK. The sound was off an AM radio station. But it was fun!

Drive-In 54
Drive-In 54 on May 15, 2012 at 12:45 am

Uploaded Goggle Earth 1989. With all the land out there, they had to build right there the drive-in was at. Maybe the business was not very good.

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