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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.
Mother nature is helping the restoration effort. Its nice to see that the original design is still present under the ugly facade.
This theater has been closed for a long time and can now be classified as demolished.
Dropped by this theater yesterday (02/04/2010) and it is closed and still for sale.
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:
Once you try to zoom in, the building is reduced to a foundation.
Such a shame.
This theater should be updated to closed. The renovation into office space has been completed, but the building is still vacant.
This drive-in was at 4454 Cache Rd.
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?
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.
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.
So sad! Thanks for the article.
The area of S. Washington & W. 8th Street is residential at this time.
The address of Hideaway is 230 S Knoblock, Stillwater, OK.
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:
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.
This site would seem to prove that this was never a cinema:
I passed by this building today at 23rd and Lottie. I suspect it may be the Bison. Opinions?
Was this the Mayflower Theater?
The building is now a training center for Express Personnel Services.
This theater was demolished for a few restaurants and a now-defunct Circuit City.
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.
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.”
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.
Roadside Oklahoma photos have been moved to: http://tinyurl.com/drumright
This former cinema is now a community theater.