Sunset Drive-In

Country Road 4208 and Texas 222,
Munday, TX 76371

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Sunset Drive-In

The Sunset Drive-In was opened in 1950, operated by R.V. Williams & C.E. Williams. In 1963, Elmo Hooser owned the Sunset Drive-In. Capacity was for 300 cars.

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on July 14, 2009 at 9:00 pm

From Boxoffice, June 24, 1950: “P.V. Williams of Munday and Clyde Williams of Knox City have broken ground on a new drive-in theatre between Munday and Knox City.” That was probably the Sunset.

Elmo Hooser was probably related to T.J. Hooser, business partner of P.V. Williams. Williams managed the pair’s theaters in Munday while Hooser managed the Ritz and Texas in Seymour. The pair were also partners in a drive-in at Brazos.

NYozoner on December 27, 2010 at 5:36 pm

The drive-in is located on TX-222 about 4 miles west of Munday, and is surrounded by farmland. As you are heading west out of town on 222, the drive-in would have been on your left, after the road bends to the south. It appears to be completely demolished in the present-day aerial photos.

Here is a 1966 aerial photo for the drive-in, courtesy of Earth Explorer and USGS:

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on December 27, 2010 at 6:51 pm

In 1956, P.J.Williams owned this Drive-in.

jwmovies on December 12, 2012 at 9:58 pm

Approx. location for this drive-in was north of County Road 4208 and Texas 222.

MichaelKilgore on June 17, 2020 at 5:54 pm

Motion Picture Exhibitor, March 7, 1962: “Mrs. Bill Petty has taken over the operation of the Roxy and Rex, indoor, and the 55 Drive-In, Munday, Tex. Her husband spends most of his time on a ranch near Munday recuperating from a heart ailment. They have a son who looks after the operation of the theatres.”

MichaelKilgore on April 15, 2022 at 12:40 pm

Motion Picture Exhibitor, April 20, 1955: “The Sunset Drive-In has been reopened at Munday, Tex., by owners P. V. and Clyde Williams after widening of its screen.”

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