Derrick Drive-In

1401 U.S. 385,
Crane, TX 79731

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The Derrick Drive-In opened in early-1952 and closed in the mid-1980’s. It had a playground under the screen tower with the old type metal swings, slides, merry-go-round and jungle jim. The mural on the tower was of a neon lighted oil derrick. The marquee was attached to the tower. A mobile home park is on the property now.

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Kenmore on February 23, 2019 at 6:17 pm

A closer address, at least for Google Maps, is 1401 U.S.385, Crane TX.

There is no indication from the topo map whether the entrance to the drive-in was on US-385 or 14th Street, but this address puts it right on the corner near where the screen sat.

There is no trace of the drive-in remaining.

MichaelKilgore on March 26, 2020 at 4:39 pm

Billboard, July 18, 1953: “High winds recently caused about $200 damage to Derrick Drive-In, Crane, Tex., according to James Winter, manager.”

MichaelKilgore on April 16, 2020 at 5:14 pm

Billboard, Jan. 12, 1952: “Derrick Drive-In is expected to open within the next several weeks at Crane, Tex.”

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