Tower Drive-In

430 Old Morris Road and Skyline Drive,
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 Drive-In was opened proior to 1955 when it was owned by Video Independent Theaters Inc. (subsidiary to RKO).

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seymourcox on April 24, 2009 at 8:11 am

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 on December 8, 2009 at 3:18 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 29, 2010 at 7:20 pm

1956 Motion picture Almanac has it parking 400 cars!

Kenmore on November 14, 2014 at 5:49 pm

The Tower Drive-In was located at 430 E0960 Road.

You can still make out the ramps and the foundation of the projector booth/concession stand.

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