Jet Drive-In

Mertzon Highway,
San Angelo, TX 76903

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Silicon Sam
Silicon Sam on September 25, 2010 at 10:45 am

Right off Mertzon Hwy (67) and Southwest Blvd looks like the remains of a portion of a drive-in. Look just to the left of the State Farm Insurance label and behind the Cinemark Tinseltown near the center of the screen and you can barely make out some partial rows.

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Silicon Sam
Silicon Sam on September 25, 2010 at 10:58 am

Mike Rivest’s site may list this as the Jac drive-in….

DonLewis
DonLewis on September 25, 2010 at 7:33 pm

From 1961 a double feature movie ad from the Jet Drive-In in San Angelo.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on September 26, 2010 at 6:49 pm

Thanks for the ads Don.

NYozoner
NYozoner on December 25, 2010 at 10:05 am

Historic aerial photos from Earth Explorer and USGS indicate there were two drive-ins along Mertzon Hwy (which is now called Sherwood Way) south of San Angelo, that were less than a mile away from each other on opposite sides of the road.

A single screen drive-in shown below in a 1954 aerial photo is on the west side of the road, a little to the south of Arden Rd:

http://flic.kr/p/94rG1c

The second drive-in further south was not visible at the time of the above aerial photo, but is visible as a twin in the 1972 aerial shown below:

http://flic.kr/p/94rG2e

The single screen drive-in near Arden Road I believe was the Jet, and the newer one just to the south of Southwest Blvd was known as the Angelo Twin.

I am in the process of confirming the above information with people who are local to San Angelo.

jwmovies
jwmovies on October 14, 2012 at 10:23 pm

If above is correct, The Jet was at approx. 3700 Sherwood Way. Part of which is now Walgreens.

The Twin would have been approx. 4400 Sherwood Way. The back of the shopping center at the corner of Sherwood & Southwest would have been where the entrance was.

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