Charro Drive-In

2340 Boca Chica Boulevard,
Brownsville, TX 78520

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Charro Drive-in Theatre

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The 550 car Charro Drive-In opened in 1949. Closed for a short time between 1970 and 1972. Closed for good in 1975. Played adult movies between 1973 and 1975.

It was demolished and a Builders Square was built on the site. That has also closed.

Was originally operated by Ezell & Assoc. and later by Publix.
Any further information or corrections on this theatre would be appreciated.

Contributed by Chuck

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Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on November 3, 2010 at 4:32 pm


1949-1955 Ezell, Claude & Associates, Inc

1969 RKO Stanley Warner (Pacific)

1950-1961 Marshall C. Nichols, Manager

A home was in the screen tower.

Need photos.

Brownsville_Station on March 24, 2013 at 2:44 pm

Here’s a link to YouTube that will show photos of this and other drive-in theaters of Brownsville, Texas.

dallasmovietheaters on July 29, 2015 at 2:58 am

Architected by Harvey A. Jordan, the Charro Drive-In launched November 4, 1949 with John Wayne’s “The Sea Spoilers” on its 40x55 foot screen. Closing date above is incorrect as the theatre operated past that date.

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