Parts of iconic Mission Drive-In come down

posted by trailerjoh on May 27, 2009 at 9:55 am

SAN ANTONIO, TX — The shuttered Mission Drive-In was partially destroyed early last week as part of a new project.

The four-screen theater opened March 27, 1948, and once featured a marquee of neon lights. Santikos Theatres closed the Mission Drive-In in 2007 after rampant vandalism, and the city later bought the 26-acre site to make way for a public library and other developments.

“We are deficient when it comes to libraries in this area,” City Councilwoman Jennifer Ramos said.

Read the full story in My San Antonio.

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Comments (4)

markp on May 27, 2009 at 10:36 am

AS I’ve said many, many times before. Another one bites the dust.

Chris Utley
Chris Utley on May 27, 2009 at 3:57 pm

They fought like heck to keep this place alive. So sad to see it go.

MPol on May 27, 2009 at 4:28 pm

Sorry to hear about the demise of this drive-in theatre.

steelbeard1 on May 27, 2009 at 9:58 pm

While it’s sad that drive-in go, at least the marquee and historic screen tower will remain and there will be park space in front of the tower allowing for occasional screenings of movies.

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