Circle Drive-In

5806 Interstate 27,
Lubbock, TX 79404

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Circle Drive-In...Lubbock Texas

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The Circle Drive-In was opened November 29, 1949. It was closed in 1980. Now long ago leveled, it was named after and part of an unusual, but funtional intersection in Lubbock where five separate streets merged into what was known to Lubbockites as the “traffic circle”. It was actually kind of fun to navigate the traffic circle at times.

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chev74man
chev74man on September 24, 2005 at 1:20 am

The address has to be wrong. It would be more like the 1500 – 1700 block of 58th. I remember the circle as a little kid. 2517-55th is a neighborhood of houses, and is just west of University Ave. The Circle, was right East of Ave. Q and 58th Street.

irpworks
irpworks on October 1, 2006 at 10:31 pm

In its last years it showed porn flicks and the former motel just behind it always had many on the second floor walkway watching free – who needed the sound?!

Here is the correct location (the triangle area was the theater):

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58th & Ave. Q

irpworks
irpworks on August 29, 2007 at 8:21 am

Many Lubbock theaters shown. El Capitan; Plaza; Clifton; Lindsey; Cactus; Westerner Drive-In; Corral; Broadway; Midway; Plains Drive-In; Arnett-Benson; Arcadia.

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From the drop-down box choose: Buildings-Commercial-Movie Theaters

Search theatre and drive-in and there are other arial shots of other drive-ins, etc.
ENJOY!

DonLewis
DonLewis on April 8, 2009 at 2:39 am

A movie ad from 1959 for the Circle Drive In in Lubbock.

jwmovies
jwmovies on September 20, 2012 at 5:35 am

Approx. address is now 5806 Interstate 27. It is now Holiday Inn.

OCRon
OCRon on November 4, 2014 at 7:52 am

Information for the Circle Drive-In from the Avalanche Journal. Opening ad and story in photos section.

Opened: November 29, 1949.

Closed: 1980

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