Albany Drive-In

9590 Highway 283,
Albany, TX 76430

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Previously operated by: Frontier Theatres

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Albany Drive-In

The Albany Drive-In was opened on October 23, 1953 with Frank Sinatra in “Take Me Out to the Ball Game”. It was operated by R.I. Payne & Frontier Theatres Inc. and later by John Beall. It had a childrens' playgound under the screen area.

The Albany Drive-In was closed at the end of the 1960 season. It was demolished in 1965.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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davidcoppock
davidcoppock on October 16, 2018 at 10:14 am

Opened on 23/10/1953 with “Take out to the ballgame” Demolished in 1965.

Kenmore
Kenmore on October 16, 2018 at 4:42 pm

A closer address is 9590 US-283, Albany, TX.

The drive-in sat on the west side of the road. A 1964 aerial photos shows the drive-in being torn down with the screen gone.

Today, the property is split in half by an entrance road along with several businesses on either side. There is no trace of the drive-in remaining.

https://tinyurl.com/yb9aelxq

dallasmovietheaters
dallasmovietheaters on March 16, 2019 at 3:15 pm

Closed for the season in 1960 and the management decided not to re-open for the 1961 season.

MichaelKilgore
MichaelKilgore on November 5, 2019 at 6:55 pm

Billboard, Jan. 2, 1954: “Gene Nelson is manager of the new Albany (Tex.) Drive-In.”

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