Rex Drive-In

111 Business 37 S,
Clarksville, TX 75426

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Rex Drive-In

The Rex Drive-In was opened in 1950. It was operated by J.V. Kunkel & H.L. Caldwell. It had gone from listings in the 1955 edition of Theatre Catalog, but continued to be listed in editions of Film Daily Yearbook thru 1970, together with the Red River Drive-In which has its own page on Cinema Treasures.

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Kenmore
Kenmore on October 20, 2018 at 8:25 am

Found It!

The address is 111 Business 37 S, Clarksville, TX 75426.

The drive-in appears intact in a 1955 and 1964 aerial, so it is possible it was purchased after it was closed in 1955.

Today, the property is the home of Drilltech and the drive-in has been demolished. However, you can still clearly see the ramps.

https://tinyurl.com/ybbg3f3w

MichaelKilgore
MichaelKilgore on April 18, 2020 at 5:13 pm

Same drive-in? Billboard, Nov. 22, 1952: “The Red River Drive-In has been opened by Engelbrecht & Wolfe and Theater Enterprises at Clarksville, Tex. The drive-in has a 300-car capacity.”

DavidAndrews
DavidAndrews on May 19, 2020 at 8:18 am

The Clarksville Times of August 15, 1968 has an ad for The Red River that states it is open nightly at 8 pm.

MichaelKilgore
MichaelKilgore on April 9, 2024 at 8:43 pm

This article refers to Clarksville’s old drive-in as the Red River.

https://www.newspapers.com/article/the-paris-news/7106734/

Article from Jan 28, 1996 The Paris News (Paris, Texas)

MichaelKilgore
MichaelKilgore on April 9, 2024 at 9:01 pm

The Exhibitor, Nov. 26, 1952: “Engelbrecht and Wolf and Theatre Enterprises opened the new 300-car Red River Drive-In, Clarksville, Tex. Bert Holster, manager, Avalon and Texan, is in charge, and J. T. Roberts has been named drive-in manager.”

Just sayin', if this drive-in opened as the Red River and is later remembered as the Red River, what evidence do we have that it was ever the Rex?

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