Twin Palms Drive-In

4701 Agnes Street,
Corpus Christi, TX 78405

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Twin Palms Drive-In

Opened on March 26, 1952 with Robert Ryan in “Best of the Bad Men” & Jeff Chandler in “Smuggler’s Island”. The Twin Palms Drive-In was a two-screener. From 1979 until its closure on November 19, 1981 it screened adult movies. It is now the home of Insurance Auto Auction, and little more than the overall footprint of the drive-in is evident.

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Yakima1 on May 8, 2011 at 2:34 am

Links to articles and photos to come……….

Jim on October 9, 2013 at 4:19 pm

Amazing image. As I mention on the page for the Surf Drive-In Theater, my dad managed this theater and the Surf in 1955. As I recall, he would show a double-feature of Spanish language films on Wednesday nights. Though I was only 9 and unable to speak Spanish, I thoroughly enjoyed watching the movies, especially those starring Cantinflas.

When the Viking Twin was built, my dad was the new theater’s first manager.

MichaelKilgore on April 16, 2020 at 2:50 pm

Billboard, April 19, 1952: “The 900-car capacity Twin Palm Drive-In has been opened at Corpus Christi, Tex., with John C. Blocker as manager.”

MichaelKilgore on June 15, 2020 at 4:50 pm

Motion Picture Exhibitor, Jan. 9, 1963: “Sam Kellog has taken over operation of the Surf Drive-In and the Palm Drive-In, Corpus Christi, Tex.”

rivest266 on November 27, 2020 at 1:06 pm

Grand opening ad posted.

rivest266 on November 27, 2020 at 6:17 pm

Closed in 1981. Adult movies 1979-1981.

dallasmovietheaters on December 25, 2022 at 12:32 pm

Closed November 19, 1981.

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