Buckhorn Drive-In

Sain Drive at Flournoy Road,
Alice, TX 78332

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Drive-In 54
Drive-In 54 on December 12, 2012 at 6:36 am

Here are some great pictures and more information HERE

rjmt19
rjmt19 on December 12, 2012 at 1:59 am

I have a scan of the Duval County Facts for Friday, September 28th, 1956, showing the movies that were showing at The Ranch Drive Inn, The Regis theater in San Diego, and “The Coyote” drive inn.

I’d like to post them under their respective theaters, though they no longer exist.

The scan is an accident. The reverse side of the paper is the obit for my maternal grandfather. I remember seeing the remains of a drive in movie screen for years, to the south side of TX 44 as we were driving to San Diego. I guess this was the Coyote.

rjmt19
rjmt19 on December 12, 2012 at 1:17 am

Does anyone have a photo of the “Now Showing” type sign that used to be mounted at the corner of TX 44 and Texas avenue?

There was a drive up convenience type store shaped like a piece of pie, and the sign was attached to the building end, facing west.

We spent a lot of weekends visiting the grandmother in Alice, but never went to see a movie at the Buckhorn.

TIA

Yakima1
Yakima1 on October 15, 2010 at 8:03 am

I got recent photos of the Buckhorn (Oct 9, 2010). I hope to have links soon.

I also got photos of the remains of the concession/projection booth of ‘The Coyote’ drive-in in Alice. This one was also operated by ‘The Buckhorn’ owner H.C. Gunter.

I also got photos of ‘The Ranch’ drive-in location. Not much there anymore. This one was once operated by the Garza Brothers and Solis Brothers. It is remembered around Alice as the one that showed spanish language films.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on December 2, 2009 at 5:36 pm

THE MOTION PICTURE ALMANAC is about the Size of the novel WAR&PEACE so it is quite big and heavy. I found mine along with another that i GAVE to a friend in TAmpa. Found them in the City Managers office in the old MILLER THEATRE, Augusta.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on December 1, 2009 at 4:34 pm

I found 1963 and 1970 editions for $5 apiece at a used book store. Larry Edmunds Cinema Bookstore in Hollywood has a 1935 FDY, but they want $125 for it. Amazon also has some for sale online.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on December 1, 2009 at 4:09 pm

Mike could you sent me a copy of your Motion Picture Almanac or tell me where to get one, interesting stuff!!!!

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on November 28, 2009 at 11:11 pm

My 1956 Motion Picture Almanac lists parking for 300 cars and was owned by H.C. Gunter.

Silicon Sam
Silicon Sam on September 13, 2009 at 7:54 pm

A Bing bird’s Eye View of the site

HERE

Silicon Sam
Silicon Sam on May 10, 2009 at 12:20 pm

Looks like the ticket booth was moved at some point between ‘84 and '86 when it closed….

Silicon Sam
Silicon Sam on March 1, 2009 at 4:11 am

Went by Feb 23 2008.

A view of the skeletal remains of the SCREEN

Underneath the screen looking up.

The Magical BOX where they keep the letters for the marquee.

Some sort of Decoration (fountain maybe?) where the cars filter in towards the ticket booth.

Ticket Booth As seen here in the weeds.

The screen As Seen from the ticket booth.

And the Projection Booth.

Enjoy!

Silicon Sam
Silicon Sam on February 22, 2009 at 12:53 am

Ehhh, Google maps ain’t acting right. Here’s a clipping of the site. I’ll see what I can find.

HERE

Silicon Sam
Silicon Sam on February 22, 2009 at 12:47 am

This sure looks like the old site HERE

I’ll be going througn Alice next week, I’ll see if I can spot anything left of the screen.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on January 1, 2009 at 4:36 pm

There are some 2003 photos on this site:
http://tinyurl.com/9og3bh

ptactor
ptactor on June 19, 2005 at 3:29 pm

A very neat drive in. At one time the drive in had a small zoo with animals. The back of the screen with the lights was a nice orange and green color I believe. Very nice. When someone went to the Buckhorn, the ticket takers handed you calendars with the movies being shown that month.
This place had a concession stand located right as you entered the drive in, but later it was moved to a bigger walk in area. It had great food. The french fries were awesome, so were the cheeseburgers. And the pizza was the best. Don’t remember ever getting popcorn there.

ptactor
ptactor on June 19, 2005 at 3:29 pm

A very neat drive in. At one time the drive in had a small zoo with animals. The back of the screen with the lights was a nice orange and green color I believe. Very nice. When someone went to the Buckhorn, the ticket takers handed you calendars with the movies being shown that month.
This place had a concession stand located right as you entered the drive in, but later it was moved to a bigger walk in area. It had great food. The french fries were awesome, so were the cheeseburgers. And the pizza was the best. Don’t remember ever getting popcorn there.