Spindletop Drive-in

5980 S M L King Jr. Parkway,
Beaumont, TX 77705

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Previously operated by: Jefferson Amusements Company, Paramount Pictures Inc.

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 Spindletop Drive-In and South Park Drive-In Aerial Photo from 1952

The Spindletop Drive-In was located next to the South Park Drive-In. It was opened on June 30, 1950 and was operated by Jack Ryan. By 1952 it was operated by Julius Gordon & Jefferson Amusement Co. It had closed by 1953.

Contributed by David coppock

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Kenmore on May 30, 2019 at 4:43 am

A closer address (at least for Google Maps) is 5980 S M L King Jr Pkwy, Beaumont, TX.

A 1959 aerial shows the demolished drive-in. Today, ASCO Equipment sits on the property with no trace of the drive-in remaining.


dallasmovietheaters on June 8, 2019 at 4:07 am

The Spindletop launched with space for 500 cars in 1950 with owners Dr. G.F. Swarfs and Garrett Parker

MichaelKilgore on April 16, 2020 at 11:06 am

In retrospect, this sounds like the surrender. Billboard, April 12, 1952: “G. F. Swarts and Garrett Parker, owner-operators of the Spindletop Drive-In Theater, Beaumont, Tex., have entered into negotiations with Jefferson Amusement Company, of that city, for leasing the drive-in. Theater is located across the street from the South Park Drive-In, operated by Jefferson. The Spindletop was opened in 1950 at an estimated cost of $100,000 and has a 450-car capacity.”

davidcoppock on April 17, 2020 at 11:05 am

Why the name Spindletop?

rivest266 on November 28, 2020 at 12:27 pm

The Spindletop Drive-In opened on June 30th, 1950. Grand opening ad posted.


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