Longhorn Drive-In

108 Anderson Lane,
Austin, TX 78752

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Image courtesy Tommy Randall.

The Longhorn Drive-In opened on October 2nd, 1953 with Randolph Scott in “The Man Behind the Gun” and was operated by Lin Harrington. For a while, it was owned by Gulf States Theatres, Inc. It was closed in December 1973.

Contributed by MIKE RIVEST

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rivest266 on March 13, 2018 at 1:10 pm

Grand opening ad in the photo section.

RSM3853 on June 17, 2018 at 10:09 am

The Longhorn Drive-In apparently closed in December 1973. Although the Sunday, December 9, 1973 edition of the American-Statesman listed “White Lighting” and “Death Rides a Horse” as opening for the week of December 12-18, 1973, there is no subsequent ad for these films in the next weekend. The last films listed there were “Class of ‘44” and “They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?” They close drive-ins because the land is too valuable for other redevelopment, don’t they?

davidcoppock on June 18, 2018 at 4:04 am

I think the drive-in has been demolished? The site is now a bank(Frost Bank)?

DRIVEIN101 on November 24, 2018 at 11:25 am

The Longhorn was relocated in 1966. Final night of operation at the original location was on April 4. The new location at 8900 Research Blvd, about 3 miles south of the old location, opened on May 20.

DavidZornig on November 9, 2019 at 3:06 pm

Former employee story.


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