Boulevard Drive-In

2801 S. Padre Island Drive,
Corpus Christi, TX 78415

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davidcoppock on April 17, 2020 at 11:27 am

Opened on 5/2/1942 with “My life with Caroline”.

MichaelKilgore on August 13, 2019 at 7:07 am

“CORPUS CHRISTI – The Boulevard Drive-In screen is now within ten feet of the highway, which passes the front of theatre, as a result of a highway widening project.” — Boxoffice, April 11, 1960

The May 2, 1960 Boxoffice elaborated on that news. “The Boulevard Drive-In at Corpus Christi will be closed as a result of widening the highway between Chapman Ranch road and the Charide Drive-In in Flour Bluff. Don Skewis of the state highway department said the project will be completed in August.”

Yakima1 on May 7, 2011 at 11:55 pm

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Yakima1 on May 7, 2011 at 8:43 pm

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Yakima1 on May 7, 2011 at 8:42 pm

The Boulevard actually opened in early 1942 right after the beginning of WWII. It suffered the common ‘blackouts’ that drive-ins adhered to to prevent enemy bombings or spyings at night.

Address: 2801 Lexington Ave (S.P.I.D.) | Capacity: 300 cars | Opened: Thursday Feb 5, 1942 | First Feature: “My Life With Caroline” (1 August 1941) starring Ronald Colman, Anna Lee | Owner / Builder: Lone Star Amusement aka Southwest Theaters – CA Richter, Leon Newman | Closed: Sunday Jul 16, 1961 (Last ad in Caller) | Currently (2010): Corpus Christi Trade Center (formerly GMC Membership Store opening Dec 1, 1961 and later a Shopper’s World)

The oroginal projection booth and concession stand and the offices that were headquarters for Doc Richter are still standing in the parking lot of the Trade Center. I believe they are being used as an auto shop.