Plains Drive-In

Roosevelt Street and Opal Street,
Borger, TX 79007

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Plains Drive-In

Opened in the early-1940’s as Phillips 66 Drive-In. By 1949 it had been renamed Plains Drive-In when it was operated by Video Independent Theaters Inc. It was still open in 1957.

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Drive-In 54
Drive-In 54 on May 6, 2017 at 9:19 pm

The Address is: Roosevelt St at Opal St Borger, TX 79007

Kenmore
Kenmore on May 6, 2017 at 11:11 pm

The Phillip’s Route 66 Drive-In in Borger is listed in the same location. So, are they both the same drive-in?

Drive-In 54
Drive-In 54 on May 7, 2017 at 11:52 am

Kenmore..That is one of the town’s unknown DI’s that need “boots on the ground” to research. Do you live in TX?

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on March 11, 2019 at 2:13 pm

A comment by jwmovies on the Tri-City Drive-In page says that the Plains Drive-In was at 1415 W. Wilson St., and this is confirmed by NYozoner, who says the Plains was still listed in the 1969 theater catalog. It was the older Phillips 66 Drive-In that was at Roosevelt and Opal Street.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on March 11, 2019 at 2:53 pm

Actually, the aerial photo currently displayed above does show the theater entrance at Roosevelt and Opal. This is an older photo, late 1940s, taken before Wilson Street was cut through. The theater was later expanded a bit, and its back rows extended up onto the Wilson Street property that is now occupied by the Hampton Inn. It looks like this drive-in opened as the Phillips 66, then was renamed the Plains Drive-In, probably not too long after. The entrance is still at Roosevelt and Opal in a 1969 aerial photo.

MichaelKilgore
MichaelKilgore on November 13, 2019 at 11:05 pm

Billboard, Aug. 14, 1954: “Heavy winds up to 85 miles per hour caused extensive damage to the Plains Drive-In at Borger, Tex., according to Ed Lee. manager. The marquee was severely damaged, several fence sections were blown down and a number of speakers torn loose.”

Billboard, Sept. 10, 1955: “The Plians (sic) Drive-In at Borger, Tex., is offering 10 free round-trip educational tours via Central Airlines to Amarillo Air Force Base at Amarillo. Each Thursday night the trips are given away to youths between the ages of 8 to 18 years.”

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