11th Street Drive-In

9727 Route 66,
Tulsa, OK 74128

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Kenmore on December 25, 2016 at 11:34 am

There is a “66 Drive-In” in Carthage, Missouri. Before it became the “11th Street Drive-In”, it was known as the “Hi-Way 66” in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

davidcoppock on December 25, 2016 at 8:17 am

This might be the same drive-in (called 66 Drive-in) shown on page 135 of the book Legendary Route 66?

Kenmore on October 31, 2016 at 5:53 am

A somewhat more accurate address (at least for Google) is 9727 Route 66, Tulsa, OK. This marks the entrance to the property itself, not the intersection of which the drive-in was never located nor is next to like the storage company.

Today, God’s Shining Light Church sits on part of the property, but there is no trace of the drive-in remaining having been completely demolished shortly after it was closed. http://tinyurl.com/zwm4wlq

whorton on October 30, 2016 at 10:53 pm

With Deference to seymourcox The picture you link is of the Airview Drive-in in Tulsa, not the 66/11th Street DI.

There are two links to Rick Cohens aerial identification picture.

Cimarron on February 17, 2014 at 7:53 pm

Grand Opening Ad showing 1946’s “Canyon Passage” added to Photo Section.

Kenmore on June 12, 2013 at 10:59 am

Aerial View of the 11th Street Drive In from 1967.


Kenmore on June 9, 2013 at 5:16 pm

I worked the concession stand at the 11th Street Drive In the final two years it was open. It was certainly a great experience for me and boy did we show some oddball films at that place. Still, I will never forget Kenny Rogers' film “Six Pack” packed the place for weeks on end.

whorton on May 3, 2013 at 9:29 pm

With all deference to “Chuck” he is way off on his facts for this drive-in.

First of all, the picture is of the AIRWIEW drive in, and is from the Beryl Ford collection, available through the Tulsa city county library.

Secondly, the 66 drive-in as it was originally called when it opened on Aug 21, 1947. It was built by Griffith theaters, which later became Video theaters. It was rebuilt as the 66 drive-in on march 4, 1964. It was later twinned in march of 1977.

After video theaters was sold to Martin theaters, it finally closed in June of 1983.

Chuck is correct in that it was demolished and a church currently occupies the site which is just West of 169 on the North side of the street.

Wesley Horton
American institute of drive-in archaeology.

missmelbatoast on December 22, 2008 at 10:21 am

All the way up to 1967 the 11th Street Drive-in always included a newsreel on the program. Universal News were the last to be shown.

seymourcox on September 9, 2007 at 7:32 pm

Later day photo after screen tower had been expanded to wide screen,

raybradley on August 29, 2007 at 8:33 pm

View vintage photos of this cinema when it was still known as Route-66 Drive-In Theatre,
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xxx on March 8, 2006 at 5:32 pm

For complete history of Tulsa’s Highway 66 Drive-In, see;