Drive-in theatres replaced drive-thru theatres, known for their bargain-priced, no-frills versions of popular films, such as One Man and a Baby and Star War. Avoid cutting corners with today’s Groupon: for $12, you get a double-feature drive-in movie outing for up to six people at The Brazos Drive-in Theatre in Granbury (up to a $25 value). The movie outing includes the following:
- Double-feature admission for one carload of up to six people (up to a $20 value). A $4 fee per person not included in today’s deal applies for additional passengers.
- One large bucket of popcorn (a $5 value)<p>
The Brazos Drive-in Theatre shows movies on Friday and Saturday nights, with occasional showings on Sunday and Monday-night holidays.
The Brazos Drive-in Theatre’s historic venue, a surviving artifact of 1952, sates cinematic cravings by the carload with open-air motion-picture showings. At dusk, projectionists broadcast back-to-back presentations of recent movie releases to audiences reclining in the comfort of their horseless buggies or desperately trying to maintain control of their buggyless horses. Auto-encased guests can bring cars to a halt in a spot away from view obstructions before tuning their radios to an FM station that transmits the film’s audio. Like scientific explanations for Bruce Wills’ ability to exit rooms through plate-glass windows, the movie schedule changes every week. Recent offerings have included blockbuster talkies such as Puss N Boots, Real Steel, and Footloose.
The Brazos Drive-in Theatre
Since 1952, the family-operated lot at The Brazos Drive-in Theatre has invited carloads of movie-lovers to kill their engines, tune their radios to 89.1 FM, and recline as far as their seats allow for the evening’s double features. The historic theatre is the longest continually running drive-in in Texas, and was almost obliterated near to its 50th anniversary when a tornado rampaged through the lot, ripping half of the screen apart and saving the audience from a Rob Schneider film. Refurbished to its former glory, the recently upgraded digital screen now lights up against the darkening sky to show premier films.