Loop Drive-In

4411 W. 7th Street,
Texarkana, AR 75501

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The Loop Drive-In was located in Texarkana, Arkansas it was owned and operated out of New Orleans by Joy’s Theatres, Inc. Joy N. Houck the president. In the late-1950’s it was the only drive-in in this city and parked 700 cars. A McDonalds now sites on the entrance to the site.

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AndyCallahanMajorMajor
AndyCallahanMajorMajor on September 20, 2010 at 7:53 pm

This one was at the southwest corner of Broad Street (US 67) and E. 18th Street, next door to Texarkana High. The shape of the drive-in is somewhat visible, but a business is located on the property now.

rivest266
rivest266 on January 29, 2011 at 6:33 pm

Was this also the 67 Drive-In in the late 1960’s.

NYozoner
NYozoner on January 29, 2011 at 8:27 pm

@Mike: The 67 Drive-In was on US 67 on the Arkansas side, and the Loop Drive-In was on US 71 on the Texas side.

MichaelKilgore
MichaelKilgore on August 12, 2019 at 11:11 am

Same street, same drive-in? From the March 28, 1960 issue of Boxoffice:

TEXARKANA — Purchase of the Red River Drive-In on West Seventh by Houck & Powers Theatres has been announced by L. D. Powers. The new owners have closed the drive-in for remodeling and redecoration and will reopen around April 1.

Movies booked will be the “latest and the best,” according to Powers, who has been in theatre business 21 years. His partner, Joy Houck, has been in exhibition 30 years and also produces pictures.

They plan to redesign the concessions stand, repair speakers, repaint the building and improve the ramp area. The drive-in was built eight years ago, formerly owned by Eldon Peek of Oklahoma City.

“We have faith in Texarkana and its future and in show business,” Powers said. He and Houck also own the Leo, the Joy Drive-In and a theatre in Prescott, Ark.

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