Scenic Drive-In

US 377 and FM 2996,
Brady, TX 76825

400 cars

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Scenic Drive-In

The Scenic Drive-In debuted in the 1951-52 Motion Picture Almanac with a capacity of 400, owner O. M. Kirkeby. It stayed that way through 1966. In the 1977 reboot of the MPA list, the capacity dropped to 300, and the owner changed to Doyle Todd. The drive-in fell off the list in 1980.

The Scenic Drive-In was still intact in a 1995 aerial photo, but it had fallen into disrepair by 2004. The site, just north of Brady, retains its ramps and concession / projection building plus possibly a replacement screen west of the original, at least according to a 2020 Google Earth image.

Contributed by Michael Kilgore

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Kenmore
Kenmore on April 20, 2020 at 7:47 am

I do not believe the object just west of the original screen is a replacement screen. A 2019 Google Street view shows was appears to be a trailer at that location. It’s difficult to tell because of the vegetation, but that is another reason why I doubt it is a replacement screen.

The overhead Google view shows considerably less vegetation compared to the 2019 street view. Since the land does not appear to have been cleared, I’d say the overhead view is at least four/five years old.

A 2004 aerial photo shows something virtually identical in size, shape, and location just west of the screen, but it is gone by 2010. So, I believe that is a trailer.

kennerado
kennerado on April 20, 2020 at 11:56 pm

Agreed with Kenmore, it’s not a screen.

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