69 Drive-In

Highway 69 B and E. 1900 Road,
Checotah, OK 74426

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69 Drive-In

A typical outdoor theatre, the 69 Drive-In served the movie entertainment needs of Checotah residents since opening on September 23, 1950. Since Connors State College and popular Lake Eufala are nearby it also got a nice share of students and tourist too. It was still open in 1966.

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Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on March 15, 2010 at 6:24 pm

THe 69 Drive in was owned by J.P. Jones in 1956.

GentryCinema
GentryCinema on June 14, 2011 at 5:19 am

As stated above, the 69 Drive-In has long been closed and demolished. It is now an empty field.

Drive-In 54
Drive-In 54 on May 24, 2012 at 3:52 pm

Uploaded Goggle 1995

jwmovies
jwmovies on August 31, 2012 at 2:02 am

According to Google Maps, approx. location is now Old Highway 69 & E 1090 Rd in Texanna.

Robert Allen
Robert Allen on November 24, 2013 at 7:16 pm

The 69 has been demolished.

jwmovies
jwmovies on February 20, 2019 at 3:52 pm

Correction: The cross streets are Hwy 69B and e 1900 Rd. per Google Maps.

Please update.

MichaelKilgore
MichaelKilgore on August 12, 2019 at 2:16 pm

“Busy as a cranberry merchant was Dick Crumpler at Checotah. He operates the Gentry there as was getting ready to reopen his 69 Drive-In. Several weeks ago during a high wind, his screen tower was blown back to about a 45-degree angle. He is busy getting it back in shape and has repainted the tower and the surrounding fence, as well as the concession stand in a bright pink.” — Boxoffice, April 18, 1960

MichaelKilgore
MichaelKilgore on August 19, 2019 at 7:50 pm

Poor Dick Crumpler. “A tornado in eastern Oklahoma demolished Dick Crumpler’s 69 Drive-In, Checotah. Dick also operates the downtown Gentry and is serving as city manager of Checotah. We have not learned whether he will be able to reopen the 69 Drive-In this season.” — Boxoffic, Aug. 8, 1960

50sSNIPES
50sSNIPES on July 21, 2020 at 2:54 pm

The 69 Drive-In Opened On September 23rd, 1950. In July 1960, The Theater Is Destroyed By Severe Storms But Was Later Rebuilt And Reopened. It Is Still In Operation Since 1966.

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