Woodstock Drive-In

1851 North Boulevard,
Edmond, OK 73003

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Woodstock Drive-In

Information lifted from the roadsideoklahoma link tells what little is known about the Woodstock Drive-in: "This drive-in occupied a very narrow lot and had wide, tall parking ridges. It appears as though the screen may have sat upon a small hill, but any evidence of the screen tower is long gone. The only remaining evidence of the theater includes the aforementioned parking ridges and some gravel and broken asphalt. The site is now empty except for a natural gas pump and a lot of tall grass."

The Woodstock Drive-In was opened by November 1972 and closed in 1982. It was operated by E. Roupe. Capacity was 200 cars, small for an Oklahoma City burb.

Contributed by Cactus Jack

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raybradley
raybradley on June 4, 2009 at 5:49 am

This roadsideoklahoma link has several color photos of the former Woodstock Drive-In grounds,
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Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on April 29, 2010 at 7:09 pm

In 1956 there was a SUNDOWN DRIVE-In in Edmond that held 300 cars and was owned by J&J Hall.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on May 9, 2010 at 4:11 pm

Thanks again Mike.

jwmovies
jwmovies on January 6, 2013 at 4:38 pm

Approx. address for this drive-in was 1801 N. Boulevard.

Jim Beaver
Jim Beaver on April 20, 2013 at 1:11 pm

I remember seeing EVERY LITTLE CROOK AND NANNY here, and surely a few other things while attending what was then Central State University in Edmond.

MichaelKilgore
MichaelKilgore on February 23, 2019 at 4:23 pm

The Sundown had been closed for years before the Woodstock surfaced in the 1980 edition of Motion Picture Almanac drive-in lists. The Woodstock had one of the briefest runs of any mentioned by the MPA, making its final appearance in the 1982 book. For its three years, it was shown with capacity 200, owner E. Roupe.

MichaelKilgore
MichaelKilgore on May 9, 2019 at 7:40 am

The Woodstock was operating by August 1973, according to the results of a lawsuit reported by The Daily Oklahoman on May 29, 1974. The article said that a girl was injured at the drive-in on Aug. 5, 1973, and a judge later awarded her damages after she sued “Ronald Turner and James J. O'Donnell, doing business as Woodstock Drive-In Theater.”

MichaelKilgore
MichaelKilgore on April 18, 2020 at 8:59 pm

Boxoffice, Nov. 20, 1972: “In Oklahoma City to book product through Theatre Booking Service was Ron Turner of the Sunset Drive-In, Muskogee, and the Woodstock Drive-In, Edmond”

Boxoffice, June 14, 1976: “Edward Roupe is the new owner of the Woodstock Drive-In, Edmond. He purchased the ozoner from Jim O'Donnell and Ron Turner.”

Boxoffice, Aug. 2, 1976: “Ed Roupe, Woodstock Drive-In, Edmond, was in town (Oklahoma City) to consult with his booker, Jim O'Donnell, TBS, and visit UA’s exchange.”

Boxoffice, May 9, 1977: “James Barnet has leased the Woodstock Drive-In, Edmond, and is in the process of leasing the Hollis Drive-In in Hollis.”

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