Riverside Drive-In

110 American Legion Road,
Smithville, TX 78957

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The Riverside Outdoor Theatre was launched April 20, 1950 by Joe D. Blinka. He sold the theatre in 1952 to M.M. Mitchell and it became the Riverside Drive-In Theatre. Blinka would move on to Schulenburg to establish the Midway Drive-In. The Riverside Drive-In was damaged by a tornado on April 26, 1957 but continued operations.

The ozoner closed on October 10, 1958 after showing Bob Hope in “Paris Holiday”. The theatre’s materials were offered at a salvage sale the following day.

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Kenmore
Kenmore on March 14, 2019 at 10:19 am

Found It!

The drive-in was located at 110 American Legion Rd, Smithville, TX.

Today, All Faith Funeral & Cremation Service sits at the entrance to the property. There is no trace of the drive-in remaining.

https://tinyurl.com/y2pv5by6

davidcoppock
davidcoppock on March 15, 2019 at 4:13 am

I bet people are dying to this place now?

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