Kar View Drive-In

5221 E. Rosedale Street,
Fort Worth, TX 76112

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Previous Names: Skyway Drive-In

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Located in East Rosedale Street near the Underpass. The Skyway Drive-In was opened on April 13, 1952 by L.A. Ricketts. The opening movies were George Raft in “Johnny Allegro” & William Bendix in “Kill the Empire”. It was an African-American theatre. He renamed it Kar View Drive-In on March 25th, 1953. It was closed in 1955.

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rivest266 on April 24, 2021 at 7:35 am

Grand opening ad posted.

dallasmovietheaters on December 24, 2021 at 2:55 pm

Opened as the Skyway Drive-In for African American audiences on April 13, 1952 with “Johnny Allegro” and “Kill the Empire.”

Kenmore on December 25, 2021 at 5:52 am

A closer address is 5521 E Rosedale Street, Fort Worth, TX.

The drive in appears intact and perhaps operational in a 1957 aerial. But by 1963 it had been demolished.

Today, several businesses occupy the property with no trace of the drive in remaining.


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