Rio Drive-In

East Loop 304 and S. 4th Street,
Crockett, TX 75835

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The Rio Drive-In opened April 23, 1952 with Ray Milland in “Copper Canyon”. It was operated by Robb & Rowley-United in the late-1950’s and closed in the 1970’s. Capacity was 250 cars.

Contributed by Ken McIntyre

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Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on April 11, 2010 at 5:56 pm

Crockett,Texas is suppose to have a beautiful restored downtown theatre. I have a Classmate from High School that lives there and she said it was a gem. Didn’t know about the Rio drive-in.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on April 11, 2010 at 5:59 pm

As Ken wrote it parked 250 cars in 1956 and the owners were Robb&Rowley. Mary Sue why didn’t you tell me about the old Drive-in?

driveinfan on May 19, 2017 at 4:28 pm

The Rio opened April 23, 1952 with the first movie “Copper Canyon”. A 35 x 47 screen. Crockett Amusement Company was the owner/operator. Olin Dickey was the manager. Location what is now East Loop 304 and SR 19 (South 4th Street). The old concession building stood for years before being torn down.

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