Fort Worth Twin Drive-In

1931 Bomar Avenue,
Fort Worth, TX 76103

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Previously operated by: Lone Star Theatres, Inc, Stanley-Warner Theatres

Architects: Harvey A. Jordan

Previous Names: Twin Drive-In

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Twin© Fort Worth....Fort Worth TX

The Twin Drive-In opened July 15, 1953 with Edmond O'Brien in “Cowboy Country” & Leo Gorcey in “Jalopy” showing on both screens. It was operated by H.S. Leon of Leon Theatres Ct. Following a renovation in August 1967, it reopened with Sandy Dennis in “Up the Down Staircase” & Tony Curtis in “Not With My Wife You Don’t” on screen 1 and Sean Connery in “You Only Live Twice” & James Garner in “Duel at Diablo” on screen 2. Later operated by Lone Star Theaters Inc. and Stanley-Warner Theatres, it was closed in 1979.

Driving on I-30 on the east side of Fort Worth, until recent years, the twin screens facing each other were clearly visible with a forest of small trees growing where the parking used to be.

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Recent comments (view all 33 comments)

raymj on March 19, 2011 at 6:59 pm

I am very interested in locating, purchasing and reviving a vintage drive-in movie theater in the Dallas-Ft. Worth or surrounding area. Would also be interested in a vintage traditional movie theater in the same area.

LarryFM on March 21, 2011 at 6:59 pm

Raymj, all of the drive-in theatres in Fort Worth have been demolished and/or paved and built over with new structures (Wal-Mart, strip mall, etc.), except for the Meadowbrook. It’s screen tower and box office (including it’s sign) are still in existence. I believe the property is owned by Waste Management Services, as the old lot now holds garbage dumpsters. It sounds like an intriguing idea you have. Good luck!

Driveintheatre2001 on July 21, 2011 at 9:50 am

Sad.. The Both Screens were removed a couple of years ago. Nothing remains of the Fort Worth Twin today except the land it sat on.. I’m with LarryFM too. Good Luck raymj! The Meadowbrook is the only one left standing that I know of. Just to note, someone looked into re-opening the Meadowbrook a few yrs back. After they found out they would have to connect the sewer of the Drive In to the City’s hook up, they backed away from it. The cost was going to be pretty high from my understanding because of how far they’d have to run the sewer line to connect to the cities connection. As the Drive In was on a Septic Tank system & no longer can be done this way. And the City would not go in half to help get this done. This is what I was told*. But you never know until you look into it, as today, something could be done! Randy A Carlisle RAC Photography

Driveintheatre2001 on July 21, 2011 at 9:54 am

Here’s a few (of the several) photos I’ve taken of the Fort Worth Twin.. Enjoy! .. Plz, No copying & pasting any of my photos to any other site, Thanx! RAC Photography

Driveintheatre2001 on January 11, 2012 at 9:56 pm

Chuck1231.. I so appreciate the compliment. Thank You!

Now, If I could figure out how to make my link do like you did in your comment. ie. “photos” .. How is this done? Thanx! Randy

RAC Photography

jwmovies on October 4, 2012 at 1:58 pm

Approx. address for this drive-in was 1931 Bomar Avenue. The theatre was the field east of this address.

rivest266 on June 24, 2018 at 1:30 pm

This opened on July 15th, 1953. Grand opening ad in the photo section.

davidcoppock on January 8, 2019 at 8:10 am

Opened with on screen 1 with “Not with my wife you don’t” and “Up the down staircase” and screen 2 with “Duel at Diablo” and “You only live twice”.

davidcoppock on February 27, 2021 at 10:28 pm

Correction, the opening date i posted above, was as a twin drive-in, in august 1967.

MichaelKilgore on April 6, 2021 at 3:55 pm

The Southwest section of the July 21, 1956 issue of Boxoffice ran a long story about “Elmer Gordon, manager of C. D. Leon’s Fort Worth Twin,” … “the lone dual screen drive-in at Fort Worth”. Here’s my favorite glimpse into what the place was like:

“The kiddy playground is so situated on the north side of the patio that the lights can continue burning on it throughout the performance of the screen attractions without disturbing the patron. And, a cage of parakeets is on exhibition outside the snack bar on screen No. 2 side.”

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