Westside Drive-In

2101 West Broadway Street,
Altus, OK 73521

400 cars

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The Altus Drive-In, located on Highway 62, had a capacity of 400 cars. It was opened prior to 1955. It was later re-named Westside Drive-In to differentiate from the Eastside Drive-In which was also on Highway 62, east of the town.

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Lauren Durbin
Lauren Durbin on February 26, 2007 at 11:51 pm

From what I have recently researched, there were actually two drive-ins in Altus. Both were on Highway 62; one on the east side of town and one on the west side of town.

Rodney
Rodney on April 28, 2008 at 6:27 pm

Above mentioned second drive in was called the EASTSIDE DRIVE-IN. It was a rather nice theatre with an elaborate neon marquee, along with quite colorful lighting effects along side fences.

seymourcox
seymourcox on July 11, 2010 at 7:13 pm

Picutes and a brief history of the Altus Drive-In can be found;
http://www.roadsideoklahoma.com/driveinsok

raybradley
raybradley on July 23, 2010 at 7:29 pm

This linke goes directly to a modern photo and history of the Altus Drive-In.
Actually name was Westside Drive-In Theatre,
http://www.roadsideoklahoma.com/node/3

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on November 10, 2010 at 11:12 pm

Jan2 1970 and the Altus Drive-in is playing “WILD RACERS” and “ROAD HUSTLERS”.

April 9 1971 sees “OUT OF IT” playing with “SECRET OF SANTA VITTORIA”

Sept. 3 1972 sees a 007 Double feature,they ran the ad from “DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER”,but cut out “DIAMONDS” but anyone looking at it would think “hey,Diamonds are Forever is showing tonight at the ALtus”.What they should have done if they were going to use the “DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER” newspaper ad was cut the background out and just use Connery and and the two girls,still a 007 fan would know. I guess I was in the theatre business too long.Probably no one would have noticed or cared. Oh,the two Bond movies were"FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE" and"GOLDFINGER".Way to go ALTUS DRIVE-In.

seymourcox
seymourcox on January 30, 2011 at 10:33 pm

Here is a quick shortcut to above mentioned link-
http://www.roadsideoklahoma.com/node/3

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on January 15, 2012 at 5:23 pm

In 1956 it was a Video Ind. theatre.

jwmovies
jwmovies on January 5, 2013 at 11:28 pm

Approx. address for this drive-in was 2101 West Broadway. The foundations for the snack bar and screen are still there. Some ramps are also visible.

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