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Chet Cuccia
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From: Orange, TX
Registered: Apr 2005


 - posted April 08, 2005 07:20 AM      Profile for Chet Cuccia   Email Chet Cuccia         Edit/Delete Post 
I lived in Houston, Texas when I was a little kid back in the early 1960s. I remember my parents and I going to a walk-in movie theatre called the Santa Rosa, which was located on Telephone Road. I also remember us going to a drive-in theatre called the Winkler, which was located on Winkler Drive at Telephone Road. Even though both theatres are closed down, would anybody out there happen to have any information on them, such as the dates that they opened and closed? What would be great would be if someone has photographs of them and can post them on Cinematour.

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David W Brooks
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 - posted April 22, 2005 08:37 PM      Profile for David W Brooks   Email David W Brooks         Edit/Delete Post 
I remember the Winkler. Saw "River of No Return" there back in the 1950s. I think it was one of the first drive-ins in the Houston area to put up a wide screen for CinemaScope pictures. It is long gone now. Memories.

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Alberto Rea
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There is something that looks like an old movie theater near telephone road and Reveille, I believe it was turned into a porn theater for awhile then closed, i'm certain it will be torn down as they are building adoctors office.

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Bill Gabel
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The Winkler Drive-In had a capacity of 400 cars and in 1960 the owner or booker was Bordertown-Lone Star.

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Chet Cuccia
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 - posted May 20, 2005 10:20 AM      Profile for Chet Cuccia   Email Chet Cuccia         Edit/Delete Post 
I read on Drive-Ins.Com that Underwood & Ezell were the owners of the Winkler Drive-In. It looks like I'll never find anyone who has a picture of it.

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