Yellow Jacket Drive-In

TX-115 and E. Dallas Avenue,
Kermit, TX 79745

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Yellow Jacket Drive-In

The Yellow Jacket Drive-In in Kermit, TX was opened around 1952 when it was operated by J.L. Slaughter. It had closed by 1996 and only the ramps and the foundation of the projectors booth remain the actual projectors booth and all the speaker poles were removed in the 2010’s.

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Kenmore on November 19, 2018 at 5:47 pm

A closer address is TX-115 and E Dallas Ave, Kermit, Texas. The drive-in was located on the east side of the town. It was built before 1968, but a 1996 aerial shows the screen was already down.

A 2013 Google street views shows the outline, ramps, and projection booth/concession stand are present.

davidcoppock on November 28, 2018 at 7:15 am

Why the name Yellow jacket?

driveinfan on December 3, 2018 at 7:23 am

The drive in was named for the High School mascot.

dansdriveintheater on December 3, 2018 at 9:08 am

where did you hear that drive-inf fan. just curious i want proof! because if you lived in the area when the drive-in existed and the drive-in owners or school staff told you so then i’d believe you but if you didn’t grow up in the area i want proof!

driveinfan on December 4, 2018 at 5:31 am

dansdriveintheater….I have been doing research on the Texas drive ins for years. Plus I work with a gentleman who is from Kermit, Texas. There is your proof.

dansdriveintheater on March 3, 2019 at 8:54 pm

know i’m late but thanks!

davidcoppock on March 3, 2019 at 9:35 pm

Did the high school mascot wear a yellow jacket?

MichaelKilgore on October 30, 2019 at 2:26 pm

Probably the origin story, from the Aug. 16, 1952 issue of Billboard:

Frank Love Jr., manager of the Kermit Theaters, Kermit, Tex., announces that construction will start there soon on a 500-car capacity drive-in.

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