Robstown Drive-In

Corpus Christi Highway (Highway 44),
Robstown, TX 78380

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The Starlite Drive-In opened on January 7, 1951. It was owned by Robstown Theatres Incorporated (Lawrence Miller of Robstown and Rowley United Theatres of Dallas). The opening program featured “Yes Sir, That’s My Baby” with Donald O'Connor and Gloria De Haven. The screen measured 40 by 45 feet. There were in-car speakers, an asphalt driveway, a basic kiddies playground and 50 patio seats. The theater frequently showed double features with one film in English and one in Spanish.

The screen was destroyed by fire on April 5, 1961. It was quickly rebuilt and re-opened on May 10, 1961. All facilities were improved during the rebuild. The drive-in was renamed the Robstown at this time. The new tilted screen measured 40 by 90 feet.

The Robstown Drive-In closed in June of 1978 without fanfare.

Source: Robstown Record

Contributed by Steven D. Snuske

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jwmovies on November 15, 2012 at 5:34 pm

Approx. address for this drive-in was 1309 Ruben Chavez Road.

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