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Old 12-12-2007, 05:54 PM
 
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Primo, you rule.

 
Old 12-12-2007, 05:55 PM
 
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Default Fredricksburg Drive In

Now these are some REALLY OLD Pics. Can any member of the board estimate how old this is? Northwest Shopping center isn't even there (I am not even sure I-10 is there!), but the VFW post is.



 
Old 12-12-2007, 06:07 PM
 
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Default Handy Andy

Not sure of the location of this one: Anyone know?

 
Old 12-12-2007, 06:17 PM
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Great pics once again, Primo!

The bottom pic of the Fred Rd Drive Inn is from 1964...the David Niven movie on the marquee is 'Pink Panther' and that was released March 20, 1964.

The top pic of Fred Rd is probably late 40s or early 50s by the look of the few cars through a magnifying glass!! There's also no sign of I-10 and I don't think interstate highway construction really got going until the mid to late 50s in the Eisenhower era. I did find this though on I-10 construction...

'In Texas, Interstate 10 was an original Interstate Highway, and it was approved by the Bureau of Public Roads in 1959 and by the Texas State Highway Commission in 1962 with 879 miles.9 Sections of Interstate 10 were under construction in Texas between 1959 and the mid-1990s. Early emphasis was on completing the sections through and between San Antonio and Houston; this section of road was mostly done by 1968 and completely open by 1972.'

I remember the Trail and of course, I also remember the X rated films like those that are on the marquee in the pic!
 
Old 12-12-2007, 06:34 PM
 
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Not sure of the location of this one: Anyone know?

Is that the old location at the corner of West and I-10??? If it is where I am thinking...there once was a chinese/mexican buffet there, I'm thinking itwas it called Wokamole or something silly like that.
 
Old 12-12-2007, 06:39 PM
 
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[SIZE=2]Cinema I, II & III North Star Mall was opened in September, 1964 and owned by General Cinema. It originally had two screens and later added a third. The cinema was closed on March 15, 1984. The cinema was razed for further development in the mall.[/SIZE]


[SIZE=2]The Legendary Colonies North Mall[/SIZE]
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[SIZE=2]Cinematex Colonies Theatre was opened in 1970 in the Colonies North Mall. The second owner was John Santikos. The theatre closed in 1979.[/SIZE]

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Wonderland In her Prime












Central Park Fox


Fredricksburg Drive In



[SIZE=2]The Drive-In Theatre was the first drive-in built in San Antonio, thus the name. In 1946 the name was changed to Fredericksburg Road Drive-In Theatre. This was after the Trail Drive-In opened. The drive-in was razed in 1986. It was owned by John Santikos.[/SIZE]


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Primo great pics, thanks for those. They are awesome.
 
Old 12-12-2007, 08:16 PM
 
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Not sure of the location of this one: Anyone know?

I determined this is the one near Our Lady of the Lake University.
 
Old 12-12-2007, 08:18 PM
 
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Yes, I spent a lot of time at the Summers Rexall Drugstore across from the main post office. I worked there as well as the other 29 locations during the summer, on weekends and during holidays. As for Playland Park, that was a favorite place to go for hours of fun. I lived in San Antonio from the time I was a couple months old till I was married and moved for a short time and then back home! I grew up with San Antonio.
 
Old 12-12-2007, 08:19 PM
 
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Looks like the one near the Dillards in South San.
 
Old 12-12-2007, 08:31 PM
 
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Drive-in theaters! There was the Loop 13, San Pedro, Roxy, too. Great for family fun as well as groups of teens. I remember sitting on top of our garage as kids, when the Loop 13 was new and just watching the cartoons. We lived only a few blocks away.
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