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Texas Panhandle movie theatres and drive-ins

Includes Amarillo, Lubbock and Wichita Falls


By Mike Rivest www.movie-theatre.org

1/2/2012

AMARILLO
POTTER COUNTY Cinema Twin
4310 Western S ? 1973-? 1998 Owners: 1986-1995 Cineplex Odeon 1995- Carmike

Esquire
AKA: State

AMARILLO
Amarillo Star & IMAX 14
8275 Amarillo W 1999Owners: 1999-2002 United Artists Theatre Circuit 2002- Regal Cinemas An IMAX screen is being installed in 2011.

1808 S. Washington th October 24 , 1947-? 1969 901 seats Interstate Circuit (Paramount) owned this theatre.

Cinemark Hollywood 16
9100 Canyon Drive th Feb 27 , 1998Cinemark owns this cinema.

Bell Plaza Fourplex


5807 45th av w ? 1985-1999 Owners: 1985-1990 Mann Theatres of California 1995-1998 Carmike

Fair
AKA: State

503 Polk 1921-1937 Owners: 1930 Dent Theatres (Publix) 1935 Texas Consolidated Theatres

Deandi
? 1930 Dent Theatres (Publix) owned this theatre.

Capitol
311 Polk ? 1940-1954 776 seats Owners: 1940-1950 Interstate Circuit (Paramount) 1955 Trans-Texas Theatres, Inc.

Fox I & II
4111 Wolflin ? 1968-? 1990 Owners: 1968-1973 Fox Intermountain 1973-1990 Mann Theatres of California

Mission
? 1920-? 1935 Owners: 1930 Dent Theatres (Publix) 1935 Texas Consolidated Theatres

Paramount
817 Polk 1932-1975 1,485 seats Owners: 1932-1935 Texas Consolidated Theatres 1940-1975 Interstate Circuit (Paramount)

Natatorium
2705 W. 6th St. ? 1925

Harlem
? 1945-? 1955 300 seats This was an Afro-American theatre.

Olympic
617 S. Polk 1907-1919

Harmony
? 1950-? 1955 300 seats This was an Afro-American theatre.

Leon
608 S. Polk ? 1945-? 1950 400 seats Leon, H. S. Theaters owned this theatre.

Liberty
317 4th Av. E 1915-? 1950 331 seats

Palo Duro Drive-In


Canyon Hwy & Georgia St. ? 1950-? 1975

Premiere 6
AKA: UA Cinema 6

6901 I-40 W ? 2002-2003 Premiere owned this cinema.

Rex
3015 6th St W ? 1932-? 1955 809 seats Leon, H. S. Theaters owned this theatre. 1945-1950.

Lyric
3503 SW 6th Av ? 1940-? 1955 374 seats

Mini Vue
814 W. 7th St. ? 1975-? 1980 This was an adult cinema.

Rialto
313 Taylor S ? 1930-? 1955 692 seats Owners: 1930 Dent Theatres (Publix) 1935 Texas Consolidated Theatres 1940-1950 Interstate Circuit (Paramount)

Tascosa Drive-In
1999 Dumas 1952Bearden Theaters owned this drive-in in 1955. nd 2 screen closed in 1994.

Trail Drive-In
7754 Interstate Business 40 ? 1950-? 1977 400 cars Bearden Theaters owned this drive-in in 1955.

Showcase 4
3440 Bell 1977-2002 Noret Theatres owned this theatre. 19902002.

Skyway Drive-In
East Dallas Highway ? 1955-? 1975

Twin Drive-In
? 1955-? 1985

Star
714 Fillmore N ? 1940-? 1955 500 seats Leon, H. S. Theaters owned this theatre. 1945-1950.

Tex-Art
Downtown ? 1975-? 1980 This was an adult cinema.

State
AKA: Fair

Texas
619 S. Polk ? 1935-? 1950 400 seats

UA Cinema 6
AKA: Premiere 6

503 Polk 1937-? 1969 1,163 seats Interstate Circuit (Paramount) owned this theatre.

6901 I-40 W ? 1985-? 1998

Sunset Drive-In
West Highway 66 ? 1950-? 1975 Bearden Theaters owned this drive-in in 1955.

Victory
511 Polk ? 1945-? 1955 400 seats

Western Plaza
2201 S. Western 1968-1991 General Cinemas twinned this cinema in the late 1970s.

Westgate 6
7701 I-40 W ? 1995Owners: 1995-2002 United Artists Theatre Circuit 2005- Premiere

RANDALL COUNTY
(outside Amarillo limits)

RANDALL
Canyon Drive-In
? 1955-? 1975

Olympic
? 1930-? 1955 571 seats

Varsity
2302 4th ? 1990-

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BORGER
DALLAM COUNTY Lyric
http://www.lyriccinema.com/ ? 1940335 seats 2 screens in 1987.

HUTCHINSON COUNTY

DALHART
El Rancho Drive-In
? 1955-? 1985

BORGER
American
? 1935-? 1950 Lutz, E. E. owned this theatre. 1940-1950.

La Rita
311 Denrock ? 1940-? 1950 400 seats This is now a live theatre.

Buena Vista Drive-In


4.5 Miles west of town ? 1950-? 1985 Owners: 1975-1980 Video Independent Theaters, Inc 1985 Martin Theatres

Wagon Wheel Drive-In


? 1961-? 1980

HEMPHELL COUNTY

CANADIAN
Canadian Drive-In
? 1964-? 1975

Crown
? 1940-? 1950 384 seats Griffith Amusement Company owned this theatre. in 1945.

Mission
? 1930-2010 600 seats 2 cinemas in the late 1980s. Showtimes disappeared in 2010.

Palace
AKA: Pastime, Queen

Morley
701 N Main St 19472 screens in the early 1970s and five by 2000. Owners: 1947-1949 Griffith Amusement Company 1949-1980 Video Independent Theaters, Inc 1985 Martin Theatres 1985-1995 Carmike Cinemas

210 Main St http://www.palacetheatre.com/ 1932289 seats Owners: 1932-1940 O. K. Theatres 1945 Westex Theaters 1950 Theater Enterprises, Inc.

TEXLINE
Texline
? 1950-? 1950 170 seats

Pastime
AKA: Palace, Queen

HARTLEY COUNTY

SPEARMAN
Holiday Drive-In
? 1964-? 1980

210 Main St 1909-1916

Paramount
? 1935-? 1945

Queen
AKA: Palace, Pastime

Phillips
? 1945-? 1950 439 seats Video Independent Theaters, Inc owned this theatre. in 1950.

210 Main St 1916-1932

Phillip's Route 66 Drive-In


Route 66 ? 1945-? 1950 Owners: 1945-1949 Griffith Amusement Company 1949-1950 Video Independent Theaters, Inc

LIPSCOMB COUNTY

DARROURZETT
Zett
? 1955

SUNRAY
Buckeroo Drive-In
? 1955-? 1975

Palace
? 1950 437 seats

Plains Drive-In
? 1950-? 1975 Video Independent Theaters, Inc owned this theatre. 1964-1969.

FOLLETT
Criterion
? 1935

Sunray
? 1940-? 1945 Griffith Amusement Company owned this theatre. in 1940

Follett
? 1940-? 1955 293 seats

Purple Pirate Drive-In


? 1955

OCHILTREE COUNTY

Rex
523 N. Main ? 1930-? 1964 713 seats Owners: 1940-1949 Griffith Amusement Company 1949-1964 Video Independent Theaters, Inc

HIGGINS
Alamo
? 1935-? 1950 323 seats

PERRYTON
American
? 1950

MOORE COUNTY

Ellis 2
217 S Main St ? 1935746 seats 2 screens by 2010

DUMAS
Evelyn
705 S Bliss Ave 1946650 seats 2 cinemas by 1990.

Rig
? 1930-? 1955 868 seats Owners: 1940-1949 Griffith Amusement Company 1949-1955 Video Independent Theaters, Inc

Perryton Drive-In
? 1955-? 1955

Porter Gem
? 1935-? 1940 ? 1955

Ranger Drive-In
? 1955-? 1980

Prairie Drive-In
? 1950-? 1985

State
? 1940-? 1945 Griffith Amusement Company owned this theatre.

Texan Drive-In
? 1985

Star
116 W 7th ? 1945-? 1955 620 seats

ROBERTS COUNTY

Tri-City Drive-In
? 1950-? 1955

MIAMI
Miami
? 1950 187 seats

PHILLIPS
Phillips
? 1945

ETTER
Cactus
? 1950 400 seats

Nusho
? 1940

SHERMAN COUNTY

STRATFORD
Elk Drive-In
? 1975

Roxy
? 1935-? 1950 310 seats 47

GAINESVILLE
CLAY COUNTY COOKE COUNTY Isis
305 E. California th March 10 , 1915-1919

BELLEVUE
Alamo
? 1935-? 1955 300 seats

GAINESVILLE
Chief
300 E. California 1953-1955 Frontier Theatres, Inc. owned this theatre.

Unique
? 1930

Cozy
AKA: Majestic

HENRIETTA
Dorothy
N. Bridge St. ? 1935-? 1964 395 seats Owners: 1945 Inde-Ex Booking Service 1955-1964 Thorp Circuit

113 E. California 1920-1927

Dennis
AKA: Chief, Palace, Texan

300 E. California 1946-1953 350 seats

Liberty
1917-1920

Lyric
AKA: Plaza

Electric Airdome
424 E. California ? 1907

Rietta Drive-In
N. Bridge St. ? 1955-? 1975 Thorp Circuit owned this drive-in 19551964.

109 S. Commerce 1914-1936

Majestic
AKA: Cozy

113 E. California 1907-1920

Ritz
? 1940-? 1945

Favorite
102 E. California 1905-? 1910

Majestic
AKA: State

Royal
? 1950-? 1961 588 seats Thorp Circuit owned this theatre. in 1961.

200 E. California 1909-1938

Happy Hour
114 N. Dixon 1907-1909

Palace
AKA: Chief, Dennis, Texan

Tower Drive-In
? 1955-? 1975

300 E. California 1927-1931

Hi-Ho Drive-In
Route 82 (a mile east of the Walmart) th June 5 , 1948-1977

Plaza
AKA: Lyric

PETROLIA
Star
? 1945

Sue
? 1950 200 seats

109 S. Commerce 1936-? 1955 475 seats Owners: 1940-1945 Griffith Amusement Company 1950 Theater Enterprises, Inc. 1955 Frontier Theatres, Inc.

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Rio
307 N Commerce th, June 11 1942-? 1950 425 seats

JACK COUNTY

Texas
? 1935

BRYSON
Bryson
? 1940-? 1950 285 seats Inde-Ex Booking Service owned this theatre. in 1950.

Trail Drive-In
Hwy 81 ? 1955-? 1985 300 cars

Ritz
108 N Commerce nd October 2 , 1937-? 1950 330 seats Owners: 1937-1945 Griffith Amusement Company 1950 Theater Enterprises, Inc.

Liberty
? 1940

NOCONA
Chief Drive-In
? 1955-? 1980

Star
302 N. Commerce 1943-1946

JACKSBORO
Mecca
? 1940-? 1955 348 seats

Cona
? 1945-? 1950 325 seats

State
200 E. California 1938-? 1985 800 seats Owners: 1940-1945 Griffith Amusement Company 1950 Theater Enterprises, Inc. 1955-1967 Frontier Theatres, Inc. 1967-1985 Commonwealth Theatres, Inc.

Mesquite Drive-In
? 1955-? 1980

Majestic
? 1935

Opera House
? 1935-? 1940

Milestone
? 1930-? 1935

Texan
? 1945-? 1950

Nocona
? 1940

MUNTAGUE COUNTY

Nocona Drive-In
? 1955

BOWIE
Majestic
? 1935-? 1968 550 seats Lemke Theaters owned this theatre. 19451950.

Ritz
? 1945-? 1955 350 seats

Roxy
? 1940-? 1950 200 seats

Texan
300 E. California 1931-1946 Griffith Amusement Company owned this theatre. 1940-1945.

ST. JO
Texas
? 1950-? 1964 385 seats 48

MUENSTER
Relax
? 1945-? 1950 252 seats

Ritz
? 1940-? 1950 200 seats Lemke Theaters owned this theatre. 19451950.

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LAMESA
COCHRAN COUNTY

MORTON
Indian Drive-In
? 1955-? 1961 Wallace Theaters owned this theatre.

LAMESA
Alameda
Dallas St. ? 1950-? 1958 300 seats

Movies, 1 & 2
AKA: Movieland 2

605 N. Austin ? 1990-? 1995

Palace
? 1930-? 1964 522 seats Cox Theaters owned this theatre. 19501964.

Rose
? 1955-? 1980 Wallace Theaters owned this theatre.

Skyvue Drive-In Bailey


? 1935 Hwy 87 & S. 15th St. http://skyvuelamesa.com/ ? 1950Cox Theaters owned this drive-in 19611964.

Wallace
? 1940-? 1964 350 seats Wallace Theaters owned this theatre.

Cole
? 1940-? 1945

Fiesta Drive-In
? 1961-? 1975

WHITEFACE
Home
? 1950-? 1955 454 seats

LeRoy
? 1935

Majestic
? 1930-? 1964 404 seats Cox Theaters owned this Afro-American theatre 1950-1964.

DAWSON COUNTY

GRANDVIEW
Aztec
? 1940

Mesa
? 1940

Tower
162 Main Av. ? 1950 388 seats Cox Theaters owned this theatre.

Dunlap
? 1945

Movieland 2
AKA: Movies 1 & 2

Nuplay
? 1950

605 N. Austin http://www.pics.net/~movieland/ 2001173 seats

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Yucca Drive-In
Big Springs Highway ? 1950-? 1975 Cox Theaters owned this drive-in 19501964.

SEMINOLE
Chief Drive-In
Andrews Highway ? 1955-? 1985 300 cars

Spade Drive-In
? 1950-? 1980 Wallace Theaters owned this drive-in 19551980.

GAINES COUNTY

Wallace
821 Houston 1949-? 1985 530 seats Wallace Theaters owned this theatre.

SEAGRAVES
Chief
? 1939

Palace
? 1940-? 1969 300 seats Cox Theaters owned this theatre. 19551969.

Tower
217 S Main ? 1940-? 1985 498 seats Owners: 1961-1969 Cox Theaters 1975 Mitchell Theatres

Eagle Drive-In
? 1955-? 1975 Wallace Theaters owned this drive-in 19551961.

ROPESVILLE
Lariot
? 1940

Wallace
? 1945 Wallace Theaters owned this theatre.
Billy Smith

Pix
? 1940-? 1955 356 seats Wallace Theaters owned this theatre. 19501955.

SUNDOWN
Wallace
? 1945-? 1961 340 seats Wallace Theaters owned this theatre.

HOCKLEY COUNTY

ANTON
La Hart
? 1940-? 1955 300 seats

LYNN COUNTY

Spade Rex
? 1955-? 1955 ? 1935

ODONNELL
Lynn Drive-In
? 1955-? 1975

Wallace
? 1940-? 1964 375 seats Wallace Theaters owned this theatre.

LEVELLAND
Lobo Drive-In
? 1955-? 1980 Wallace Theaters owned this theatre. in 1955.

Rex
? 1940-? 1955 275 seats

Ritz
? 1935

Old Rose
? 1945-? 1964 175 seats Wallace Theaters owned this theatre.

TAHOKA
Ada
? 1940

Rose
? 1940-? 1980 537 seats Wallace Theaters owned this theatre.

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English
? 1930-? 1940

Regel Twin
AKA: Starz

YOAMUM COUNTY

Lynn
? 1945-? 1950 320 seats Wallace Theaters owned this theatre. in 1945.

206 S 5th St 2 cinemas in 1970 1951-? 1995

DENVER CITY
Mustang Drive-In
? 1955-? 1985

Pioneer Drive-In
? 1955

Rose
? 1945-? 1964 400 seats Wallace Theaters owned this theatre.

Rhea
? 1940-? 1955 561 seats Owners: 1940 Griffith Amusement Company 1945 Griffith, R. E. Theaters, Inc. 1950 Theater Enterprises, Inc.

Rialto
408 W. Main ? 1930-? 1955 600 seats

Ritz
? 1945-? 1950 403 seats

T-Bar Drive-In
? 1955-? 1969 Wallace Theaters owned this drive-in in 1955.

PLAINS
Mac
612 Cowboy Way ? 1950-? 1955 350 seats

Wallace
? 1945-? 1964 320 seats Wallace Theaters owned this theatre.

Rig Drive-In
? 1955-? 1975

TERRY COUNTY

BROWNFIELD
Hi Ho Drive-In
? 1950

Rio
? 1940-? 1955 450 seats 60 listings

Ritz
? 1940-? 1950 480 seats

Rustic Drive-In
? 1955-? 1985

Starz
AKA: Regal

? 2000-2011

Wayside
? 1955

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LUBBOCK
LUBBOCK COUNTY Broadway
1116 Broadway th November 5 , 1933-? 1955 514 seats Owners: 1940-1945 Griffith Amusement Company 1950 Griffith Consolidated Theaters

Cactus
1814 Ave H April 8h, 1938 -? 1955 672 seats Owners: 1940-1945 Griffith Amusement Company 1950 Griffith Consolidated Theaters

IDALOU
Idalou
? 1950

LUBBOCK
Arcadia
AKA: Chief

1211 Ave H ? 1939-? 1945 620 seats

Arnett Benson
105 University th August 5 , 1950-? 1975 1,040 seats Lubbock Theatres (owned by Video) owned this theatre.

Chaparral Twin
AKA: Backstage

2420 19th St. ? 1968-? 1973

Chief
AKA: Arcadia

Backstage
AKA: Chaparral Twin

2420 19th St. ? 1975-? 1980

1211 Ave H ? 1950-? 1955 511 seats Bearden Theaters owned this theatre. in 1955.

Cinema 4
AKA: Fox

4215 19th St. ? 1995-? 1998 Cinemark owned this theatre.

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Cinema West
4349 19th st ? 1967-? 1998 Owners: 1975-1980 Lubbock Theatres (owned by Video) 1990-1998 Noret Theatres

Fine Arts Drive-Inn


3 Miles west on Leveland Highway ? 1966-? 1980 Adult movies were shown at this drive-in.

Lindsey
1019 Main November 1924-? 1975 1,293 seats Owners: 1925 Rob and Rowley United Theatres 1940-1945 Griffith Amusement Company 1950 Griffith Consolidated Theaters 1961-1975 Lubbock Theatres (owned by Video)

Circle Drive-In
2517 55th st ? 1950-? 1980 400 cars Video Independent Theaters, Inc owned this theatre. in 1969.

Llanos
1419 Ave G ? 1946-? 1964 406 seats Parks, Hiram owned this theatre. 19601965

Clifton
Across from the Lindsey ? 1948-? 1955

Continental Cinema
AKA: Midway

Five Point Drive-In


Brownfield Hwy and Slide Road ? 1950

Lone Star Drive-In


? 1961-? 1980 500 cars Parks, Hiram owned this drive-in 19691980.

1805 Broadway ? 1969-? 1973

Fox
4215 19th St. 1968-? 1990 2 screens in 1969 and four by 1974. Owners: 1968-1973 Fox Intermountain 1973-1990 Mann Theatres of California

Corral Drive-In
Plainview Highway ? 1950-? 1980 Lubbock Theatres (owned by Video) owned this theatre. in 1964. Adult movies were shown in the 1970s.

Lyric
1114 Texas ? 1911-? 1964 510 seats Owners: 1930 H & H Theater Circuit 1940-1945 Griffith Amusement Company 1950 Griffith Consolidated Theaters 1961-1964 Lubbock Theatres (owned by Video)

Country Club Drive-In


? 1955

Crystal
1408 N. Avenue Y ? 1975-? 1980 This was an adult cinema.

Midway
AKA: Continental Cinema

Golden Horseshoe Drive-In


6400 S University ? 1959-? 1985 1,000 cars 2 screens in the 1970s.

1805 Broadway ? 1945-? 1965 500 seats Adult movies were shown in the 1960s.

Jerry Lewis Cinema El Capitan


? 1961-? 1980 Parks, Hiram owned this theatre. South Plains Mall nd December 22 , 1972-? 1973

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Movies
5721 58th st th September 7 , 1990This opened with 12 cinemas and expanded to 16 cinemas by 1996. It is owned by Cinemark.

Plaza
26th St. & Boston 1940-? 1955 900 seats Griffith Consolidated Theaters owned this theatre. in 1950.

Showplace 6
6707 S University 744 seats in 1972 nd 1972-August 22 , 2010 This opened on July 19, 1972 with four screens. Seating: 138, 150, 228, 228 Cinema 1 has purple dcor Cinema 2 Green Cinema 3 Gold Cinema 4 Turquoise and Emerald Green. Six cinemas by 1990. Owners: 1972-1985 Lubbock Theatres (owned by Video) 1990- Noret Theatres

Movies 4
6205 Slide rd ? 1995-1998 Cinemark owned this cinema.

Red Raider Drive-In


Clovis Highway ? 1955-? 1980 2 screens in the 1960s. Bearden Theaters owned it in 1955.

Rex
? 1930-? 1940 H & H Theater Circuit owned this theatre. in 1930.

Palace
Across from the Lindsey th December 14 , 1924-? 1945 1,010 seats Owners: 1940-1945 Griffith Amusement Company 1950 Griffith Consolidated Theaters

Ritz
1701 Ave A ? 1945-? 1955 250 seats

Rose
? 1955

Science Spectrum OMNIMAX


2579 S Loop 289 1993-

Plains
717 Broadway ? 1946-? 1980 370 seats Parks, Hiram owned this theatre. 19691980.

Plains Drive-In
Leveland Hwy 1948-? 1949

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Slide Road 6
? 1985-? 1990 Mann Theatres of California owned this theatre.

Tech
1211 College rd June 3 , 1936-? 1955 590 seats

Trail Drive-In
Littlefield Highway ? 1955-? 1975

South Plains Mall 16


November 2011This is being built by Premier Theatres.

UA South Plains 4
6002 Slide Rd ? 1980-? 1995 This opened as a single cinema by 1974.

Stars and Stripes Drive-In


5013 Clovis Highway http://www.driveinusa.com 20031,000 cars This opened with two screens and a third screen opened by 2007.

Village
? 1960-? 1980 Lubbock Theatres (owned by Video) owned this theatre.

Texan
? 1935-? 1945 Owners: 1940-1945 Griffith Amusement Company 1950 Griffith Consolidated Theaters

Western Drive-In
AKA: Westerner Drive-In

Tinseltown USA 17
2535 82nd St 1998Cinemark owns this cinema.

Leveland Hwy ? 1950-? 1975 Bearden Theaters owned this drive-in in 1955. Many cars were parked on the dirt road on the side of the drive-in for a good view of the adult movies.

Winchester
3417 50th st 1966-1999 2 cinemas in 1979. Owners: 1966-1980 Lubbock Theatres (owned by Video) 1990-1999 Noret Theatres This theatre had a round design.

State
1316 Texas ? 1946-1975 997 seats Lubbock Theatres (owned by Video) owned this theatre. 1961-1975.

Tower
1007 College ? 1942-? 1964 762 seats Owners: 1940 Griffith Amusement Company 1945 Griffith Consolidated Theaters 1961-1964 Lubbock Theatres (owned by Video)

American Cinema Classics

Sunset Drive-In
? 1955-? 1975

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SLATON
Caprock Drive-In
? 1955-? 1975 Frontier Theatres, Inc. owned this drive-in in 1955.

Circus Drive-In
? 1955-? 1964

Palace
? 1930-? 1955 Frontier Theatres, Inc. owned this theatre. in 1955.

Slanton
? 1955 Frontier Theatres, Inc. owned this theatre. in 1955.

State
? 1940-? 1955 57

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PAMPA
ARMSTRONG COUNTY CHILDRESS COUNTY COLLINGSWORTH COUNTY

CLAUDE
Gem
? 1940

CHILDRESS
Car-Vue Drive-In
? 1950-? 1975

WELLINGTON
Bronco Drive-In
? 1955-? 1975 Video Independent Theaters, Inc owned it 1964-1969.

BRISCOE COUNTY

Gem
130 2nd St ? 1940-? 1950 350 seats

QUITAQUE
Queen
? 1935-? 1955 360 seats

Palace
816 E. Avenue Dates unknown

Lone Star 4
1900 Avenue G NW ? 1993-2010 In 2006, this theatre refused to screen "Brokeback Mountain", which was set in Childress Showtimes disappeared in 2010 for this cinema.

Rialto
? 1930-? 1930

SILVERTON
Arena Drive-In
? 1955-? 1975 Inde-Ex Booking Service owned in 1955.

Ritz
1928-? 1969, 2007796 seats Owners: 1940-1949 Griffith Amusement Company 1949-1969 Video Independent Theaters, Inc

Palace
? 1935-? 1955 358 seats Inde-Ex Booking Service owned this theatre. in 1955.

Monogram
111 Main ? 1935-? 1950 320 seats

CARSON COUNTY

PANHANDLE
Panhandle
? 1940-? 1955 350 seats

Palace
212 Main 1921-1993 650 seats

Rex
? 1930-? 1935

Texan
911 9th St. ? 1935-? 1950 42 seats Owners: 1940-1949 Griffith Amusement Company 1949-1950 Video Independent Theaters, Inc

PANTEX
Pantex
? 1950 300 seats

SKELLYTOWN
Vogue
? 1945-? 1950 250 seats

Texas
? 1940-? 1950

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DONLEY COUNTY

CLARENDON
Cozy
? 1935-? 1945 300 seats

MCLEAN
American
? 1935

La Vista
AKA: Rex

Avalon
Main St., Route 66 ? 1955-? 1955 420 seats

318 W. Foster ? 1955-? 1975 Video Independent Theaters, Inc owned this theatre..

Mulkey
106 S. Kearney ? 1955-? 1988 682 seats

Lanora
? 1935-? 1961 1,048 seats Owners: 1940-1949 Griffith Amusement Company 1949-1961 Video Independent Theaters, Inc

Pampa Drive-In
? 1950-? 1975

Rex Pastime
? 1930-? 1945 450 seats

Derby Drive-In
? 1961-? 1975

Lone Star
? 1950 420 seats

Sandell Drive-In
Highway 70 1955-1984, 2002-

318 W. Foster ? 1930-? 1950 733 seats Owners: 1940-1949 Griffith Amusement Company 1949-1950 Video Independent Theaters, Inc

PAMPA
Capri
? 1964-? 1980 Video Independent Theaters, Inc owned this theatre..

State
? 1935-? 1945 Griffith Amusement Company owned this theatre. 1940-1945.

Top O' Texas Drive-In


? 1955-? 1985 Video Independent Theaters, Inc owned this theatre. 1964-1980.

Texas
? 1955-? 1955

Cinema 4
1201 N. Hobart ? 2000-

HEDLEY
Hedley
? 1950-? 1955 270 seats

HALL COUNTY

ESTELLINE
Pastime
? 1930-? 1950 330 seats

GARY COUNTY

LEFORS
Rouge
? 1950-? 1955 320 seats

Crescent
? -1930 A fire, which was caused by faulty wiring, destroyed this theatre on May 16th, 1930.

MEMPHIS
Gem
? 1930

Crown
? 1940-? 1955 420 seats Griffith Amusement Company owned this theatre. in 1945.

Movie House
816 S 5th ? 1990

Vogue
? 1940

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Palace
? 1930-? 1955 404 seats

TURKEY
Gem
217 Main 1928-? 1955 300 seats This is now a live theatre.

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Ritz
? 1935-? 1955 364 seats

Texas
? 1935-? 1950 450 seats

Tower Drive-In
? 1955-? 1980

WHEELER COUNTY

MOBEETIE
Liberty
? 1945

SHAMROCK
Liberty
? 1930-? 1950 682 seats

Pioneer Drive-In
? 1955-? 1975

Texan
? 1930-? 1935

Texas
217 N Main ? 1940704 seats (1950)

WHEELER
Mustang Drive-In
? 1961-? 1975

Rouge
? 1935-? 1955 286 seats

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PLAINVIEW
BAILEY COUNTY CASTRO COUNTY Star
? 1930-? 1985 361 seats Owners: 1940 Griffith Amusement Company 1945 Westex Theaters 1950 Theater Enterprises, Inc. 1955-1967 Frontier Theatres, Inc. 1967-1985 Commonwealth Theatres, Inc.

MULESHOE
Cox Drive-In
Route 215 at W-Fir Ave. ? 1955-? 1975

DIMMITT
Carlile
AKA: Uptown

114 S. Broadway Dates unknown

Texas
? 1945-? 1985 588 seats Owners: 1945 Westex Theaters 1950 Theater Enterprises, Inc. 1955-1967 Frontier Theatres, Inc. 1967-1985 Commonwealth Theatres, Inc.

Palace
? 1935-? 1955 Inde-Ex Booking Service owned this theatre. in 1955.

Castro
? 1930-? 1935

Tower Drive-In
? 1950-? 1985 Owners: 1950 Theater Enterprises, Inc. 1955-1967 Frontier Theatres, Inc. 1967-1985 Commonwealth Theatres, Inc.

Valley
? 1940-? 1955 502 seats Inde-Ex Booking Service owned this theatre. in 1955.

Rio
504 Bedford ? 1940-? 1950 370 seats Inde-Ex Booking Service owned this theatre. in 1945.

HALE COUNTY

Wallace
163 S. Main ? 1949

Uptown
AKA: Carlile

ABERNATHY
Anthlope Drive-In
? 1955-? 1964 Inde-Ex Booking Service owned it in 1955.

114 S. Broadway Dates unknown-

DEF SMITH COUNTY

HEREFORD
Premiere Moovies 6
400 North 25-Mile Avenue 2003Premiere owns this cinema.

Nu-Vue
? 1950-? 1955 700 seats Inde-Ex Booking Service owned this theatre. in 1955.

Rita
? 1940-? 1950 240 seats

Star
? 1935

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HALE CENTER
Bozo Drive-In
? 1969-? 1975

Fair
719 Broadway http://www.plainviewfirst.com/index.php?p age=public/info&id=17 ? 1940-? 1955 641 seats Owners: 1940 Griffith Amusement Company 1945 Westex Theaters 1950 Theater Enterprises, Inc. 1955 Frontier Theatres, Inc. This is now a live theatre.

Palace
? 1935 O. K. Theatres owned this theatre.

Ritz
? 1930-? 1950 400 seats

Pioneer Drive-In
? 1950-? 1975

Plainview
? 1930

XIT Drive-In
? 1955-? 1975

Ritz
? 1940-? 1945

PETERSBURG
Wallace
1946-? 1964 180 seats Wallace Theaters owned this theatre.

State
113 E 6th ? 1950-? 1955 400 seats

Wallace
? 1935-1946 Wallace Theaters owned this theatre.

Sunset Drive-In
? 1950-? 1975

Texas
630 Broadway ? 1935-? 1955 539 seats Owners: 1940 Griffith Amusement Company 1945 Westex Theaters 1950 Theater Enterprises, Inc. 1955 Frontier Theatres, Inc.

PLAINVIEW
Astro Drive-In
1521 S Columbia ? 1980-? 1985 Owners: 1980 Video Independent Theaters, Inc 1985 Martin Theatres

Granada
812 Broadway St th th November 13 , 1929-September 7 , 1997 1,214 seats 2 cinemas in 1977. Owners: 1935 O. K. Theatres 1940 Griffith Amusement Company 1945 Westex Theaters 1950 Theater Enterprises, Inc. 1955 Frontier Theatres, Inc.

Cinema
? 1985 Martin Theatres owned this theatre.

Town Center Movies 6


1001 N Interstate 27 #70 1986Cinemark owns this cinema.

Twin-Vue Drive-In
? 1955-? 1975

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LAMB COUNTY

AMHERST
84 Drive-In
? 1955-? 1975 Inde-Ex Booking Service owned it in 1955.

LITTLEFIELD
L. F. D. Drive-In
? 1950-? 1955

XIT Drive-In
Levelland Hwy (south of town) ? 1955-? 1980 Wallace Theaters owned this drive-in 19611980.

Palace

El Rey Drive-In
? 1975-? 1980

1925-? 1980 780 seats Wallace Theaters owned this theatre. 1961- Melba 1980. ? 1935

OLTON
Mustang Drive-In
? 1955-? 1985 Inde-Ex Booking Service owned this drivein in 1955.

Gem
Dates unknown 445 seats

Lamb
? 1950-? 1955 Inde-Ex Booking Service owned this theatre. in 1950.

Olton Rio
225 Phelps ? 1940-? 1980 Roxy 400 seats Wallace Theaters owned this theatre. 1961- Main Avenue ? 1950-1953 1980. Inde-Ex Booking Service owned this theatre. in 1955. ? 1940-? 1955 250 seats

Majestic
? 1940-? 1955

EARTH
Earth
267 E. Main ? 1950-? 1955 318 seats

Ritz
? 1935-? 1961 420 seats Wallace Theaters owned this theatre. in 1961.

SUDAN
Garden
? 1935

Lyric
? 1940-? 1945

Texan
? 1940-? 1955 375 seats 53

Sunset Drive-In
? 1955-? 1975

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SPUR
COTTLE COUNTY

PADUCH
Chief Drive-In
? 1955

LORENZO
Queen
? 1940

Lyric
? 1930

New
? 1935

Wallace
? 1945-? 1964 185 seats Wallace Theaters owned this theatre.

Palace
? 1935-? 1955 500 seats

Palace
464 Burlington ? 1935-? 1964 733 seats Owners: 1940 Griffith Amusement Company 1945 Westex Theaters 1950 Theater Enterprises, Inc. 1955-1964 Frontier Theatres, Inc.

RALLS
Crystal
? 1930-? 1964 460 seats Wallace Theaters owned this theatre. 19451964.

Zana
? 1935-? 1950 300 seats

Zenn
? 1930

El Centro Drive-In
? 1955-? 1964 Wallace Theaters owned it in 1955.

CROSBY COUNTY

CROSBYTON
Chieftan
? 1955-? 1964 Wallace Theaters owned this theatre.

Ritz
? 1935

El Charro
? 1955 Wallace Theaters owned this theatre.

Spur
? 1940-? 1964 429 seats Owners: 1940 Griffith Amusement Company 1945 Westex Theaters 1950 Theater Enterprises, Inc. 1955-1964 Frontier Theatres, Inc.

New Drive-In
? 1955

Palace Crystal
? 1930 ? 1940-? 1945

SPUR
Hi-Ho Drive-In
? 1955-? 1975 Frontier Theatres, Inc. owned this theatre. 1955-1964.

El Charro
? 1950-? 1955 Wallace Theaters owned this theatre.

Queen
? 1935-? 1950 300 seats

Liberty
E. Harris ? 1950-? 1950 375 seats

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FLOYD COUNTY

GARZA COUNTY

Palace
? 1935

FLOYDADA
Capada Drive-In
One mile south of town on US 62 ? 1955-? 1985 300 cars

POST
Garza
226 E. Main http://garzatheatre.com ? 1940-? 1969 546 seats Owners: 1940 Griffith Amusement Company 1950 Theater Enterprises, Inc. 1955-1967 Frontier Theatres, Inc. 1967-1969 Commonwealth Theatres, Inc. This is now a live theatre.

Texan
? 1945-? 1955 200 seats Inde-Ex Booking Service owned this theatre.

KING COUNTY
No theatres in this county.

MOTLEY COUNTY

MATADOR
Palace
? 1930-? 1955 750 seats

Matador Drive-In
? 1955-? 1975

Rogue Palace
? 1935 O. K. Theatres owned this theatre. ? 1935-? 1955 525 seats

Sunset Drive-In Ritz


? 1940-? 1955 365 seats ? 1955-? 1975 Frontier Theatres, Inc. owned this drive-in in 1955.

ROARING SPRINGS
Springs
? 1950 216 seats

Tower
? 1955-? 1969 Owners: 1955-1967 Frontier Theatres, Inc. 1967-1969 Commonwealth Theatres, Inc.

LOCKNEY
Isis
? 1935-? 1940

Texan
? 1935-? 1945

STONEWALL COUNTY

Mesa
? 1955

ASPERMONT
King Drive-In
? 1961-? 1975

Plains
? 1945-? 1955 360 seats Inde-Ex Booking Service owned this theatre. in 1945.

Link Drive-In
? 1955-? 1964

Seals Drive-In
? 1955-? 1975 300 cars

KENT COUNTY

Queen
? 1940-? 1955 240 seats 43

JAYTON
Kent
? 1935-? 1940

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VERNON
BAYLOR COUNTY Palace
? 1940-? 1964 Owners: 1940 O. K. Theatres 1945 Westex Theaters 1950 Theater Enterprises, Inc. 1955-1964 Frontier Theatres, Inc.

SEYMOUR
Brazos Drive-In
? 1955-? 1985

ROCHESTER
Rex
? 1940-? 1955 335 seats

Ritz
? 1940-? 1945 470 seats

Rochester
? 1930-? 1935

Ritz
? 1940-? 1945

Texas
N. Washington ? 1940-? 1955 371 seats

RULE
Rule
? 1930-? 1955 353 seats

Texan
? 1930-? 1955 Owners: 1940 O. K. Theatres 1945 Westex Theaters 1950 Theater Enterprises, Inc. 1955 Frontier Theatres, Inc.

FOARD COUNTY

Tower Drive-In
200 5th St. 1952-2001, 2004200 cars

CROWELL
Rialto
? 1940-? 1955 440 seats Leon, H. S. Theaters owned this theatre in 1945.

HASKELL COUNTY

HASKELL
Rita
? 1940-? 1950 325 seats Leon, H. S. Theaters owned this theatre in 1945.

HARDEMAN COUNTY

CHILLICOTHE
Palace
? 1930-? 1945

Skyview Drive-In
? 1955-? 1975 Frontier Theatres, Inc. owned it in 1955.

Strand
Main St. ? 1940-? 1955 343 seats Inde-Ex Booking Service owned this theatre in 1945.

Texas
? 1930-? 1969 542 seats Owners: 1945 Leon, H. S. Theaters 1955-1964 Frontier Theatres, Inc. 1969 Commonwealth Theatres, Inc.

WEINERT
Rex
? 1935

QUANAH
Chief Drive-In
Spur 133 ? 1955-? 1985 206 cars Frontier Theatres, Inc. owned this theatre 1955-1964.

KNOX COUNTY

BENJAMIN
Ben
? 1950 250 seats

Court
? 1935

Benjamin
? 1935

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GOREE
Goree
? 1950-? 1955

Pic
1926 Pease ? 1950-? 1961 412 seats Interstate Circuit (Paramount) owned this theatre 1955-1961.

Graham Drive-In
Jacksboro Hwy http://grahamdrivein.com/ 1947180 cars Owners: 1955 All States Theaters 1960-1967 Frontier Theatres, Inc. 1967-1987 Commonwealth Theatres, Inc. 1987-1990 United Artists Theatre Circuit

KNOX CITY
Texas
? 1935-? 1955 324 seats

Pictorium
? 1930-? 1945 Owners: 1930 Dent Theatres (Publix) 1935 Texas Consolidated Theatres 1940-1955 Interstate Circuit (Paramount)

MUNDAY
Roxy
? 1935-? 1955 400 seats

Plaza
1717 Cumberland http://www.vernonplaza.com/ ? 19552 cinemas in the early 1990s. Interstate Circuit (Paramount) owned this theatre 1955-1969.

Sunset Drive-In
? 1955-? 1975

THROCKMORTON COUNTY

THROCKMORTON
Texan
220 Mentor ? 1935-? 1955 395 seats

Kent
115 N. Kent ? 1940-? 1950

WILBARGER COUNTY

Leon Queen
? 1935 Texas Consolidated Theatres owned this theatre. ? 1950-? 1964 583 seats Owners: 1955-1964 Frontier Theatres, Inc.

VERNON
Broadway
? 1930 Dent Theatres (Publix) owned this theatre.

Vernon
1818 Main ? 1930-? 1955 923 seats Owners: 1930 Dent Theatres (Publix) 1935 Texas Consolidated Theatres 1940-1955 Interstate Circuit

Liberty
504 Oak 1915-? 1945

Cactus Drive-In
? 1950-? 1955

El Rancho Drive-In
? 1950-? 1985

Majestic
2510 Main ? 1935-? 1955 415 seats

YOUNG COUNTY

GRAHAM
Graham
? 1930

Mecca
3rd st ? 1945-? 1950 550 seats

Misson
Elm St. 1924-1926 200 seats

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National
524 Oak 1919500 seats (as triplex) 3 cinemas in 1990.

Rex
4th & Elm 1923-1924 280 seats

NEWCASTLE
Castle
? 1950 225 seats

OLNEY
Palace
508 Oak ? 1940-? 1950 485 seats

Olney
? 1935-? 1955 327 seats Owners: 1940 Griffith Amusement Company 1945 Griffith, R. E. Theaters, Inc. 1950 Theater Enterprises, Inc. 1955 Frontier Theatres, Inc.

Ol-Worth Drive-In
? 1955-? 1975 Frontier Theatres, Inc. owned it in 1961.

Palace
? 1930-? 1935

Princess
? 1930-? 1940 Griffith Amusement Company owned this theatre in 1940.

Westex
? 1940-? 1961 466 seats Owners: 1940 Griffith Amusement Company 1945 Griffith, R. E. Theaters, Inc. 1950 Theater Enterprises, Inc. 1955-1961 Frontier Theatres, Inc. 51

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WICHITA FALLS
ARCHER COUNTY

ARCHER CITY
Royal
On the Square. ? 1935-? 1955 235 seats Inde-Ex Booking Service owned this theatre. in 1955.

ELECTRA
Crown
? 1935

WICHITA FALLS
Azteca
? 1955 200 seats

Grand
114 N Waggoner 1919-1974 600 seats

Carver
? 1961

MERGARGEL
Texas
? 1940-? 1945

Century City 6
4105 Maplewood Ave ? 1990-2009 Owners: 1990-1995 Cineplex Odeon 1995- Carmike Cinemas

WICHITA COUNTY

BUCKBUNETT
Fox
? 1935

Liberty
? 1930

Home Drive-In
? 1955-? 1975

Liberty
W. Cleveland ? 1935-? 1955 325 seats

Palace
? 1930-? 1964 691 seats Owners: 1940 Griffith Amusement Company 1945 Westex Theaters 1950 Theater Enterprises, Inc. 1955 Frontier Theatres, Inc. 1961 Thorp Circuit

Cinema 4
2301 Kell Blvd ? 1980-? 1998 Owners: 1980-1986 Plitt 1986-1995 Cineplex Odeon 1995- Carmike Cinemas

Roxy
? 1945

IOWA PARK
Iowa Park
? 1940-? 1950 Inde-Ex Booking Service owned this theatre. in 1950.

Tex
? 1940-? 1964 288 seats Owners: 1940 Griffith Amusement Company 1945 Westex Theaters 1950 Theater Enterprises, Inc. 1961 Thorp Circuit

Parkway
? 1955-? 1955 270 seats

Cinemark 14
2915 Glenwood 2005Cinemark owns this cinema.

Tex-OK Drive-In
? 1955-? 1964 Owners: 1955 Frontier Theatres, Inc. 1961-1964 Thorp Circuit

Pickwick
? 1935

Royal
? 1945

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Empress
? 1920-? 1925

Palace
? 1925-? 1935 Texas Consolidated Theatres in 1935.

State
817 Scott ? 1935-? 1969 768 seats Owners: 1935 Texas Consolidated Theatres 1940-1969 Interstate Circuit (Paramount)

Falls Drive-In
Hwy 277 ? 1950-? 1964 2 screens in the late 1970s.

Parker Square
Kell Boulevard 1958-1962 Cinemark opened a new theatre in the area in 2005.

Gem
713 Ohio ? 1915-? 1955 556 seats This became a "coloreds only" house in the late 1940's. Owners: 1930 Dent Theatres (Publix) 1935 Texas Consolidated Theatres 1940-1945 Interstate Circuit (Paramount)

Ritz
? 1940-? 1945 300 seats

Roxy
1523 Monroe ? 1940-? 1955 295 seats

Strand
809 Scott 1924-? 1975 884 seats Owners: 1930 Dent Theatres (Publix) 1935 Texas Consolidated Theatres 1940-1969 Interstate Circuit (Paramount)

Grant Drive-In
? 1955-? 1975 Gulf States Theatres, Inc owned this theatre. in 1975.

Scottie Drive-In
? 1950-? 1975 Gulf States Theatres, Inc. owned it in 1975.

Isis
? 1950-? 1955 776 seats This was an Afro-American theatre.

Seymour Drive-In
? 1955-? 1980 Gulf States Theatres, Inc. owned it in 1975.

Texan
724 Indiana ? 1940-? 1955 750 seats

Sheppard Drive-In
? 1955-? 1961

Majestic
706 Scott ? 1920-? 1950 1,148 seats Owners: 1930 Dent Theatres (Publix) 1935 Texas Consolidated Theatres 1940-1950 Interstate Circuit (Paramount)

Sikes Center
3111 Midwestern Pky ? 1980Owners: 1980-1990 American Multi-Cinemas, Inc. 1995- Carmike Cinemas Opened with six cinemas and expanded to 10 cinemas by 2000.

Texas
? 1935

Tower
702 Indiana ? 1945-? 1950 952 seats

Mission
? 1925-? 1930 Dent Theatres (Publix) owned this theatre. in 1930.

Twin Falls Drive-In


? 1955-? 1985 Owners: 1975 Gulf States Theatres, Inc.

Olympic
? 1925-? 1930 Dent Theatres (Publix) owned this theatre. in 1930.

Skyway Drive-In
? 1950-? 1964

Open Air Drive-In


Hwy 287 ? 1950-? 1950

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Wichita
919 Indiana ? 1940-? 1969 1,203 seats Interstate Circuit (Paramount) owned this theatre. This is now a live theatre.

46 501 theatres in panhandle.

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