Theater, Paris Texas
In January of 2006
I went out to Paris Texas to check out a lead on some old
civil defense items. I ran up to see if the drive-in theater was still there
while I was in town. This theater is on the north side of town between the square
and the north loop. I can't remember what the name of the street it's off of but
it's the main drag through the north part of town. I was surprised to find a very
old drive-in. It's got kind of an art-deco look to it. I started to walk around
to the back but it looked like there was some newer type of house back where the
projection building would have been on the property so I didn't go any further
back than the ticket booth. I could see that the speaker posts were still in place
back on the lot.
wood-frame ticked booth was still pretty much intact. It didn't look like it was
as old as the screen. The remains of the concrete driveway can be seen to the
right of the booth.
a side view of the screen tower. Obviously a larger screen was added at one time.
The screen tower is concrete. Pretty serious construction for a drive-in theater.
I guess that's why the thing is still standing!