Driving between the towns of Nacogdoches and Lufkin in East Texas, you’ll pass the Redland Drive-In Theatre. Located along Highway 59 in Angelina county, the Redland Drive-in Theatre has been around since the early 50’s. With a capacity of 400 cars, it was the place to be on weekends. Families could bring snacks and drinks and make a night of fun and entertainment. The Redland was a lot like the drive-in my parents would go to when I was a kid. You hung the wedge shaped speaker on the window and listened to the movie in your car. As kids, we generally fell asleep in the back seat giving my folks some peace and quiet to enjoy the movie.
As technology progressed and we began to use other means to watch movies like VCR’s and DVD players, the demand for a night at the drive-in declined and they became obsolete. The Redland went from showing family friendly movies to showing adult films in the late 80’s, eventually closing for good in the early 90’s. The original screen stand and the marquee are still there on the site but the remainder of the property is now used for salvage and storage.
Taken with the Fuji X-T2 and the XF16-55mm lens. Processed in Lightroom and Viveza 2.