Pyramid Drive-In

4545 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway,
Beaumont, TX 77706

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Architects: Elwood Reamis

Styles: Streamline Moderne

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Pyramid Drive-In exterior

The Pyramid Drive-In opened on July 28, 1950 with Audie Murphy in “The Kid From Texas”. It featured an unusual stainless steel pyramid, which assisted in supporting the rear of the screen. The theatre could hold 600 cars, and there were 250 chairs for walk-in patrons. The play area in front of the screen was decorated with cartoon character murals.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on August 23, 2010 at 3:39 pm

Millard Jones ran the Drive-in 1956.

Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on August 31, 2010 at 5:19 pm



I THINK Port Authur Road has been changed to Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway. If you go to the Google Map you will see the Red Dot is at the site of Lamar University’s Cardinal Stadium, the site of the Drive-In.

Open ~1955 approximate?

Inde-Ex Booking Service (Agent) of Dallas, Tex, B. F. White, Owner, had 23 theaters in Texas and New Mexico in 1967.

Not open for sure in 1967.

Anyone have more info or photos? I would love to see what the unusual stainless steel pyrmaid looked like.

jwmovies on November 11, 2012 at 2:24 am

If that was the Pyramid, what was the drive-in @ 6015 South M L King Junior Parkway down the street?

Drive-In 54
Drive-In 54 on July 23, 2013 at 7:06 pm

I have picture of that..South Park Drive-In. It is not on CT.

Jay Harvey
Jay Harvey on July 24, 2013 at 4:24 pm

That is one awesome looking drive-in!

rivest266 on November 28, 2020 at 12:32 pm

Grand opening ad posted.

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