Fine Arts Drive-In

6419 W. 19th Street,
Lubbock, TX 79407

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Westerner Drive-In...Lubbock Texas

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The Plains Drive-In opened June 5, 1948. It was renamed Westerner Drive-In November 1, 1949. Like many other drive-ins, this one featured “adult films” in its last years and was renamed Fine Arts Drive-In from November 25, 1965. Surprisingly, there was a dirt road on one side of the theater that offered a pretty good view. You could always find several cars parked along it at night. (So I am told) It was closed in 1980 and demolished many years ago.

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irpworks
irpworks on August 29, 2007 at 12:24 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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DonLewis
DonLewis on April 7, 2009 at 6:15 pm

A theater ad from 1959 for the Westerner Drive In in Lubbock.

hoot
hoot on February 22, 2012 at 6:40 am

This image file is of my irrigation well! This never was the location of the Plains/Westerner/Fines Arts Drive-in movie theater. ThePlains/Westerner/Fines Arts Drive-in movie theater location sat on the South/East corner of what is now 19th Street & Milwaukee.

jwmovies
jwmovies on January 5, 2013 at 8:06 am

Approx. address for this drive-in was 6419 West 19th Street, Lubbock, TX 79407. The entrance is now Sonic.

OCRon
OCRon on November 13, 2014 at 9:25 pm

Yes, the Westerner was at 6419 W. 19th Street.

Here is the timeline from the Lubbock Avalanche Journal. (Ads in photo section.)

June 5, 1948: Opened as Plains Drive-In.

November 1, 1949: Renamed Westerner Drive-In.

November 25, 1965: Renamed Fine Arts Drive-In.

1980: Closed

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