Yucca Drive-In

1611 Lubbock Highway,
Lamesa, TX 79331

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Previously operated by: Phil Isley Theaters

Architects: Harvey C. Allen, Howard C. Allen

Firms: Allen & Allen

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Yucca Drive-In Theater ... Lamesa Texas

Designed by Lamesa based Architectural firm Allen & Allen. Owned by Audrey Cox, the Yucca Drive-In was open from 1948-1970’s.

Contributed by Don Lewis

Recent comments (view all 7 comments)

DavidZornig on November 20, 2008 at 5:27 pm

Ironic that there is a fireworks ad underneath Yucca’s “The Seven Little Foys” promo. The Foy’s are who were performing at Chicago’s Garrick Theatre when it burned killing many who were trapped.

kencmcintyre on December 18, 2008 at 5:35 pm

This drive-in was still listed in the 1967 IMPA.

DavidZornig on December 18, 2008 at 7:20 pm

To correct my earlier post, it was not the Garrick Theatre but Chicago’s Iroquois Theatre that burned while the Foy’s were performing in the early 1900’s.

NYozoner on December 28, 2010 at 6:51 am

N Elgin Ave & NE 14th St, Lamesa, TX 79331

The above address will map to the location of the drive-in.

The footprint of the drive-in is visible on Google Earth using imagery from 1991. Current imagery shows the site being used as a baseball field.

Here is a 1970 DRG map which references the location of the drive-in.

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jwmovies on January 6, 2013 at 2:29 pm

Approx. address for this drive-in was 1611 Lubbock Highway.

North Elgin was the rear of the drive-in. Northeast 14th did not exist @ North Elgin when this opened.

Kris4077 on March 8, 2019 at 11:30 am

Was the Yucca a Twin 2001 Lubbock Hwy including the next lot has that basic drive-in theater shape. It very close.

MichaelKilgore on September 11, 2021 at 8:24 pm

Boxoffice, Sept. 9, 1963: “LAMESA, TEX. - Phil Isley Theatres has taken over operation of the Palace Theatre and Yucca Drive-In, effective September 8, on a lease from B. J. Vaugh, businessman and civic leader who purchased the properties from Mrs. Audrey Cox.”

Boxoffice, Feb. 8, 1965: “R. A. "Skeet” Noret and John Watson of the Skyvue Theatre Corp. of Lamesa took over operation of the Palace Theatre and Yucca Drive-In from the Phil Isley Theatres. Audrey Cox of Lamesa owns the buildings."

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