Red Bluff Drive-In

Red Bluff Road and Simmons Boulevard,
Pasadena, TX 77506

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

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Red Bluff Drive-In

The Red Bluff Drive-In opened in 1953. Car capacity was listed at 500. The drive-in was located on Bluff Road, just down from Highway 225. It was operated by Phil Isley Theaters until 1969 and then by United Artists.

The Red Bluff Drive-In went over to screening adult movies from 1975. It was closed in July 1981 and has since been demolished.

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Recent comments (view all 9 comments)

DJRage70 on August 7, 2011 at 4:59 pm

Wasn’t this an adult drive in theater?

DJRage70 on August 7, 2011 at 5:02 pm

.. in the 70s and 80s?

jwmovies on November 12, 2012 at 1:02 pm

Address above is incorrect. The drive-in was further south @ 1108 Red Bluff Rd. Simmons Blvd. is the entrance.

gallery606 on November 20, 2012 at 6:01 pm

The drive-in closed later than 1975; it was very much in existence when we moved to Texas in 1976, and lasted until at least the early 80’s…

pmljcbs on April 10, 2016 at 11:59 am

You bet it was adult. There were numerous car accidents on the road that went by the theater, because it frequently looked like you were driving directly into one of the various popular body apertures.

Luisa1948 on June 11, 2016 at 1:17 pm

I was born and raised in Pasadena Texas. I remember this theater started showing porn movies during the last years of its life. It was great during my teen years. Good memories.

plastic96 on July 30, 2016 at 10:00 am

Indeed it was the first porn theater I’d ever seen. Before they built the wall, My parents would threaten us with a beating if we looked that way while we passed the theater. We looked anyway, but were way too young to understand what the big deal was.

kiteman on June 20, 2020 at 11:55 am

On a visit to Texas from the UK ,the people i stayed withs relatives asked if i had been taken to Red Bluff ? , i had no idea what they were talking about but soon found out, never did go there but passed it often ,i feel the VCR most likely closed this drive inn down early .

kennerado on June 22, 2020 at 3:37 am

As mentioned above it was open up until at least July 1981. It was raided multiple times for screening adult films in the late 70’s.

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