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Lauren Durbin commented about Britton Theater on May 1, 2010 at 10:16 am

Just to throw some more uncertainty in, the Polk City Directory of 1951 lists it at 1001 NW Britton. I’ll try to drive by today and see if I can narrow it down.

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Lauren Durbin commented about Trolley Town Music Hall on May 1, 2010 at 12:47 am

Mother nature is helping the restoration effort. Its nice to see that the original design is still present under the ugly facade.

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Lauren Durbin commented about Blue Moon Theatre on May 1, 2010 at 12:35 am

This theater is listed at 2219 Exchange in the 1931 Polk City Directory.

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Lauren Durbin commented about 69 Drive-In on Feb 5, 2010 at 9:13 pm

This theater has been closed for a long time and can now be classified as demolished.

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Lauren Durbin commented about Gentry Cinema on Feb 5, 2010 at 9:09 pm

Dropped by this theater yesterday (02/04/2010) and it is closed and still for sale.

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Lauren Durbin commented about Cine 2 Theatre on Nov 28, 2009 at 12:47 am

From looking at Google Maps, it appears as though this theater has been demolished.

The theater is standing if you look at this view from 3rd Street:
http://tinyurl.com/yct3z9k

Once you try to zoom in, the building is reduced to a foundation.
http://tinyurl.com/ygclpkt

Such a shame.

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Lauren Durbin commented about Brixton Square 8 on Nov 17, 2009 at 9:30 am

This theater should be updated to closed. The renovation into office space has been completed, but the building is still vacant.

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Lauren Durbin commented about Austin Drive-In on Nov 3, 2009 at 11:04 pm

This drive-in was at 4454 Cache Rd.

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Lauren Durbin commented about 81 Drive-In on Oct 16, 2009 at 11:24 pm

This theater looks to be a duplicate of the 81 Drive-In listed in Comanche, OK. I wonder which city can rightly claim this one?

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Lauren Durbin commented about Bi-State Drive-In on Oct 16, 2009 at 4:56 pm

I went by this theater a couple of months ago and it actually isn’t totally demolished. The ticket booth is still present as is the concession stand and some playground equipment. However, the location is extremely overgrown. I usually am not daunted by tall grass, but after one tick I took off. I took some pictures, though, and will update my website tonight.

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Lauren Durbin commented about Texas Theatre on Sep 17, 2009 at 4:52 pm

I was in San Angelo for business and happened to run into the San Angelo Paranormal Studies (SAPS) group that was about to go inside and they invited me along. I was pretty unprepared, but still got some neat shots. Its in pretty sad shape. The original owner gave us the tour and said the guy that was renovating it ran into legal/financial trouble. The inside was pretty wrecked by the renovator.

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Lauren Durbin commented about Campus Theatre on Aug 14, 2009 at 4:25 pm

So sad! Thanks for the article.

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Lauren Durbin commented about Fireboys Theater on Aug 14, 2009 at 12:43 pm

The area of S. Washington & W. 8th Street is residential at this time.

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Lauren Durbin commented about Campus Theatre on Aug 14, 2009 at 12:36 pm

The address of Hideaway is 230 S Knoblock, Stillwater, OK.

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Lauren Durbin commented about Campus Theatre on Aug 14, 2009 at 12:35 pm

I’m pretty sure this one has been demolished with a new building rebuilt on the site. The building that currently sits on the lot is only one story and hosts Stillwater’s Hideaway Pizza. If it is the same building, then it has been significantly altered. Check out the bird’s eye view below and compare to Seymour Cox’s photo:

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Lauren Durbin commented about Corral Drive-In on Jul 24, 2009 at 12:18 am

How awesome to see that an Oklahoma drive-in has reopened! Since we have recently lost the Weatherford and Ponca City theaters, it is great to see the Corral re-enter the game. I cannot wait to take the trip to Guymon for a night at the movies.

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Lauren Durbin on Jul 14, 2009 at 11:08 pm

This site would seem to prove that this was never a cinema:
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Lauren Durbin commented about Bison Theater on Feb 22, 2009 at 10:13 pm

I passed by this building today at 23rd and Lottie. I suspect it may be the Bison. Opinions?
http://tinyurl.com/bisontheater

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Lauren Durbin commented about Mayflower Theater on Feb 22, 2009 at 9:15 pm

Was this the Mayflower Theater?
http://tinyurl.com/bkvrfk

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Lauren Durbin commented about Northwest 8 on Feb 22, 2009 at 12:18 pm

The building is now a training center for Express Personnel Services.

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Lauren Durbin commented about Memorial Square 8 on Feb 22, 2009 at 12:13 pm

This theater was demolished for a few restaurants and a now-defunct Circuit City.

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Lauren Durbin commented about West Park Cinema on Feb 21, 2009 at 2:14 pm

The address for the post office is:

6421 North Macarthur Boulevard,
Oklahoma City, OK 73132

That at least gives a relative address. I have been to that PO several times, but never realized a theater was near the location.

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Lauren Durbin commented about Britton Theater on Feb 21, 2009 at 11:11 am

Yeah, Google Maps is way off. The Britton Theater is the second building to the west of the SW corner of Britton Road and Francis Ave. From the Google air photo, it has a black and white roof.
The theater looks as though it was later used under the name “Art Box” as that is what is on a sign over the doors. The locals seem to have renamed the abandoned theater again to “Fart Box.”

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Lauren Durbin commented about Trail Drive-In on Sep 20, 2008 at 11:14 pm

There were two drive-ins in Enid. One was called the Enid Drive-In and one was called the Trail Drive-In. I believe that we have the theaters flip-flopped here. The Trail Drive-In was located on the north side of town on Grand Ave. between Oxford and Cornell (see linked map). According to a friend that grew up in Enid, the Trail was demolished after a teen fell from the top of the screen tower. Mr. Carlisle’s images are of the Enid Drive-In.

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Lauren Durbin on Sep 20, 2008 at 9:14 pm

Roadside Oklahoma photos have been moved to: http://tinyurl.com/drumright