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. This photo is from 2011. The back of the sceentower is gone now. For more, see this website. [map]

Beacon Drive-in
Guthrie, OK
2006: 2020:
The Beacon Drive-in opened in 1950. The "Beacon" lettering disappeared from the screen tower by 2008. The ticket booth was also either refurbished or replaced by then. 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]