Hillcrest Drive-In

3500 SW 59th Street,
Oklahoma City, OK 73159

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Hillcrest Drive-In

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This was another of the larger drive-ins in the Oklahoma City area. It opened in 1964 and was operated by US Cinemas of Oklahoma with a 1,400 car capacity. It was a single screen and closed in 1992. The only trace of the drive in today is the entrance on Portland and the theatre drive way.

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namilliron
namilliron on September 13, 2010 at 4:44 am

As a 10-year old in 1978, I went to see STAR WARS at this DI, only to be EXTREMELY disappointed to learn that EAT MY DUST (with Ron Howard) would be shown first.

Never seen EMD since, and hope/pray I never do.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on June 24, 2011 at 10:19 pm

Can’t understand the reason for showing that first,it had to be summer time,what were they thinking,ahhhhhh,Concession sells!!!!!

kpdennis
kpdennis on November 19, 2015 at 7:06 pm

My parents took us to a few films at this drive-in in the late 1960s and early 1970s. The Hillcrest sat next to Will Rogers World Airport, and the jets flying in and out often drowned out the audio!

Kenmore
Kenmore on December 20, 2016 at 6:33 pm

A closer address (at least for Google) is 3500 SW 59th St, Oklahoma City, OK 73159. This puts the address on the west side of the highway where the drive-in was located. The drive-in itself was south of the address at the end of the entrance road which starts just to the east of the 3500 SW 59th St indication. http://tinyurl.com/jmhnf7x

whorton
whorton on November 1, 2017 at 9:51 pm

Could someone delete the 11 year old dead links to roadsideoklahoma.com and other sites…

How about removing the really helpful niggling comments about the empirical physical address. (Sorry, such conversations are just a waste of time.)

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