Crest Drive-In

13742 US-183,
Hobart, OK 73651

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Crest Drive-In

The Crest Drive-In was opened May 10, 1950 and was operated by Video Independent Theaters Inc. It was still open in 1955. It must have been a sales boost for the Crest Drive-In to be located midway between the two towns of Rocky and Hobart, but not enough to keep it alive after television came along.

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whorton
whorton on October 30, 2016 at 1:12 am

Although there was a drive-in at this location, it was the CREST drive in out of HOBART. It was never called the “Rocky” it opened on 5 Jun 1950. If I had a way to add photos I could provide copies of listings in Theatre Catalog, IMPA and and the opening ad.

Wesley Horton

jwmovies
jwmovies on February 23, 2019 at 2:26 am

A more accurate address for this theater is 13742 US-183, Hobart, OK 73651. This points directly to the drive in itself. Now Hobart Stockyards.

Please update.

MichaelKilgore
MichaelKilgore on June 4, 2019 at 8:06 am

The May 20, 1950 issue of BoxOffice reported that “the Crest, a 300-car situation, was opened at Hobart May 10” by Video Theatres.

BoxOffice added a few more details on June 3. “Tom Kirkham is local manager for the (Video) circuit. The drive-in has a capacity of 400 cars, a snack bar and asphalt drive surfaces.”

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