Charro Drive-In

2340 Boca Chica Boulevard,
Brownsville, TX 78520

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The 550 car Charro Drive-In opened in 1949. Closed for a short time between 1970 and 1972. Played adult movies between 1973 and 1975. It had gone back to feature films by 1979, but closed soon after.

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.

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.

Philloz on January 25, 2017 at 5:12 pm

Definitely was open until at least at least 1979. I saw “Love at First Bite” with George Hamilton (1979) there.

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