Amarillo Landmark Seeking Help From GoFundMe To Keep Doors Open
Tascosa Drive-In theater is a much-loved landmark on the High Plains. Last week, during the extreme winds, the drive-in suffered heavy damage.
Since then, a GoFundMe has been set up to help the drive-in with costs of repair.
Comments on the GoFundMe page are almost exclusively supportive. Many in the area, and many from outside of our area, comment on how much their families' love this Amarillo staple.
One individual sought clarity on the issue of insurance coverage.
The GoFundMe is looking to raise $50,000, and at the time of this writing is currently trending.
On the description of the GoFundMe fundraiser, there is a bit of history about the theater given. According to the page description:
Tascosa Drive-In Theater was devastated by the menacing hurricane winds that bulldozed though our city. Pictures speak louder than words. My family made an investment 20 years ago, both monetary and emotionally, to the people and the city of Amarillo. We have survived despite replacing our gigantic screen, not once, but twice, expanded concessions to give customers variety, and converted to digital to keep our gates open. Tascosa Drive-In has become a part of Amarillo’s fabric. Tascosa Drive-In can be found in our Panhandle Plains Museum, Texas Magazine, AGN, Austin’s newspaper, Dallas newspaper, and all around the Panhandle. Amarillo’s drive-in brings families from all over the world to our city, which helps our tourism economy. We now need Amarillo to make an investment in us. Please help us repair this drive-in back to something special for this city. We are asking for donations to help pay for costly repairs to both our marquee towers and screen. Without help our theater may be in jeopardy.
You can see more photos of the damage by visiting the Tascosa Drive-In Facebook page, and can view the GoFundMe fundraiser by going here.