Delwood Drive-In

3909 N. Interstate 35 Frontage Road,
Austin, TX 78722

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This opened on October 1, 1952 and was operated by Eddie Joseph and Yank Theatres. It was closed on November 9, 1968 with Frank Sinatra in “The Detective” & Frank Sinatra in “Tony Rome”. The screen was destroyed by Hurricane Carla in September 1961.

Contributed by MIKE RIVEST

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rivest266
rivest266 on March 13, 2018 at 1:02 pm

Grand opening ad in the photo section.

rivest266
rivest266 on March 13, 2018 at 1:08 pm

Also a USGS Topographic map as well.

Kenmore
Kenmore on March 13, 2018 at 7:54 pm

The correct address is 3909 N Interstate 35 Frontage Rd, Austin, TX.

Today, the property is occupied by the Fiesta Mart. There is no trace of the drive-in remaining.

https://tinyurl.com/y8jd7u82

RSM3853
RSM3853 on June 24, 2018 at 2:53 pm

The Delwood Drive-In actually closed after the showings on the night of November 9, 1968. The last films to play there were a Frank Sinatra double-bill of The Detective and Tony Rome. The closing had been announced for December 1967, and, indeed, it did close down for 10 weeks over the winter, but it reopened during the week of March 13-19. The first films to play upon the reopening were Cool Hand Luke and The Bobo.

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