Last Drive-In Picture Show

2912 South State Highway 36,
Gatesville, TX 76528

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Functions: Movies (First Run)

Previous Names: Circle S Drive-In, Town & Country Drive-In

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 254.865.8445

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Last Drive-In Picture Show

Opened as the Circle S Drive-In in November 1950. It went through a few name changes and finally settled on Last Drive-In Picture Show. This is also one of eight “mo-peds” in America (both a motor theatre and a walk-in). An indoor cinema was added in 1972.

The drive-in is open seven days a week playing a double bill. It is very much a family oriented venue as it does not show any R rated films. Audio is provided on FM radio. Admission is $10 a carload on Fridays and Saturdays, $5 a carload on all other nights.

Contributed by Chuck Van Bibber

Recent comments (view all 5 comments)

kencmcintyre on June 26, 2009 at 3:36 am

There are some photos here, but the drive-in is called Town & Country:

Driveintheatre2001 on December 17, 2011 at 10:02 pm

The Marquee that is used by this Drive In was originally used for the Tem-Bel Drive In Theatre, located in Temple Texas.. As seen here —> .. Here’s a photo I took today (Dec 17 2011) of the Last Picture Show.. Enjoy! ..

Randy A Carlisle – Historical Photographer

MichaelKilgore on March 9, 2023 at 10:53 pm

Boxoffice, Nov. 18, 1950: “GATESVILLE, TEX. - The Circle-S Drive-In, 350-car situation, has been opened here by the Skelton brothers, owners of four theatres here. Work on the airer located on Highway 36, began in August.”

robboehm on July 5, 2023 at 9:52 pm

Operated by the Palmer Family and open 364 days a year (not Christmas). The Palmers added the indoor cinema in 1972. Its concession stand also services the Drive-In.

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