South Main Drive-In

11510 South Main Street,
Houston, TX 77025

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South Main Drive-In

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The Texas Drive-In was Houston’s first drive-in theater, opening at 6:45 p.m. on June 7, 1940. The premier feature was “The Under-Pup” with Gloria Jean and Nan Grey.

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Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on November 27, 2009 at 9:31 pm

Listed in the 1956 Motion Picture Almanac The South main parked 4oo cars,so there was no change. It was owned by Interstate Theatres which also owned the Sheppard Drive-in.

jamestv on February 27, 2012 at 12:27 pm

This looks more like an aerial view of the McClendon Triple Drive-In further south on South Main.

jwmovies on December 3, 2012 at 4:05 pm

The picture above is NOT the South Main!!!

neal bell
neal bell on May 20, 2013 at 9:51 pm

The S Main was a one screen. Ushers (me) from the Village theatre used to be paid (maybe 50 cents?) to drive over to the S Main and count the cars to see what the competetion was doing. Usually we just asked the girl in the ticket booth and she told us. We were all teenagers!

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