El Charro Drive-In

830 Merida Street,
San Antonio, TX 78207

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El Charro Drive-In

Opened in August 1953, this 400 car drive in was one of the smaller ones in San Antonio. It played Spanish speaking films. Closed in 1979.

Contributed by Chuck Van Bibber

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lyssa751 on March 16, 2005 at 4:28 pm

There is now a housing project that was built recently over the old area where it once stood.

davidcoppock on March 21, 2018 at 9:12 am

Why the name El Charro?

MichaelKilgore on August 11, 2019 at 1:45 pm

“T. J. ‘Stout’ Jackson, builder of screen towers and Robstown theatre operator, was in San Antonio constructing a new screen tower for the El Charro Drive-In which was blown down by recent high winds.” — BoxOffice, Feb. 22, 1960

MichaelKilgore on March 26, 2020 at 1:32 pm

Billboard, Aug. 8, 1953: “El Charro Drive-In has been opened in San Antonio by John H. Flache, Lamesa, Tex. Delmo Pierce has been named manager.”

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