2200 Neptune Drive,
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Previously operated by: Video Independent Theaters Inc.
The Clinton Drive-In was opened August 17, 1949. It was still open in 1984.
The following text comes courtesy of the web site of roadsideoklahoma, which also has current and vintage photos of the Clinton Drive-In Theatre -
"Most of this drive-in has been demolished, with the exception of the concession stand/projection booth. A bit of rubble is also strewn here and there. A nice diversion on the lot is an old city maintenance truck."
By 2010 all remains had disappeared.
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From my database:
Clinton Drive-in (Article, ad)
Operated by Video Theatres 17 Aug 1949 until 3 May 1983
Location: N 35° 28.77', W 98° 59.08'
Location given as 3 Mi. South on Highway 66 (Next to Neptune Park)
Listed in 1949-50 Theatre Catalog. Video Theatres M9-C400-D7
Listed in 1955 Theatre Catalog, capacity given at 256 cars
Listed in the 1960 International Motion Picture Almanac as having 400 car capacity.
Listed in 1979 IMPA, owned by Video Theatres, capacity at 200
1984 IMPA lists Video Theatres as owner
As of March 1996, the Concession/projection building remains, the field is being used for cattle and the building is in poor shape.
Wesley Horton AIDA
Found it! Approx. address was 1800 W. Commerce Rd.
Above address is incorrect. Approx. location for this drive-in was about 2 north of U.S. 183 & E Iris Ave, Hobart, OK 73651.
A closer address is 2200 Neptune Drive, Clinton, OK. The location is just south of the address. Although the outline, ramps, and projection booth/concession stand existed until 2010, the property has subsequently been totally transformed and no trace of the drive-in exists. http://tinyurl.com/h96ej5f
Wesley Horton hit some great high points, so let me fill in the rest of the Clinton’s Motion Picture Almanac history:
The Clinton Drive-In launches for Griffith Amusements on August 17, 1949 with Oklahoma’s own Van Heflin in “Tap Roots.”