Town and Country Drive-In I & II

3961 Highway 77,
Denton, TX 76201

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Previous Names: Rancho Drive-In

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Town and Country (Rancho) Drive-In ... Denton Texas

Harold Robinson opened the single screen Rancho Drive-In on June 27, 1948 with Humphrey Bogart in “Treasure of the Sierra Madre”. It was the first of its kind for Denton.

It reopened as the Town and Country Drive-In I & II on September 28, 1973 with Clint Eastwood in “High Plains Drifter” & Roger Moore in “Live and Let Die”. The drive in closed permanently in 1982, fell into disrepair, and by 2005 the only evidence left standing was a portion of the snack bar.

Contributed by Billy Holcomb / Billy Smith / Don Lewis

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Don Lewis
Don Lewis on June 18, 2009 at 8:17 pm

A view of the Rancho Drive-In in Denton Texas.

skipden on January 8, 2010 at 10:51 am

In 1971 the screen was blown over in a storm. After repairs the theater opened with two screens as Town and Country Drive In. The sight is across the street from the UNT engineering building on old highway 77.

Silicon Sam
Silicon Sam on January 31, 2010 at 1:20 am

This will take you right to the old site.


Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on April 3, 2010 at 5:36 pm

This Texas Drive-in parked 350 cars and was owned by Lester Dollison & Robinson.

driveinfan on May 27, 2020 at 10:13 am

In early 2017 new construction started on the drive in property. The Brentwood Place Apartments are now at this location.

50sSNIPES on July 2, 2020 at 9:39 pm

The Rancho Drive-In First Opened Its Gates On June 27th, 1948 With Humphrey Bogart In “The Treasure Of Sierra Madre”.

rivest266 on May 13, 2021 at 3:50 pm

Reopened as the Town & Country Drive-In I & II on September 28th, 1973. Grand opening ad posted.

50sSNIPES on December 15, 2022 at 8:47 am

A more closer address is 3961 US-77, Denton, TX 76201. If you look up 3961 Highway 77, it takes you downtown unfortunately.

davidcoppock on December 15, 2022 at 9:42 am

Opened as a twin drive-in on 28th September 1973 on screen 1 with “High Plains Drifter” and “Joe Kidd” and on screen 2 with “Live and Let Die” and “The Honkers”.

Kenmore on December 15, 2022 at 10:04 am

A closer address is 3963 N Elm St, Denton, TX.

This places it right about where the entrance to the drive-in was located. Today, a housing edition sits on the property with no trace of the drive-in remaining.

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