Bonham Drive-In

W. Sam Rayburn Drive and County Road 4130,
Bonham, TX 75418

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Previously operated by: Cole Theaters Inc, United Artists Theater Circuit Inc.

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Bonham Drive-In Theatre ... Bonham Texas

The Bonham Drive-In was opened by Cole Theatres on July 11, 1950 with John Wayne in “Three Godfathers”. It had a capacity for 304 cars, and there were 54 seats for walk-in patrons. It was closed in April 1987.

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kencmcintyre on December 31, 2009 at 8:26 pm

In October 1955, the owner of the Bonham put a live model over the box office to promote “Rear Window”:

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on January 2, 2010 at 9:23 pm

It was owned by H.S.Cole in 1956.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on November 11, 2010 at 10:13 pm

Dec 1 1967 and “FOR A FEW DOLLARS MORE” and “THE NAKED RUNNER” are Playing.

April 3 1969 sees on the Big screen, “MISSION STARDUST” and “FIVE MILLION YEARS TO EARTH” Classic Drive-in Movies.


Nov.19.1971 has The Duke in “BIG JAKE” and"RIO LOBO"

Nov.4 1971 and “A GUNFIGHT” and “THE DERSERTER” are playing. Rated GP.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on November 12, 2010 at 12:49 pm

That is a GOOD suggestion!

jwmovies on November 14, 2014 at 5:02 pm

Hwy 82 is now a freeway north of this location.

The drive-in was located at what is now the SE corner of Texas 56 and FM 4130.

dallasmovietheaters on August 26, 2015 at 11:28 am

H.S. Cole launched the Bonham Drive-In on July 11, 1950 with John Wayne in the “Three Godfathers” for its grand opening plus fireworks.

Kenmore on August 27, 2015 at 3:42 pm

The Address is 230 Co Rd 4130 Bonham, TX. You can still see the general outline of the drive-in.

TomMc11 on March 14, 2018 at 9:48 am

Go to Google Street view. The marquee is still there, and looks pretty darn good!

50sSNIPES on July 20, 2020 at 1:52 pm

Still In Operation Since 1977.

50sSNIPES on February 10, 2023 at 4:42 pm

Closed for the final time in April 1987.

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