Chief Drive-In

5600 N. Lamar Boulevard,
Austin, TX 78751

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chica
chica on October 23, 2013 at 4:06 am

I remember this place well. I grew up in the trailer under the movie screen. Lil Toot was always fun to ride. I guess what I remember the most was learning how to ride my bike up and down the rows, and watching the movies from the front of my yard.

Pawnshop
Pawnshop on June 27, 2013 at 6:07 pm

The Commerce Park office/retail center is on the site of the former drive in. border streets are: North Lamar, Koenig, Guadalupe and Nelray.

wmarty127
wmarty127 on November 24, 2012 at 6:59 pm

Do not know what paper this was published in, but here is an ad of the opening of Chief Drive-In….

http://www.flickr.com/photos/zip_up_hoodie/3932133504/

wmarty127
wmarty127 on November 24, 2012 at 6:56 pm

This theater was originally named “Joseph’s Drive-In Theater”. The name was changed in 1947 to “North Austin Drive-In Theater” prior to the opening of the “South Austin Drive-In Theater”.

STATISTICS Opened: 18 November 1940Screens: 1Capacity: 450 cars

wmarty127
wmarty127 on November 24, 2012 at 6:49 pm

Well it seems that another Austin Drive-In was already in operation when the Chief Drive-In opened. http://www.captainchicken.org/austindrivein/north_austin/north_austin.html

cheaplafs
cheaplafs on March 28, 2012 at 12:23 am

It was on Southeast corner of Koenig and N.Lamar. I went there many times. If I was a good boy I got to ride “ Little Toot”.