Ellis Drive-In

1600 Mulkey Road,
Waxahachie, TX 75165

300 cars

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Ellis Drive In Theatre - Waxahachie Tx Demolished

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The Ellis Drive-In was opened in the early to mid-1950’s. Car capacity listed at 300 cars. It was owned by Rowley United from the early to mid-1950’s through 1966 and then by United Artists Theatres until it closed in 1969. It now sits abandoned and crumbling.

Contributed by Chuck

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Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on January 23, 2011 at 2:53 pm



It’s not waxahUchie.

I found it listed on East Main Street??????

In 1967 it was still under Rowley United Division of United Artists Theater Circuit, Inc., Of Dallas, Tex., John H. Rowley, Vice-Pres & Gen. Mgr., They had 117 thearers in Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas.

More info and photos are always welcome.

drivein2001 on February 17, 2011 at 2:08 am

Today, the only thing left is the marquee which still stands hidden in the trees. The foundation of the snack bar & projection room is still on the land. Nothing else is left..
Photos I took a few months back can be seen here:. View link .. Click on the photos to enlarge them..
RAC Photography

Driveintheatre2001 on January 30, 2012 at 5:31 am

++Copied from the Texas Theatre page (Waxahachie Tx)..

++Chuck1231 – If you type in 1600 Mulkey Road, Waxahachie, Tx in the search box of google-maps, you’ll see the outline of the Ellis Drive In Theatre… Mulkey Road is another name for Bus.Hwy. 287.. On the North-east side of the road, there’s a building (Lower right) that sits right next to the land of where the Ellis Drive In once occupied.++

This is no where near 287-Bypass & Ovilla Rd. Nearest intersection would be Mulkey Rd (Bus-Hwy 287) & Graham Street.. South-Southeast of Graham street..

Address looks to be 1800 Mulkey Rd (Bus-Hwy 287)

Randy A Carlisle – Historical Photographer

jwmovies on September 29, 2012 at 8:09 am

Approx. address for this drive-in was 1800 East Main Street.

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