Fine Arts Drive-In

6419 W. 19th Street,
Lubbock, TX 79407

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Westerner Drive-In...Lubbock Texas

The Plains Drive-In opened June 5, 1948 with Rod Cameron in “Panhandle”. 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.

Contributed by Don Lewis

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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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Don Lewis on April 7, 2009 at 6:15 pm

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

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 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.

txdomino on May 29, 2016 at 4:24 am

The site seems to be demarcated by Milwaukee, 19th, LaSalle and 22nd.

davidcoppock on October 2, 2018 at 7:49 am

Opened with “Panhandle”. Front end is now Pennzoil Masterlube Express, and the back end is now houses.

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