Corral Drive-In

969 TX-16,
San Saba, TX 76877

250 cars

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Previously operated by: Frontier Theatres

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Corral Drive-In

The Corral Drive-In was opened by 1952 when it was operated by Frontier Theatres Inc. It was destroyed by fire on July 3, 1956. It was rebuilt and was still open in 1957.

Another drive in has been reborn! Charles and Nina Harris of San Saba were featured today (1/29/2005) on Bob Phillips’s T V show “Texas Country Reporter”. Charles and his wife discovered and literally uncovered the long-forgotten Corral’s small projection booth and concession stand in an overgrown cow pasture. With a lot of hard work and help and donations from friends and volunteers, the Corral Drive-In is open and showing movies. Sadly, it did not last long and closed later in 2005.

Contributed by Don Lewis

Recent comments (view all 7 comments)

kencmcintyre on October 8, 2008 at 8:36 pm

There are photos from 2004 on this site:

rivest266 on August 16, 2009 at 6:41 pm

This has closed in 2005. you can see the damage at View link

Don Lewis
Don Lewis on May 20, 2010 at 4:18 am

Remains of the Corral Drive In out side of San Saba.

driveinfan on September 6, 2017 at 1:23 pm

This drive in’s status should be changed to closed.

MichaelKilgore on April 14, 2020 at 2:01 am

Billboard, Sept. 15, 1951: “Wayne Horton, manager at San Saba, Tex., for Theater Enterprises, Inc., last week announced that construction had begun there on a 300 car-capacity open-airer for the circuit.”

MichaelKilgore on November 8, 2022 at 10:56 pm

Austin American-Statesman, July 3, 1956: “SAN SABA, July 3 (CTS) - Fire completely destroyed the Corral Drive-In Theater, a mile south of San Saba, about 2:45 p.m. Monday (2). The fire was thought to have started from the sparks of a nearby trash or grass fire. A spokesman for the theater said that it would be rebuilt and would be ready for use in seven or eight weeks.”

Kenmore on November 8, 2022 at 11:16 pm

A closer address is 969 TX-16, San Saba, TX.

This puts it right on the property. A 2008 Google Street View showed the screen mostly intact, but by the following year it had mostly disappeared.

The projection booth/concession stand is also intact and you can still see the outline and the ramps.

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