Bronco Drive-In

8410 Alameda Avenue,
El Paso, TX 79907

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Previously operated by: McLendon Theaters

Firms: Morgan & Kerley

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Bronco Drive-In

The Bronco Drive-In was a single screen ozoner that opened on October 15, 1949 with a 600 car capacity. The Bronco Drive-In closed in 1975.

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MrDJDude on September 10, 2009 at 8:49 pm

This one is demolished, and the Bronco Dance Hall stands on it’s site. However, the old marquee remains – and what a marquee it was. Full horses head with a sign beneath it. Search for the address in Google Maps – you can’t miss it.

MrDJDude on September 10, 2009 at 8:52 pm

There’s also a swap meet on the site, as well.

Silicon Sam
Silicon Sam on September 13, 2009 at 11:38 pm

Change ZIP code to 79907 in map to make the map link work right.

Here is a BBE View of the current state of the property.

Silicon Sam
Silicon Sam on October 14, 2010 at 1:49 am

My 1954 El Paso phone book lists this drive in as North Loop Drive In Theatre. “Drive Out Tonight In Your Car For Comfort And Privacy.. There Are Always Top Features At North Loop”

Address listed back then was 8420 North Loop Rd. ULstr 9-9211

Jim Miller
Jim Miller on December 30, 2013 at 8:33 pm

The North Loop Drive In, and the Bronco were two different theatres. The North Loop was later renamed the Lomaland Drive In, and two additional screens were added.

rivest266 on July 1, 2018 at 8:48 am

Grand opening ad in the photo section.

DavidZornig on November 10, 2019 at 11:25 am

Photo added courtesy El Paso History Alliance.

MichaelKilgore on June 1, 2024 at 10:30 am

Boxoffice, April 27, 1970: “Acquisition of the Bronco Drive-In of El Paso … was announced by B. R. McLendon and Robert Hartgrove, chairman of the board and president, respectively, of McLendon Theatres … The Bronco joins the triple-screen Cinema Park Drive-In at El Paso as a McLendon operation.”

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