Showtown USA Drive-In

8310 Eastex Freeway,
Beaumont, TX 777704

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Showtown USA Drive-In

The Showtown USA Drive-In opened on August 8, 1968 with Jack Lemmon in “The Odd Couple” & Tom Tryon in “Winchester 73” on the East screen and Lucille Ball in “Yours, Mine and Ours” & Henry Fonda in “Spencer’s Mountain” on the West screen. It was still open in 1980.

Contributed by Larry W King

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Kenmore
Kenmore on November 7, 2016 at 6:07 am

A somewhat closer address (at least for Google) is 8310 Eastex Fwy, Beaumont, TX. Today, it is Mulligan’s Golf Range.

You can still see the outline of the ramps. http://tinyurl.com/zyb6ks7

Larry W King
Larry W King on November 7, 2016 at 11:39 pm

Thanks, Kenmore. Let me mention that 9000 Eastex Freeway was used in the print ads and the answering machine messages. You can hear some Showtown USA answering machine messages, along with other Beaumont & Port Arthur theaters and Drive-ins on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/larry-king-6/movie-theater-phone-messages

TomMc11
TomMc11 on March 28, 2018 at 9:34 am

The poles that held up the Showtown USA sign appear to be still standing.

MissPickles
MissPickles on April 7, 2018 at 5:56 pm

I remember going here one rainy night (I don’t live in Texas) back in 1980 to see the Jodie Foster movie ‘Foxes’ that was playing with ‘Blue Lagoon.’ What a trip.

rivest266
rivest266 on November 28, 2020 at 1:34 pm

The Showtown USA opened on August 8th, 1968 with “The Odd Couple” and “Your, Mines and Ours”. Grand opening ad posted.

davidcoppock
davidcoppock on November 28, 2020 at 8:52 pm

Opened on 8/8/1968 on the east screen with “The Odd Couple” and “Winchester 73” and on the west screen with “Yours, mine and ours” and “Spencer Mountain”.

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