Trail Drive-In

1351 Richland Avenue,
Enid, OK 73703

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Trail Drive-In

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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raybradley
raybradley on March 8, 2011 at 5:26 pm

Now and then photos of the Trail Drive-In can be seen on this link,
http://www.enidbuzz.com/driveinmovie.htm

okie78
okie78 on May 3, 2013 at 2:05 pm

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

mmarshall
mmarshall on July 27, 2014 at 9:11 pm

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
mmarshall on July 27, 2014 at 9:19 pm

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 13, 2015 at 5:20 pm

The correct address is:

Richland Ave & S.Taylor St. Enid, OK

DavidZornig
DavidZornig on October 4, 2015 at 8:07 pm

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

northenidirregular
northenidirregular on February 27, 2016 at 1:38 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.

ohp148
ohp148 on July 2, 2017 at 4:24 pm

I grew up in Enid. My parents took me to both drive ins in the 50’s. In the early 60’s while in High School I was at the Trail almost every week end in the summer months and when it was open in the winter. Many wonderful memories. The Trail was a very nice place. The Enid Drive in not always so nice. The Trail was on the sout side and the Enid up in North Enid, area near the Fair Grounds. I only lived a few blocks east and could watch the movie from our back yard. I am now 71 years old and haven’t lived in Enid since 1966 but have many wonderful memories.

davidcoppock
davidcoppock on July 3, 2017 at 12:46 am

Was there a trail there once?

jwmovies
jwmovies on February 27, 2019 at 1:40 am

A more accurate address for this theater is 1351 Richland Ave, Enid, OK 73703. This points directly to the entrance road.

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