Rocket Drive-In

10405 Dyer Avenue,
El Paso, TX 79924

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Undated photo courtesy of Art Peterson.

The Rocket Drive-In opened May 27, 1966 with Warren Beatty in “Promise Her Anything” & Dana Andrews in “Town Tamer”. The car capacity was listed at 500, had a small playground for the children below the screen. The theatre closed after the 1975 season lasting a short 10 years. Owner was given as as T.R. Marshall. It has since been demolished and a public school has been built on the site.

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melaniett on July 7, 2011 at 8:54 am

Does anyone have any old photos of the Rocket Drive-in? Andress is celebrating its 50th anniversary this summer and several alumni are interested in the old place.

DavidZornig on February 16, 2015 at 4:06 pm

Undated photo added courtesy of Art Peterson.

mopar1973 on January 25, 2017 at 9:20 am

if it did close in 75 it was sold to bill vickers of elpaso i work for him in 78 or 79 i think he closed in 1980 then sold it became a nice trailer park now it is empty and for sale

rivest266 on July 1, 2018 at 3:38 pm

This opened on May 27th, 1966. Grand opening ad in the photo section.

driveinfan on September 14, 2021 at 6:16 am

The property is still sitting vacant and for sale.

MichaelKilgore on August 31, 2022 at 1:01 pm

According to his El Paso Times obituary, U. A. Kane, who also built the Rocket in Las Cruces NM, owned El Paso’s Rocket and Bronco drive-ins. Kane lived in El Paso for 20 years and died there in 1985.

driveinfan on September 1, 2022 at 4:17 am

As of August 2022 there is a public school on the property.

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