77 Drive-In

W. 22nd Street and Highway 77,
Cameron, TX 76520

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Previously operated by: Rowley United Theatres Inc.

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77 Drive-In

Located at W. 22nd Street and Highway 77 (N. Travis Avenue). The 77 Drive-In was opened in 1952. It was operated by Woodrow Good & George Clements. By 1957 in was operated by Rowley United Theatres Inc. It was closed on March 27, 1983 with “Time Rider”.

It stood vacant for many years until it was demolished and a nursing home has been built on the site.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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davidcoppock
davidcoppock on October 21, 2018 at 10:31 am

Closed in 1985. Demolished(date unknown?). Site is now a nursing home(Cameron Nursing Center).

MichaelKilgore
MichaelKilgore on August 14, 2019 at 8:48 pm

“Bill Peck, a 11-year veteran with Cameron Theatres, has reopened that circuit’s 77 Drive-In at Cameron, presenting a free show consisting of two features as the first program.” — Boxoffice, July 4, 1960

MichaelKilgore
MichaelKilgore on November 10, 2019 at 10:17 pm

The 1952-54 editions of the Theatre Catalog listed the 77 as owned by Woodrow Good and George Clements. The 1955-56 edition had the owner as W. A. Smith. Billboard magazine filled in the connection on June 5, 1954: “Mr. and Mrs. Wilford A. Smith have purchased Cameron (Tex.) Drive-In. The Smiths come from Temple where they operated a theater for 10 years.”

MichaelKilgore
MichaelKilgore on June 16, 2020 at 2:14 pm

Motion Picture Exhibitor, May 2 1962: “Fred Smith, Belton, Tex., has taken over operation of the Preston Royal and the 77 Drive-In, Cameron, where the Milam was destroyed by fire last year.”

dallasmovietheaters
dallasmovietheaters on March 26, 2021 at 7:32 pm

It appears to have closed after the March 27, 1983 with “Time Rider.” It was then listed as for sale in the local paper’s classifieds.

50sSNIPES
50sSNIPES on January 22, 2022 at 2:06 pm

On April 26, 1957, The 77 Drive-In Was Once Devastated And Partially Enough Destroyed During Record-Breaking Rainfall Caused By Heavy Rain And Wind Gusts.

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