Rancier Twin Drive-In

2890 E. Rancier Avenue,
Killeen, TX 76543 ‎

800 cars

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Previously operated by: Rowley United Theatres Inc., United Artists Theater Circuit Inc.

Previous Names: Rancier Drive-In

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Rancier Twin Drive-In

The Rancier Drive-In opened in 1952 by Rowley United Theatres, Inc. located in Dallas, Texas. It opened with a car capacity of 400 cars. In September of 1955, United Artists Theatres Circuit Inc. bought out the remaining stock of Rowley United Theatres. It was advertised as a division of the United Artists Theatre Circuit, Inc.

The Rancier Drive-In was twinned in the early-1970’s and that increased the car capacity to 800 cars. I believe it closed down in the 1980’s.

Contributed by Randy Studer

Recent comments (view all 5 comments)

CandyJA on December 1, 2015 at 2:42 pm

I spent a lot of evenings in the playground at the base of the North Screen of the Rancier Drive-in. My Dad was the projectionist for the South Screen when I was in elementary school.

MichaelKilgore on April 16, 2020 at 9:26 am

Billboard, Jan. 26, 1952: “New spot under construction at Killen (sic), Tex., will be known as the Rancier Drive-In, according to Ace Clary. National Production Authority recently granted approval for the project, and the open-airer is expected to be ready for a March bow.”

kennerado on April 17, 2020 at 4:16 am

Its currently an empty lot, the foundations of the concession building and ticket box still exist. You can still see the ramps, but its right next to a cemetery and I reckon they will eventually expand it over the old drive-in site.

davidcoppock on January 14, 2024 at 7:42 am

Next door to a cemetery, I must deal quiet at night? I bet people are dying to go this place now?

davidcoppock on January 15, 2024 at 5:33 am

Must be dead quiet at nighttime next door to a cemetery?

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