Derrick Drive-In

29164 U.S. 70,
Wilson, OK 73463

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With flouishing oil fields nearby, the Derrick Drive-In name reflected a thriving industry that once supported this region. Today the oil wells are dry, and nothing remains of this 200 car capacity theatre, a gas station occupies one corner of the property. By 1957 it was operated by the Thompson Theatres Circuit.

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NYozoner on January 19, 2011 at 4:00 pm

U.S. 70 & Oklahoma 76, Healdton, OK 73438

The above address will map to the location of the drive-in, which was situated to the southwest corner of the intersection.

Here is a 1967 aerial photo of the drive-in, courtesy of Earth Explorer and USGS:

jwmovies on September 26, 2012 at 1:34 am

Address above is incorrect. Approx. address for this drive-in was 29164 U.S. 70, Wilson, OK 73463. The gas station is across the street. Part of the outline is still there.

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