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 Location
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 to my personal blog on January 29th, 2015.
About The Image
This image was shot by hand with my Sony Nex-3N and a Sony SEL16F28 16mm f/2.8 as the storms were about to pass through. I then edited it in Adobe Lightroom. I then post processed with Topaz Clarity to add texture, bright the image, and bring out the details in the image. Then removed the dust spots and rain spots. I then used Topaz DeNoise to remove the noise from the image