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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Back In Time Vintage Thingie Thursday

Some very interesting vintage thingies are found each Thursday at http://coloradolady.blogspot.com.
It is a great place to take a brake and cool off if you are in Texas.

Back in the 1950's this was the marquee for Meadowbrook Drive-In.  It was a popular place to enjoy movies in the privacy of your car.  It would accommodate 500 to 700 cars. Its specialty was second run triple features.
Unfortunately, it closed in 1970.

In 1980, it became the marquee for Cowtown BMX bicycle track. That is why you see the bike mounted on top. It too has closed.


The screen is still visible even from I-30 East of Fort Worth. The marquee is only visible when riding on the bicycle trail that runs along where the screen is.  It is covered by trees and growth. My neighbor is an avid bicycle rider.  He knows and has been on most of the bicycle trails around here.  The photo of the marquee was made by him on one of his rides. All other photos are mine.


The area now is used by Waste Management for storage of dumpsters.


 

9 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

sad that 2 ventures closed there.

Leann said...

That's a shame - our drive in is now a shopping center - too sad...

SwedishCorner ~ DownUnder...Pernilla said...

In our area, we can still enjoy a night at the Drive-In-Movies. Lots of other Drive-Ins have disappeared over the years, which is sad. Greetings from Australia♥ ~Pernilla

Pam said...

haven't been to a drive in in ages. I went on my first date many years to the Skyline Drive In in Summersville, Kentucky. I understand that they have reopened it after being closed for many years. It was a fun place to get together with high school friends.

Thanks for sharing these memories.

Adam said...

drive in movies went away rather quick

FABBY'S LIVING said...

I never got to go to a drive inn movie, but what a shame there are none anymore and it's so Americana to me! I loved this post sweet lady. I love it when you come over, thanks so much! Big hugs,
FABBY

Michelle said...

It's a shame that almost all of the drive-ins are now closed. I remember going as a child and a teenager for double features. Happy Thursday! ~Michelle

Ann said...

We still have one drive-in theater that shows movies. Still fun.
Ann

George said...

There is one drive-in still in business on the other side of Knoxville. Most of them have closed just like the one you've pictured.