Tito's Drive-In

816 S. Cedar Avenue,
Hebbronville, TX 78361

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Tito's Drive-In

Tito’s Drive-In was opened by 1955 when it was operated by Tito Sandobal. It was still open in 1957.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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Kenmore
Kenmore on February 26, 2019 at 10:35 am

A possible location is 118 N Vaello Ave, Hebbronville, TX.

A 1967 aerial photo shows an intact and possibly active drive-in at this location. Today, the property is occupied by a business with no trace of the drive-in remaining. http://tinyurl.com/y2hh663e

Another possible location is 816 S Cedar Ave, Hebbronville, TX.

The same 1967 aerial photo shows a demolished drive-in at this location. Today, the property is still empty and you can barely see the ramps and outline. The entrance road is rather suspect, so I’m going with the closest location in terms of the address.

http://tinyurl.com/yyccswue

If someone can determine which drive-in was closed and demolished by 1967 or if other information surfaces, then it should be possible to identify the exact location of the Pioneer Drive-In and Tito’s Drive-In.

MichaelKilgore
MichaelKilgore on November 13, 2019 at 6:43 pm

Billboard, July 17, 1954: “Tito Munoz has opened the Tito’s Drive-In at Hebbronville, Tex. Munoz will feature Spanish-language films.”

MichaelKilgore
MichaelKilgore on November 13, 2019 at 7:09 pm

Kenmore, nice digging. I just posted a piece of a USGS photo from January 1955. In that larger photo of the whole town, the 816 S Cedar Ave location is the only drive-in; the Vaello Ave site was still unimproved. Also, the Cedar drive-in was smaller than the Vaello drive-in, and the guides all say the Pioneer was larger. I feel pretty confident that Tito’s was south, not east, of Hebbronville.

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