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Popular Coyote Drive-In movie theater heads east with expansion plans

Popular Coyote Drive-In movie theater heads east with expansion plans

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Coyote Drive-In will soon expand from Fort Worth to Lewisville in an effort to resurrect drive-in movie theaters. Photo courtesy of Coyote Drive In

Coyote Drive-In has proven to be a popular concept since it opened on Panther Island in Fort Worth in 2013, and now the owners are looking to expand the brand with a new location in Lewisville.

The Lewisville City Council voted on Monday, January 5, to approve the special use permit requested by Coyote Theater LLC to build a drive-in movie theater with five screens, a 10,000-square-foot restaurant and open air pavilion, and a children’s play area.

A unique feature that Coyote Drive-In offers is the ability to watch a movie even if you don't have a car. Similar to Fort Worth, the Lewisville location will feature grassy areas close to the screen where people who arrive by foot, bike or other non-motorized transportation can set up lawn chairs and personal speakers.

The theater will be built on just over 34 acres at the southeast corner of Midway Road and Holford’s Prairie Road, a few blocks west of Sam Rayburn Tollway.

According to the Lewisville Texan Journal, the owners are hoping to open the theater later in 2015, in time for peak outdoor moviegoing season, which generally runs May to September. Each of the theater's five screens will show a double feature nightly, just as the three screens at the Fort Worth location do.

Ticket prices will remain the same, at $8 for adults and $6 for children.