North Penn Twin Drive-In

122nd Street and Pennsylvania Avenue,
Oklahoma City, OK 73102

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North Penn Twin Drive-In

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The North Penn opened in 1963. It appears to have closed in the mid 70s.

Contributed by Ken McIntyre

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kencmcintyre on January 25, 2007 at 2:10 pm

The drive-in was built near a sewage plant. Apparently the smell didn’t jibe with popcorn and jujubes:

whorton on July 13, 2012 at 10:51 am

It opened May 22, 1963. It closed for good at the end of the 1974 season, and never reopened for the 75 season. Kencmcintyre is correct in that the opening of a sewage plant near the theatre was the main thing leading to it’s failure. R.L. Barton attempted to sue the city, as well as spraying pleasant smelling fragrances around the perimeter before the shows.

Sewage treatment plants killed two drive in theatres in OKC, the Fairpark and the North Penn Twin.

Wesley Horton AIDA

jwmovies on October 30, 2012 at 4:43 pm

Approx. address for this drive-in was 12118 North Pennsylvania Avenue. Now Security Self Storage.

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