Drive In Movie Theaters in Texas | The Complete List of Open Drive-Ins

This is a fully updated and comprehensive list of all open drive in movie theaters in Texas.

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If you're a fan of drive-in movie theaters, and want to experience a movie under the big, starry Texas sky, then you've come to the right place.

This is a fully updated and comprehensive list of all open drive-in movie theaters in Texas.

Regardless of what part of Texas you live in - or are visiting - chances are, there's a drive-in movie theater within driving distance from you. participates in affiliate programs. Any links provided in the text below may be affiliate links that we benefit from financially. Please use our links as they help us to be able to continue providing you with quality content – free of charge.


Drive in movie theater history in Texas

Drive in movie theaters were originally known as "Park-In Theaters". The first one opened on June 6, 1933 in Camden, New Jersey.

Just one year later, the first drive in movie theater in Texas, known as the 'Drive In Short Reel Theater' was opened in Galveston, TX on July 5, 1934.

Peak of popularity

At one point in time - when drive in theaters were at the peak of their popularity - there were over 4,000 drive in movie theaters in the United States and the state of Texas was home to over 400 of them.

Texas had more drive-in theaters than any other state at that time.

The decline and the comeback

Since then, the number of open drive-in movie theaters has dwindled down to just 20 open drive in movie theaters in Texas.

But the experience of watching a movie under the big Texas sky is capturing the interest of people everywhere and attendance is soaring once again.