Chief Drive-In

US-70 and S. Inez Street,
Paducah, TX 79248

200 cars

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Chief Drive-In

Located one mile west of town on the south side of US Highway 62. The Chief Drive-In was opened on November 1, 1951 with Mona Freeman in “Dear Brat”. It was operated by Simpson Nelson & Ray Leathers. It was closed on October 29, 1956 with Linda Darnell in “Dakota Incident”

The screen stood for a few years until it was town down in March 1960. The concession/projection building was made into someone’s home, but it has since been abandoned and grown up with weeds and trees around it.

Contributed by Ken Roe, Debbie Perry

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Kenmore on July 18, 2018 at 8:47 am

A 1966 aerial photo shows the outline of the drive-in surrounding a home.

Here is an overhead view of the property today.

dallasmovietheaters on March 15, 2019 at 6:46 pm

Opened November 1, 1951 with the film, “Dear Brat”. Closed on October 29, 1956 with “Dakota Incident.” It does not appear to have reopened.

MichaelKilgore on August 11, 2019 at 5:36 pm

Boxoffice, March 21, 1960: “H. B. ‘Red’ Leathers … is dismantling his drive-in theatre, which he has not operated in several years.”

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