Westerner Drive-In

River Oaks Boulevard and Sam Calloway Road,
Fort Worth, TX 76114

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Previously operated by: Phil Isley Theaters

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Overhead of the Westerner Drive-in

The Westerner Drive-In was opened May 26, 1950 with Barbara Hale in “And Baby Makes Three”. It was located on the northwest corner of the intersection of River Oaks Boulevard and Sam Calloway Road. It had three projectors, large snack bar, play area for children and outside seats in front of the snack bar for about 100. It held 500 cars.

It was demolished in the late-1980’s or 1990’s after being vacant for a period of time.

Contributed by Gary Brown

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NYozoner on December 28, 2010 at 8:57 am

River Oaks Blvd & Sam Calloway Rd, Fort Worth, TX 76114

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

Here is a 1955 aerial photo of the drive-in, courtesy of Historic Aerials Dot Com:

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Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on December 28, 2010 at 5:00 pm

Three 35mm projectors in the booth,Never heard of that before,Wonder what the reason was for.Anyways it was owned in 1956 by Phil Isley.

LarryFM on April 3, 2011 at 4:48 pm

Would anyone know if the front of the original screen tower had a mural painted on it, and if so, what was it of? Thank you.

jwmovies on January 5, 2013 at 3:50 pm

Approx. address for this drive-in was 5932 River Oaks Boulevard.

FYI: As previously stated elsewhere, Phil Isley was the father of Phyllis Isley AKA Jennifer Jones!

rivest266 on June 26, 2018 at 11:08 am

This opened on May 26th, 1950. Grand opening ad in the photo section.

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