Tower Drive-In

Okmulgee, OK 74447

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Okmulgee’s Tower Drive-In was located east of town, near the Oklahoma State Tech campus. It was a nondescript operation with a gray sheet metal screen tower, plain white box-office, and a gray sheet metal concession stand. A small patio out front had a few gray lawn chairs. There was no landscaping to speak of.

The Tower was owned by Video Independent Theaters (subsidiary to RKO).

Contributed by Catus Jack

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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on April 17, 2009 at 9:02 pm

Listed in the 1980 IMPA with a capacity for 300 cars.

seymourcox
seymourcox on April 24, 2009 at 4:11 pm

Okmulgee resident John Smith told me that nature gave the Tower Drive-In a lovely bonus, during warm months lightning bugs were plentiful after nightfall and gave a twinkling glow to the grounds.

raybradley
raybradley on December 8, 2009 at 11:18 pm

Projectors, concession fixtures, and boxoffice devices for the Tower Drive-In were recycled equipment from the old Rex Theatre.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on April 30, 2010 at 3:20 am

1956 Motion picture Almanac has it parking 400 cars!

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