Parkaire Drive-In

1301 Goliad Road,
San Antonio, TX 78223

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Parkaire Drive-In

Opened on March 15, 1950 with Maureen O'Hara in “Bagdad”. The Hi-Park Drive-In was operated by Claude Ezell & Associates. The drive-in parked 950 cars and had seating for 132 walk-in patrons. It was later renamed the Parkaire Drive-In. The site is now a warehouse and and auto parts store.

Contributed by Chuck Van Bibber

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lyssa751
lyssa751 on March 16, 2005 at 1:46 pm

If you go to a small Burger restaurant right across the street from where it was, they have a picture of the old Park-air Drive-In in their window. Nothing fancy, just the lettering of Park-air in signature lettering with Theatre in front of the mural.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on January 21, 2010 at 7:54 pm

The Parkaire has been closed since 1964 or thereabouts. Here is a 1955 aerial photo:
http://tinyurl.com/yccdlcn

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on April 18, 2010 at 1:07 pm

Yes it opened has the HI PARK DRIVE-In and parked 550 cars and was owned in 1956 by C.H.Weaver.

MichaelKilgore
MichaelKilgore on November 17, 2019 at 6:46 am

Billboard, Oct. 2, 1954: “A Shetland pony is being given away each Monday night at Hi-Park Drive-In, San Antonio, reports Carlton H. Weaver Jr., manager.”

Billboard, Nov. 20, 1954: “Ezell & Associates, Dallas, has taken over operation of Hi-Park Drive-In, San Antonio, formerly owned by Carlton H. Weaver.”

MichaelKilgore
MichaelKilgore on January 8, 2020 at 9:20 am

The Oct. 23, 1954 issue of Boxoffice had a full-page story, with photos and a diagram, of the “air conditioning” system invented by C. H. (Buck) Weaver Jr. An evaporative cooling system cooled the whole viewing field by up to 12 degrees, but only when there was a breeze from the south.

rivest266
rivest266 on January 12, 2020 at 11:36 am

The Hi-Park Drive-In theatre opened on March 15th, 1950 with “Bagdad”. Grand opening ad posted.

rivest266
rivest266 on January 12, 2020 at 2:09 pm

The Parkair (not Parkaire) drive-in reopened on July 20th, 1955 after adding a new screen, snack bar, new owners, etc. Another grand opening ad posted.

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