Tower Drive-In

2214 N. Broadway,
Poteau, OK 74953

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Tower Drive-In

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The Tower Drive-In opened in 1950. This drive-in has a single screen that measures 75 feet wide by 40 feet tall. The Tower Drive-In remains open today.

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kencmcintyre on September 6, 2007 at 2:52 am

There was also “Y” Drive-In in Poteau in the early sixties. I’m not sure if the name is supposed to be a rhetorical question.

Lauren Durbin
Lauren Durbin on March 21, 2008 at 8:58 pm

On a recent trip to Poteau I stopped at the library and looked for information on this theater. I couldn’t find any information. Long-time locals told me that there was only one drive-in theater in town – the Tower.
The name leads me to believe that if this existed, it was probably at or near one of the highway splits that resemble a “Y.” Either the 59/112 split on the north side of town or the 59/271 split on the south side of town. Of course this is just speculation as I was unable to find any evidence.

raybradley on June 18, 2009 at 12:03 am

We can thank roadsideok for these nice pictures,
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drivein2001 on January 25, 2011 at 3:36 am

The Drive Ins' website shows them to be closed for the season. They are to re-open this coming Spring…
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whorton on July 13, 2012 at 9:57 pm

From the AIDA database:

POTEAU (Le Flore County)

Tower Drive-in Theatre

Found ad in July 1952

Location given as 1 Mile North

Location: N 35° 4.50',W 94° 37.66'

Satellite photo shows little remains

1955 Theatre Catalog lists Ray Hughes an O.K. Kemp as Exec C300

1965 IMPA lists Hughes & Kemp as owners

1965 IMPA lists Capacity as 208

1984 IMPA lists P. Zearley as owner

Wesley Horton AIDA

Chris1982 on October 2, 2014 at 7:32 am

Their website gives this address: 2214 N. Broadway, Poteau, OK 74953 with the telephone number 918-647-3606. This address maps right to the drive-in.

whorton on July 22, 2016 at 3:43 am

To Lauren Durbin, I just noticed your question about the “Y” drive-in of Poteau. I can assure you that, yes there was a “Y” drive-in, It opened in 1949. If I knew how to get in touch with you, I could share the information.

Wesley Horton

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