Trail Drive-In

Richland Avenue and S. Taylor Street,
Enid, OK 73703

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Trail Drive-In

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In 1955, the Trail Drive-In was operated by Video Independent Theaters Inc. with a 400 car capacity and a single screen.

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Lauren Durbin
Lauren Durbin on September 21, 2008 at 4:14 am

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.

raybradley on March 9, 2011 at 1:26 am

Now and then photos of the Trail Drive-In can be seen on this link,

jwmovies on December 23, 2012 at 2:29 am

Approx. address for this drive-in was 3000 North Grand Avenue.

okie78 on May 3, 2013 at 10:05 pm

I’m wanting to know whose the owner of that drive in. I would love to see about opening it back up.

mmarshall on July 28, 2014 at 5:11 am

Okie 78, the current owner of the Trail Drive-In site is Remax Premier Realtors in Enid. The concession stand is gone and the parking area is overgrown with trees coming up through the asphalt. It would take a major restoration effort to bring the theater back but there is a demand for it judging by the number of people who say they would support it.

mmarshall on July 28, 2014 at 5:19 am

Lauren, you are correct. The Trail Drive-In site is located on South Van Buren and the screen can still be seen from Highway 81.

Drive-In 54
Drive-In 54 on April 14, 2015 at 1:20 am

The correct address is:

Richland Ave & S.Taylor St. Enid, OK

DavidZornig on October 5, 2015 at 4:07 am

Undated exterior photo added, photo credit & copyright Oklahoma Historical Society. Via the Enid Oklahoma Old Post Cards Facebook page.

northenidirregular on February 27, 2016 at 9:38 am

Lauren Durbin: sorry but you are respectfully incorrect. The Enid Drive In Theatre was located off of Oxford Street across from the Enid fairgrounds and close to North Enid. I remember when the theatre was still open. It had two crescent moons facing each other with faces on them. This one got snuck into all the time because it was close to where people lived. I grew up near this one. The Trail drive inn is the one south of town. It is south of meadowlake park, just east of Van Buren road, behind and close to where the days Inn is located on vanburen. The remains of the screen are there, although the box housing and sign around the back of the screen have been removed. I remember this one better because it stayed open longer..closing in the 1980s. I saw the movies American graffiti and young Frankenstein here back in the early 1970’s with my family.

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