Northwest Hi-Way Drive-In

3215 NW Expressway,
Oklahoma City, OK 73106

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Northwest Hi-Way Drive-In.

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The Northwest Hi-Way Drive-In opened in 1947 and was operated by Starlight Amusement. It had a single screen and a 756 car capacity. It closed in 1979 and was later demolished and a Marriot Hotel now sits on the site.

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whorton on July 13, 2012 at 11:01 am

I dare say that clipping looks very familiar. Perhaps it came from a listing I posted on another site, contrasting the first and the last ad from the drive in. Notice too, the Altus Drive in ad.

See the posting at:

The Northwest Highway was Oklahoma City’s first drive in. Opening the same day that the Odom’s drive in opened on S. Shields. (Later to become the Barton’s ‘77 drivein.)

Just for the record, the drive in opened on July 2, 1947, The last showing was on Sept 15, 1979. That clipping is the last ad published.

Jim Beaver
Jim Beaver on April 20, 2013 at 1:00 pm

I got my start as a projectionist at the NW Hiway Drive-In. First day on the job, I dropped the first reel of KLUTE on my foot and broke two toes. When I got back to work, we were showing THE CROSS AND THE SWITCHBLADE. I remember one of the projectors burning out during LITTLE BIG MAN and I had to stop the film for about five minutes between each reel to let the one remaining projector cool down and reload it with the next reel. Good times. Now I act in movies. Almost as much fun!

vonerator on November 3, 2013 at 3:27 pm

Used to set on the hill behind the drive-in at the grade school with my buddies wathing what ever was showing. If we got bored, we would walk over to the Baptist hospital emergency room to see what was happening.

Cimarron on February 8, 2014 at 8:20 pm

1948 Pic of N.W. Hi-Way Drive-In, Oklahoma City, added to Photo Section.

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