Oklahoma Drive-ins

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Chief Drive-in
Chickasha, OK
The Chief Drive-in was built in 1949 and is still in operation. It is open on weekends, year-round. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Beacon Drive-in
Guthrie, OK
The Beacon Drive-in opened in 1950. The "Beacon" lettering disappeared from the screen tower sometime between 2006 and 2011 when these photos were taken. The ticket booth was also either refurbished or replaced. For more, see this website. [map]

Admiral Twin Drive-in
Tulsa, OK
2006: 2019:
The Admiral Twin Drive-in opened in 1951 as the Modern Aire Drive-in with a single screen. In 1952, a second screen was added and the name was changed. This unusual original screen tower was double-sided. In 2010, the screen tower was destroyed in a fire. In 2012, the screen tower was rebuilt in a similar style and the drive-in reopened. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

Winchester Drive-in
Oklahoma City, OK
The Winchester Drive-in opened in 1968 and is still operating as a single screen. This neon sign has been here since the beginning. It features a 35 foot tall cowboy holding a Winchester rifle. As far as anyone knows, he was not modeled after anyone. The sign's paint and six neon colors are original. The cowboy's arm still waves in five-part animation. In 2010, the sign was damaged by hail and the neon was replaced. The ticket booth at this drive-in is also decorated with neon. These photos are from 2012. The screentower was painted blue around 2015. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]