Eagle Drive-In

300 N. Burk Street,
Hobbs, NM 88240

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Eagle Drive-In

Opened in August 1950 by John Aldridge, the Eagle Drive-In was the second drive in to open in Hobbs.

With thanks to the Hobbs Public Library.

Contributed by Don Lewis

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cottonchipper on August 31, 2007 at 5:03 am

The Eagle Drive-In was located at 300 North Burk. You can see a photo of the place at the following link, taken from an advertisement in the 1955 Sandstorm, the Hobbs High School yearbook:

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Roger Katz
Roger Katz on January 31, 2014 at 6:36 pm

That ad says 300 N Burk but the Google Map capture above clearly puts it at 300 N Denson St.

Drive-In 54
Drive-In 54 on January 31, 2014 at 10:23 pm

When that theatre ad can out in 1955, Denson St was not there yet. Over the years, streets are added or renamed. My thinking is Cecil, Coleman, Cain St. was not there ether in 1955.

NYozoner on December 22, 2016 at 7:44 pm

A more accurate address is:

W Cain St at N Denson Dr
Hobbs, NM 88240

NYozoner on December 22, 2016 at 8:03 pm

1967 Aerial Photo courtesy of USGS and Earth Explorer.

MichaelKilgore on August 11, 2019 at 11:13 am

From the Feb. 22, 1960 BoxOffice: “A terrific wind and sandstorm Tuesday (9) damaged several Video circuit drive-ins. The Eagle at Hobbs, N. M. reported the screen tower and other buildings blown down”.

MichaelKilgore on December 10, 2019 at 8:29 pm

Boxoffice, Aug. 26, 1950: “HOBBS, N. M. – The new Eagle Drive-In has been opened here by owner E. L. Williamson. Mrs. Lucile Nunnally is manager. The drive-in has a 500-car capacity and features a concrete-surfaced patio near the concessions stand.”

Boxoffice, Sept. 23, 1950: “HOBBS, N. M. – The newly opened Eagle Drive-In here, built and owned by E. L. Williamson, was named for the local high school football team and features a large mural on the screen tower, picturing a huge eagle. The mural was painted by H. R. McBride of Dallas. … The airer has a capacity of 450 cars”.

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