Lariat Drive-In

140 Perry Lane,
Kermit, TX 79745

446 cars

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Lariat Drive-In

Based on a story in the Odessa (Tex.) American two days later, the Lariat Drive-In showed its first movie on September 19, 1952. The 60-foot screen tower was composed of asbestos rather than sheet metal. It was owned by Video Theaters, Inc., and its capacity was 446 cars.

“The bold white front, with its dark green base, is decorated with the sign, "LARIAT” and the figure of a man stands below and holds the end of a rope which loops over the name. This sign measures 32 feet high and 32 feet across, but is dwarfed by the size of the tower".

Contributed by Michael Kilgore

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MichaelKilgore on April 21, 2020 at 2:46 pm

A 1968 aerial photo showed a drive-in on the west side of Kermit at about 140 Perry Lane, actually the northeast corner of Perry and Texas Highway 302.

Kenmore on April 22, 2020 at 7:54 am

The property is now home to C&H Water Company. Although a June 2019 Google Street view shows quite a few RVs and trailers in the back. They are spaced as if people are living in them, but I cannot be sure.

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