Montopolis Drive-In

7201 Levander Loop,
Austin, TX 78702

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Montopolis Drive-In

The Montopolis Drive-In was opened September 19, 1947 with Jean Parker in “Hi, Neighbor” & “13th Street”. The Chief Drive-In opened on the same day. It was operated by Eddie Joseph and Yank Theatres. It was closed in 1959.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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Kenmore on March 11, 2018 at 2:24 am

A 1954 aerial does not show a drive-in anywhere near the address which is currently listed.

However, there was a drive-in that was at 7201 Levander Loop, Austin, TX. It was near the old Bastrop Highway on the north side of the Colorado River which seems to be the Montopolis Drive-In. By 1965, the drive-in had been demolished. Since then, the highway has changed and the Levander Loop is now the road which sits next to the property.

Today, the property is occupied by a charging station and the Austin Animal Center.

rivest266 on March 13, 2018 at 8:05 pm

September 9th, 1947 grand opening ad for the Chief and the Montopolis Drive-Ins can be found in the photo section.

rivest266 on March 13, 2018 at 8:07 pm

El anuncio de apertura del 4 de agosto de 1964 como Fiesta se puede encontrar en la sección de fotos.

rivest266 on March 13, 2018 at 8:24 pm

1954 aerial photo in the photo section.

Kenmore on March 14, 2018 at 2:47 am

The address of the Fiesta Drive-In was not the same as the Montopolis Drive-In. The original drive-in was demolished by 1965.

The Fiesta Drive-In was located at 1601 Montopolis Drive, Austin, TX. Or, you can use the address printed on the poster in the photo section of Riverside and Montopolis, Austin, TX.

Today, the property is occupied by Riverside Meadows, an apartment complex with no sign of the drive-in remaining.

davidcoppock on October 12, 2018 at 1:05 pm

Opened on 17/9/1947 with “Hi Neighbor” and “13th Street”. 850 cars. Closed in 1959.

davidcoppock on October 12, 2018 at 1:08 pm

Also opened with some short subjects(not named).

MichaelKilgore on November 15, 2019 at 1:53 am

Maybe this was the end? Billboard, Sept. 4, 1954: “A $35,000 fire destroyed the screen of the Montopolis Drive-In, Austin, Tex. Eddie Joseph, owner, said that the loss was not covered by insurance. Work of rebuilding the screen tower has started.”

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