BUDA, Texas (KXAN) — Central Texas movie enthusiasts can tap into film nostalgia with the purchase of Doc’s Drive In Theatre, on sale for $3.99 million. The 7.9-acre site is situated at 1540 Satterwhite Rd. in Buda.

Included in the sale are three furnished movie-themed casitas, a commercial kitchen, a bar and a private club, Douglas Elliman Real Estate officials said in a release. The property is available to be developed on or redeveloped, officials added.

Michael Reisor, one of Douglas Elliman’s listing agents on the property, said the agency listed the property about 10 days ago and there’s been significant interest from prospective buyers.

“It’s been really special seeing people that love Doc’s, that know the business and that want to maybe add onto it or change nothing and keep it going,” he said. “It’s mostly been people so far that know and love the business and want to take part in it somehow.”

  • Central Texas movie enthusiasts can tap into film nostalgia with the purchase of Doc's Drive In Theatre, on sale for $3.99 million. The 7.9-acre site is situated at 1540 Satterwhite Rd. in Buda. (Courtesy: Ben Brennan with Foto ATX for Douglas Elliman Realty)
  • Central Texas movie enthusiasts can tap into film nostalgia with the purchase of Doc's Drive In Theatre, on sale for $3.99 million. The 7.9-acre site is situated at 1540 Satterwhite Rd. in Buda. (Courtesy: Ben Brennan with Foto ATX for Douglas Elliman Realty)
  • Central Texas movie enthusiasts can tap into film nostalgia with the purchase of Doc's Drive In Theatre, on sale for $3.99 million. The 7.9-acre site is situated at 1540 Satterwhite Rd. in Buda. (Courtesy: Ben Brennan with Foto ATX for Douglas Elliman Realty)
  • Central Texas movie enthusiasts can tap into film nostalgia with the purchase of Doc's Drive In Theatre, on sale for $3.99 million. The 7.9-acre site is situated at 1540 Satterwhite Rd. in Buda. (Courtesy: Ben Brennan with Foto ATX for Douglas Elliman Realty)
  • Central Texas movie enthusiasts can tap into film nostalgia with the purchase of Doc's Drive In Theatre, on sale for $3.99 million. The 7.9-acre site is situated at 1540 Satterwhite Rd. in Buda. (Courtesy: Ben Brennan with Foto ATX for Douglas Elliman Realty)
  • Central Texas movie enthusiasts can tap into film nostalgia with the purchase of Doc's Drive In Theatre, on sale for $3.99 million. The 7.9-acre site is situated at 1540 Satterwhite Rd. in Buda. (Courtesy: Ben Brennan with Foto ATX for Douglas Elliman Realty)
  • Central Texas movie enthusiasts can tap into film nostalgia with the purchase of Doc's Drive In Theatre, on sale for $3.99 million. The 7.9-acre site is situated at 1540 Satterwhite Rd. in Buda. (Courtesy: Ben Brennan with Foto ATX for Douglas Elliman Realty)
  • Central Texas movie enthusiasts can tap into film nostalgia with the purchase of Doc's Drive In Theatre, on sale for $3.99 million. The 7.9-acre site is situated at 1540 Satterwhite Rd. in Buda. (Courtesy: Ben Brennan with Foto ATX for Douglas Elliman Realty)
  • Central Texas movie enthusiasts can tap into film nostalgia with the purchase of Doc's Drive In Theatre, on sale for $3.99 million. The 7.9-acre site is situated at 1540 Satterwhite Rd. in Buda. (Courtesy: Ben Brennan with Foto ATX for Douglas Elliman Realty)
  • Central Texas movie enthusiasts can tap into film nostalgia with the purchase of Doc's Drive In Theatre, on sale for $3.99 million. The 7.9-acre site is situated at 1540 Satterwhite Rd. in Buda. (Courtesy: Ben Brennan with Foto ATX for Douglas Elliman Realty)

Reisor said that since COVID, Buda has gained a lot of commercial interests as other areas in and beyond Austin began skyrocketing in prices. During the pandemic, drive-in theaters spiked in interest amid social distancing practices; he credited Doc’s with helping attract new economic revenue generators to the area.

Owners Chris and Sarah Denny opened Doc’s Drive In Theatre in 2018 after being inspired by “the drive-in movie theater experience at the height of drive-in popularity in the 1950s and 1960s,” according to the business’ website. The site’s tiny homes are available for overnight stays, with a private beach onsite, per their website.

Reisor said that diversification of business opportunities could be resourceful for prospective buyers who could expand on the property’s theater and lodging components. But among listings available in the area, he said there’s especially been expressed interest in having a little slice of movie magic.

“Anything with movies and drive-ins, it brings back nostalgia and this kind of youth, family sweetness-like entertainment, a carefree atmosphere,” he said. “And I think, wouldn’t want to be a part of that?”