Fort Worth Twin Drive-In

1931 Bomar Avenue,
Fort Worth, TX 76103

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The Fort Worth Twin Drive-In opened July 15, 1953 with Edmond O'Brien in “Cowboy Country” & Leo Gorcey in “Jalopy”. Driving on I-30 on the east side of Fort Worth, until recent years, the twin screens facing each other were clearly visible with a forest of small trees growing where the parking used to be.

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mre1987 on September 23, 2010 at 10:36 am

Thanks LarryFM! Something else I forgot to mention is there was outdoor seating at the end of the consession. It was just straight
benches with backrests and one speaker. I’m thinking one end of the consessions the seats were facing one screen and opposite on the other end. For some reason I can only remember sitting on the south
end facing east but if the seats were back to back it seams the sound would’ve conflicted. I grew up very close so that’s the drive in my family went to the most but we occasionally ventured out to other ones so there’s probably no drive in in Fort Worth built after
1954 that I haven’t been to except The Meadowbrook which was right across I30 from the Twin but for some reason my Parents always said The Meadowbrook was “seedy”

raymj on March 20, 2011 at 12:56 pm

I would love to locate, purchase and revive a vintage drive-in movie theater in Texas. Does anyone have any leads? Thanks.

raymj on March 20, 2011 at 12:59 pm

I am very interested in locating, purchasing and reviving a vintage drive-in movie theater in the Dallas-Ft. Worth or surrounding area. Would also be interested in a vintage traditional movie theater in the same area.

Zubi on March 20, 2011 at 1:43 pm

Anyone remember the Western Hills 4? I would love to see an entry for it.

LarryFM on March 22, 2011 at 12:59 pm

Raymj, all of the drive-in theatres in Fort Worth have been demolished and/or paved and built over with new structures (Wal-Mart, strip mall, etc.), except for the Meadowbrook. It’s screen tower and box office (including it’s sign) are still in existence. I believe the property is owned by Waste Management Services, as the old lot now holds garbage dumpsters. It sounds like an intriguing idea you have. Good luck!

Driveintheatre2001 on July 22, 2011 at 2:50 am

Sad.. The Both Screens were removed a couple of years ago. Nothing remains of the Fort Worth Twin today except the land it sat on.. I’m with LarryFM too. Good Luck raymj! The Meadowbrook is the only one left standing that I know of. Just to note, someone looked into re-opening the Meadowbrook a few yrs back. After they found out they would have to connect the sewer of the Drive In to the City’s hook up, they backed away from it. The cost was going to be pretty high from my understanding because of how far they’d have to run the sewer line to connect to the cities connection. As the Drive In was on a Septic Tank system & no longer can be done this way. And the City would not go in half to help get this done. This is what I was told*. But you never know until you look into it, as today, something could be done! Randy A Carlisle RAC Photography

Driveintheatre2001 on July 22, 2011 at 2:54 am

Here’s a few (of the several) photos I’ve taken of the Fort Worth Twin.. Enjoy! .. Plz, No copying & pasting any of my photos to any other site, Thanx! RAC Photography

Driveintheatre2001 on January 12, 2012 at 4:56 pm

Chuck1231.. I so appreciate the compliment. Thank You!

Now, If I could figure out how to make my link do like you did in your comment. ie. “photos” .. How is this done? Thanx! Randy

RAC Photography

jwmovies on October 5, 2012 at 6:58 am

Approx. address for this drive-in was 1931 Bomar Avenue. The theatre was the field east of this address.

rivest266 on June 25, 2018 at 6:30 am

This opened on July 15th, 1953. Grand opening ad in the photo section.

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