Burnet Drive-In

6400 Burnet Road,
Austin, TX 78757

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Previously operated by: Claude Ezell and Associates Inc., Trans-Texas Theatres

Previous Names: Burnet Road Drive-In

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The Burnet Road Drive-In was opened June 23, 1950 with Joel McCrea in “Colorado Territory” & Robert Young in “Sitting Pretty”. It was operated by Claude Ezell & Associates of Dallas and was one of the premier drive-in theaters in the Austin area. It is now home to a self storage facility.

Contributed by Rick Cohen

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Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on January 2, 2011 at 3:01 pm



Open ~1952-~1976? can anyone verify the exact dates?


1955 Claude Ezell & Associates, Inc.

1961-1975 Trans-Texas Theaters Inc., of Dallas, Earl Podolnick, President. Besides the Burnet Drive-In they had 9 other theaters all in Texas.

Though not the same as the Burnet Drive-In Sign, the Burnet Road Self Storage Sign looks like it could have been a Drive-In sign!

More info and photos are always welcome.

trailerjoh on October 11, 2013 at 6:38 pm

ndeed, it is BURNET with one “T”. Here is a better copy of my photo submitted by Mr. Cohen. See this link.


Photo was taken in the early 70’s before closure. I showed some films there as a relief operator in the early 70'. Nice drive in. There are other photos of the theater on either side of the above link.

davidcoppock on October 12, 2018 at 4:39 am

Opened on 23/6/1950 with “Colorado Territory” and “Sitting pretty”. Closed in 1976. The self storage facilty is called Burnet Road Self Storage facilty.

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