Rocket Drive-In

4001 N. Chadbourne Street,
San Angelo, TX 76903

400 cars

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Rocket Drive-In

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The Rocket Drive-In opened prior to 1955. Car capacity was listed at 400. It was initially operated by Rowley United Theatres until 1967, United Artists took over in 1967 and operated the drive-in until it closed in 1975.

There is now a Cowboy Church where the entrance once was but behind the church you can still the remnants of the old drive-in. Any further information on the Rocket Drive-In would be appreciated.

Contributed by Chuck

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DonLewis
DonLewis on September 25, 2010 at 7:03 am

From San Angelo’s Rocket Drive In an ad from 1960 for a Gary Cooper movie.

sharlee420
sharlee420 on February 1, 2013 at 10:29 pm

My grandfather said that a tornado took it down. 1953. My grandfather also said that he has speakers from that drive in sitting on the post outside his house. He brought them home to fix them, but he forgot about them and they have been there since. I asked him about this theater, but that is all the info he remembers so far. He worked for R&R, and he said it became Concho theaters before it was Rowley United. Any info on that?

dblumentr
dblumentr on November 16, 2014 at 10:02 am

It was rebuilt after the Lake View tornado. We lived near the theater and my Dad had a morning radio program in the radio station in front on North Chadbourne. Saw my first movie here when I was 5, December 1963. My aunt took my brother and I to a double feature and we stayed for the first one, The Sword in the Stone.

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