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NYozoner commented about Ellis Drive-In on Jan 22, 2011 at 7:21 am

According to this site:
http://www.driveins.org/de-wilmington-ellis.html

This drive-in operated as the Brandywine Drive-In from 1949-1955, and then was renamed the Ellis Drive-In after Philadelphia-based Ellis Theatres assumed operation, and went by Ellis Drive-In until closing in 1965.

Depending on your outlook, the heading should read either;
Ellis Drive-in, AKA Brandywine Drive-In,
or
Brandywine Drive-In, AKA Ellis Drive-In.

My preference is the former, since it went by Ellis Drive-In more recently, and for more year than Brandywine Drive-In, not that it makes very much difference either way.

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NYozoner commented about Vue Dale Drive-In on Jan 22, 2011 at 1:11 am

I’m not saying the name of the drive-in should change. What I am saying is that it was previously called Auto Vue Drive-In, so there should be an “also known as” added to the heading. Hence the acronym AKA in the prefix.

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NYozoner commented about Vue Dale Drive-In on Jan 21, 2011 at 11:18 pm

Heading should be updated to: AKA Auto Vue Drive-In

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NYozoner commented about Pow Wow Drive-In on Jan 21, 2011 at 4:41 am

The drive-in is located on the west side of Old State Hwy 56, about 1.5 miles north of town.

Here is a 1971 aerial photo of the drive-in, courtesy of Earth Explorer and USGS:
http://flic.kr/p/9bTBxz

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NYozoner commented about V. A. Drive-In on Jan 21, 2011 at 3:35 am

Old State Highway 7 & Alma Rd, Velma, OK 73491

The above address will map accurately to the location of the drive-in, which was on the southeast corner of the intersection.

Here is a 1973 aerial photo of the drive-in, courtesy of Earth Explorer and USGS:
http://flic.kr/p/9bW6xW

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NYozoner commented about Chickasaw Drive-In on Jan 21, 2011 at 1:39 am

Oklahoma 22 & S Refuge Rd, Tishomingo, OK 73460

The above address will map close to the location of the drive-in, which was on OK-22 east of town, on the north side of the hwy.

Here is a 1963 aerial photo of the drive-in, courtesy of Earth Explorer and USGS:
http://flic.kr/p/9bUCJE

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NYozoner commented about Starlite Drive-In on Jan 21, 2011 at 12:52 am

Both the Starlite Drive-In and Comet Drive-In opened in spring 1948 on Hwy 7, ¼ west of Sulphur. They were across the street from each other, with the Comet on the north side and the Starlite to the south. Only one survived into the 1960s, the Comet, as the Starlite had disappeared in the 1960 aerial photo.

Here is a 1954 aerial photo showing both drive-ins, courtesy of Earth Explorer and USGS:
http://flic.kr/p/9bUgPC

Here is a 1960 aerial photo showing the Comet Drive-In on the north sideof Hwy 7, and no more Starlite Drive-In:
http://flic.kr/p/9bUnfs

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NYozoner commented about Moonlite Drive-In on Jan 21, 2011 at 12:17 am

Here is a 1964 aerial photo of the drive-in, courtesy of Earth Explorer and USGS:

http://flic.kr/p/9bU2oN

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NYozoner commented about Joyce Drive-In on Jan 20, 2011 at 8:15 am

The drive-in was located on US-69 about 2 miles south of Pryor Creek, on the east side of the hwy.

Here is a topo map noting the location of the drive-in, courtesy of MSRMaps and UDGS:

View link

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NYozoner commented about Sky Vue Drive-In on Jan 20, 2011 at 4:16 am

Grand opening was on Sept 1, 1952, as the Park Vu Drive-In. Ownership changed in 1955, and drive-in was renamed to Sky Vue.

My suggestion is the change the name of this listing to Sky Vue Drive-in, also known as Park Vu Drive-In, as the drive-in spent most of its 30+ year lifetime known as the Sky Vue, while going by Park Vu for only 3 years.

The location of the drive-in is on US 60, east of Nowata.

U.S. 60 & N4160 Rd, Nowata, OK 74048

The above address will map to the nearest intersection, with the drive-in being on the north side of US 60, roughly .2 miles west of the intersection.

The drive-in is clearly visible on Google Earth using 2003 or earlier imagery.

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NYozoner commented about Bi-State Drive-In on Jan 20, 2011 at 3:49 am

The drive-in is less than half a mile from the state line, hence the name Bi-State Drive-in.

However, the drive-in is not in Nash, but is north of Medford. Nash is about 30 miles southwest of the drive-in.

U.S. 81 & E0020 Rd, Medford, OK 73759

The above address will map to the location of the nearest intersection, which places the drive-in on the west side of US-81 approximately .6 miles to the north of the intersection.

The drive-in is also clearly visible on Google Earth using 2003 or earlier imagery.

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NYozoner commented about Tinker Drive-In on Jan 20, 2011 at 3:07 am

The address “2301 N. Air Depot Boulevard, Midwest City, OK” was way off, and there were no drive-ins on or near N. Air Depot Rd, according to 1954 aerial photos.

The S. Airport Rd address puts the drive-in just a few blocks away from Tinker AFB Airport, and there just happens to be a drive-in visible there in the 1954 aerial photo.

“2301 N. Air Depot Boulevard” might have been valid in 1950, but is does not map anywhere near the correct location today.

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NYozoner commented about Tinker Drive-In on Jan 20, 2011 at 3:00 am

This is a comment given on Facebook for the drive-ins of Midwest City;

“In the 1950s MWC had two outdoor drive in theaters. The Bomber Drive In at the SW corner of Douglass & 15th Street & The Tinker Drive In West side of Air Depot at Adair Blvd.Both Theaters were busy on weekends.”

Using that information, the correct address for the Tinker Drive-in should be:

S Air Depot Blvd & Adair Blvd, Midwest City, OK 73110

Here is a 1954 aerial photo of the drive-in, courtesy of Earth Explorer and USGS:

http://flic.kr/p/9bG6P5

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NYozoner commented about Sooner Drive-In on Jan 20, 2011 at 1:48 am

Walmart is on the site of the Tri-State Drive-In, a different drive-in which was located on the north end of Miami on Hwy 69.

The Sooner Drive-In was about .5 miles southwest of Miami, also on Hwy 69.

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NYozoner commented about Cinema 69 Drive-In on Jan 20, 2011 at 1:40 am

The status of this drive-in should be updated to closed/demolished.

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NYozoner commented about Carlton Drive-In on Jan 20, 2011 at 1:29 am

The Sky Vu was renamed the Carlton in March 1959. This listing should be merged into the Carlton Drive-In listing, as it was called the Sky Vu from 1950-59, and the Carlton from 1959 until its closing in the early 1980s.

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NYozoner commented about Longhorn Drive-In on Jan 20, 2011 at 1:06 am

There was indeed a drive-in on the east side of Hwy 81, north of Marlow.

Here is a 1974 aerial photo of the drive-in, courtesy of Earth Explorer and USGS:

http://flic.kr/p/9bEUV5

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NYozoner commented about Buckskin Drive-In on Jan 19, 2011 at 10:17 pm

3502 Oklahoma 48, Holdenville, OK 74848

The above address will map accurately to the location of the drive-in, which was situated on the east side of OK-48 south of the intersection.

Here is a 1971 aerial photo which shows the remains of the drive-in, which closed in the late 1950s:

http://flic.kr/p/9bzV3c

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NYozoner commented about Derrick Drive-In on Jan 19, 2011 at 9:00 pm

U.S. 70 & Oklahoma 76, Healdton, OK 73438

The above address will map to the location of the drive-in, which was situated to the southwest corner of the intersection.

Here is a 1967 aerial photo of the drive-in, courtesy of Earth Explorer and USGS:

http://flic.kr/p/9bC8Sj

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NYozoner commented about Cardinal Drive-In on Jan 19, 2011 at 3:07 am

14782 N Memorial Dr, Collinsville, OK 74021

The above address will accurately map to the location of the drive-in.

Here is a topo map which displays the location of the drive-in:

View link

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NYozoner commented about Oak Hills Drive-In on Jan 19, 2011 at 2:52 am

Mike,

The Tower was another drive-in, on Broadway in the north part of town. The Tower is already listed on CT: /theaters/20849/

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NYozoner commented about Kiamichi Drive-In on Jan 18, 2011 at 7:29 pm

U.S. 271 & New Hope Rd, Antlers, OK 74523

The above address will map accurately to the location of the drive-in, which was at the northeast corner of the intersection.

Here is a 1961 aerial photo of the drive-in, courtesy of Earth Explorer and USGS:

http://flic.kr/p/9bmdJ1

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NYozoner commented about Caddo Drive-In on Jan 18, 2011 at 7:12 pm

U.S. 281 & Wal Mart Rd, Anadarko, OK 73005

The above address will map accurately to the location of the drive-in, with another insidious Wal Mart store occupying a former drive-in property.

Here is a 1974 aerial photo of the drive-in, courtesy of Earth Explorer and USGS:

http://flic.kr/p/9bm331

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NYozoner commented about Oak Hills Drive-In on Jan 18, 2011 at 9:51 am

Arlington St & N Monte Vista St, Ada, OK 74820

The above address will map accurately to the location of the drive-in, which was located at the southeast corner of the intersection.

Here is a 1957 aerial photo of the drive-in, courtesy of Earth Explorer and USGS:

http://flic.kr/p/9bc2oT

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NYozoner commented about Tower Drive-In on Jan 18, 2011 at 9:35 am

Broadway & Tower Cir, Ada, OK 74820

The above address will map accurately to the location of the drive-in.

There was no drive-in theatre on Sandy Creek Dr, according to the 1957 aerial photos.

Here is a 1957 aerial photo of the Tower Drive-In on Broadway, courtesy of Earth Explorer and USGS:

http://flic.kr/p/9bf5b3