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Texas was host to the 3rd drive-in to open in America in 1934 in Galveston, TX. By the late 1950's, Texas boasted nearly 400 drive-ins, the most of any state in the country by far. Texas held out longer than other states and still had over 200 drive-ins during the 1970's, but the decline began rapidly after that and now 96% of those original drive-ins are gone. Texas currently has 17 drive-ins still in operating which still makes it the 5th largest state in terms of open drive-ins.

Open Drive-ins

Town and Country Drive-in
2902 Vogel Street
Abilene, TX 79603

When the Town and Country Drive-in opened with Guys and Dolls in 1956, it was reported that $250,000 had been spent on its construction and it was pro...more about Town and Country Drive-in
Tascosa Drive-in
1999 Dumas Highway
Amarillo, TX 79107

First lit-up in 1952, the Tascosa Drive-in originally had twin screens on the north and south sides of the property. The north screen was destroyed b...more about Tascosa Drive-in
Sandell Drive-in
12 S. Center Drive
Clarendon, TX 79226

First lit back in 1955 in the midst of America's drive-in boom, this solo screen was named after the original owner's two daughters, Sandara and Adele...more about Sandell Drive-in
Fiesta Drive-in
13800 Montana Avenue
El Paso, TX 79938

The Fiesta Drive-in is one of only a few that shows adult movies only. They also have a indoor theater and an adult gift shop on premises. more about Fiesta Drive-in
Galaxy Drive-in Theatre
5301 North Interstate Highway 45
Ennis, TX 75119

The Galaxy Drive-in was opened in 2004 as a three screen drive-in. Since then they have added an additional 4 screens bring their screen total to sev...more about Galaxy Drive-in Theatre
Coyote Drive-in
223 N.E. 4th Street
Fort Worth, TX 76164

The Coyote is one of Texas' newest drive-ins. Opened in 2013, it is a large 4 screen venue that can hold up to 1300 cars. They allow dogs as long as...more about Coyote Drive-in
The Last Drive-in Picture Show
2912 South State Highway 36
Gatesville, TX 76528

One of the oldest drive-ins remaining in Texas, the Last Drive-in Picture Show was opened in 1950 as the Circle S. It went through several name chang...more about The Last Drive-in Picture Show
Graham Drive-in
1519 4th St
Graham, TX 76450

The Graham Drive-in is old of Texas' oldest, opened in 1949. It is open seasonally February thru September on weekends only.more about Graham Drive-in
Brazos Drive-in
1800 W. Pearl St
Granbury, TX 76048

The Brazos has been lit-up every season since it first opened in 1952. They are now open year end (which they have not always been) depending on the ...more about Brazos Drive-in
Showboat Drive-in
22422 FM 2920
Hockley, TX 77447

Opened in 2006, the Showboat Drive-in is a newcomer. Opened as a single screen venue, the owners added a second screen in 2007. They are open year r...more about Showboat Drive-in
Coyote Drive-in
1901 Midway Road
Lewisville, TX 75056

Opened in 2016, the Coyote Drive-in in Lewisville Texas is Texas' newest drive-in (as well as one of the newest in the country). They are open year r...more about Coyote Drive-in
Stars and Stripes Drive-in
5101 Clovis Rd
Lubbock, TX 79416

The Stars and Stripes is a relative newcomer just opening in 2003. It originally open as a two screen drive-in but a third screen was added a couple ...more about Stars and Stripes Drive-in
Blue Starlite Mini Urban Drive-in
12419 Lowden Lane
Manchaca, TX 78652

The Blue Starlite Mini Urban Drive-in is fairly new as it was opened in 2009. Originally located near downtown Austin, it has recently moved to a new...more about Blue Starlite Mini Urban Drive-in
Wes-Mer Drive-in
2090 W Business 83
Mercedes, TX 78570

Originally opening in the late 1940's, the Wes-Mer was snuffed out during the thinning of the drive-ins and went dark in 1984. Ten years it laid idle...more about Wes-Mer Drive-in
Big Sky Drive-in
5906 West Highway 80
Midland, TX 79706

The Big Sky Drive-in was opened in 2005. It is a three screen drive-in opened year round. The Big Sky shows double features and is open 5 nights a w...more about Big Sky Drive-in
Apache Drive-in
13180 State Highway 31 E
Tyler, TX 75705

The Apache Drive-in is one of two adult only drive-in theaters in Texas (and we think just 1 of 2 in the United States) that show only XXX Rated movie...more about Apache Drive-in
Sky-Vue Drive-in
10713 U.S. 69 North
Tyler, TX 75706

The Sky-Vue is one of Texas' newer drive-ins. It was opened in 2007 as a single screen venue and shows double features year round. more about Sky-Vue Drive-in

Permanantly Closed Drive-ins

Buckhorn Drive-in
Route 44
Alice, TX 78332

The Buckhorn was a great family drive-in at one time. It had originally opened in 1948 but went dark in 1986. The family attractions included a pett...more about Buckhorn Drive-in
Sky Vue Drive-in
US-87 BUS
Lamesa, TX 79331

The Sky-Vue Drive-in had been opened since 1948 until a fire destroyed the concession stand in 2015. The screen is still there so there is still hope...more about Sky Vue Drive-in
Moonlighter Drive-in
Tilden Road
Pearsall , TX 78061

Closed after a severe storm destroyed the screen in 1996.more about Moonlighter Drive-in
Tower Drive-in
7734 Hwy 6
Rule, TX 79547

The Rule Drive-in was opened in 1955. It closed in 2001 but was sold and re-opened in 2004. Sadly, it closed again in 2012.more about Tower Drive-in
Mission 4 Drive-in
3100 Roosevelt Avenue
San Antonio, TX 78214


Crossroads Drive-in
58 FM 531
Shiner, TX 77984

The Crossroads Drive-in was built from the ground up and opened in 2001. However, it closed some years later in the mid 2000's (we are not sure of the...more about Crossroads Drive-in
Midway Drive-in
Highway 86
Turkey , TX 79255

The Midway Drive-in is 'midway' between Turkey, TX and Quitaque, TX. It was opened in 1955. It closed in 1987 but then was re-opened in 2000. It cl...more about Midway Drive-in
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