El Rancho Drive-In

1601 US Highway 87 S.,
Dalhart, TX 79022

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The El Rancho Drive-In was opened in April 1951 when it was operated by J.C. Parker. It operated as late as 1974. By 1996 housing was on the site.

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MichaelKilgore on May 27, 2019 at 12:06 pm

From the March 31, 1956 Motion Picture Herald: H. L. Boehm, who operates theatres in Woodward, Okla., has bought the Mission (indoor theater in Denver) along with the Rancho drive-in, at Dalhart, Texas, from J. C. Parker.

MichaelKilgore on December 13, 2019 at 3:52 pm

Boxoffice, March 10, 1951: “J. C. Parker is readying his new 350-car $65,000 drive-in, Dalhart, Tex., for a spring opening.”

MichaelKilgore on January 12, 2020 at 8:30 pm

Boxoffice, March 31, 1956: “H. L. Boehm, who operates theatres at Woodward, Okla., has bought the Mission and El Rancho Drive-In, Dalhart, Tex., from J. C. Parker.”

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