With the closing of Tascosa Drive-In, Amarillo is now officially without a drive-in theater. At one point, there were several operating in Yellow City. Here's a look back at the history of the drive-in in Amarillo, Texas.

Tascosa Drive-In

This one hurts. The Tascosa Drive-In has been a staple in Amarillo for a very long time. Over the past couple of years, we've all watched as the future of our beloved drive-in became more and more uncertain. Eventually, the tragic news was announced that Tascosa Drive-In would close.

Their social media went quiet...and that was pretty much it. There was an auction scheduled that was canceled, but not much else.

The Twin Drive-In

The Twin Drive-In opened in 1952 and was enormous. It sat on 17 acres and had a massive capacity of 1,008 cars. This gave the Twin the ability to claim that it was the largest drive-in in the entire state of Texas, where everything is bigger.

The Twin got its name from the two screens showing separate features. The dual-screen approach to running a theater was incredibly rare in the 50s.

One of the screens burned down, and the drive-in was never able to fully recover. Where The Twin once stood, you'll find the Walmart on Georgia now.

Trail Drive-In

The Trail Drive-In opened in 1948. It was located on the Blvd and had enough space for 400 cars. In 1966, faulty wiring caused a fire that damaged the screen. It would only last for another 11 years.

The Trail Drive-In would close for good in 1977.

Palo Duro Drive-In

The Palo Duro Drive-In opened in the late 1940s. Early on, you could fit 400 cars inside of the Palo Duro Drive-In. Not content with a mere 400 cars, it was eventually expanded to allow room for 533. Seats were also provided for 100 "walk-in" customers.

Palo Durco Drive-In would last around 20 years before closing down.

Sunset Drive-In

The late 40s were a popular time to open a drive-in, apparently. In 1949, the Sunset Drive-In opened on W. 9th. Drive-ins must have been getting plenty of business. The operator of Sunset Drive-In also operated the Trail Drive-In and opened the Tascosa Drive-In.

If you're familiar with the Winchester Apartments, you're familiar with the spot where the Sunset Drive-In once stood.

Skyway Drive-In

The Skyway Drive-In opened in 1950. To set itself apart from the flood of drive-ins opening in the late 40s, the Skyway supposedly had someone parachute into the drive-in theater and deliver the first film. The capacity was around 500 cars.

In 1961, Skyway started showing Spanish-speaking films. Skyway would only last a total of 14 years. In 1964, Skyway showed its final two features.

Skyway was demolished to make room for I-40. An access road now sits where the Skyway used to stand.

Downtown Amarillo Over The Years

Downtown Amarillo has seen an incredible metamorphosis. Take a look at the photos below to see just how much it's changed--you won't believe the difference.

Gallery Credit: Sarah Clark

Sixth Street Over The Years - WOW! What A Change!

Sixth Street in Amarillo looked incredibly different not too long ago. Have you forgotten what it looked like in 2007? Buckle up, the ride is incredible.

Gallery Credit: Sarah Clark

Check Out The Original Names For These Amarillo Streets

It's hard to imagine these well-known Amarillo streets as any other name. Try to imagine giving directions to someone while using their original names. Gets tricky, doesn't it?

The new names (that we currently know them by) came mostly from associates of Henry Luckett, who drew the first map of the area. When this took place exactly, records do not show, but the street name revamp is covered extensively in 'Old Town Amarillo' by Judge John Crudgington, published in the Plains Historical Review in 1957.

Gallery Credit: Sarah Clark