The Bonham Drive-In Theatre was probably built in the fifties and it closed down sometime in the 80s. All that is left is the old marquee sign. The new land owners have demolished the only remaining building (old ticket booth) and the North Texas Auctions building was added along with the a chain link barbed wire fence.
The Bonham Drive-In Theatre Marquee Condition
The sign is in rough shape. Most of the neon is gone and one of the letters is missing. The announcement board was removed (or just covers the old board) and the new company name was added. The Bonham Drive-In Theatre Marquee is in desperate need of restoration and preservation.
This beautiful vintage sign would look incredible all lit on this dark country Highway.
The Bonham Drive-In Theatre marquee is located just west of Bonham, Texas off HWY 56 just before you get into town. You can’t miss it.
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Please Note: This article was originally posted on my personal blog on January 29th, 2015 and the pictures were taken in September 2014. It was posted to VanishingTexas.com on July 31st, 2017. That site is no longer affiliated with us. All content from that site is slowly being migrated and updated to this site. The original article will not be updated. As new information and images are found this article will be updated.
About The Images
This images were shot by hand with my Sony Nex-3N and a Sony SEL16F28 16mm f/2.8 as the storms were about to pass through the area. I then edited the images in Adobe Lightroom. I then post processed them with Topaz Clarity to add texture, bright the image, and bring out the details in the images. Then I removed the dust spots and rain spots. I then used Topaz DeNoise to remove the noise from the image