Rancho Drive-In

Idabel, OK 74745

200 cars

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At a 200 car capacity the Rancho Drive-In was a good sized theatre for a small town such as Idabel. No other history is available at this time. Please feel free to include any material you may have on the Rancho.

Contributed by Catus Jack

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Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on January 16, 2012 at 1:34 pm

Catus Jack, it was run in 1956 by tri-state.And i have 200 car capacity!

whorton
whorton on July 13, 2012 at 11:13 am

From the AIDA database:

IDABEL (Mc Curtain County)

Rancho Drive-in

Location: (Entrance) N 33° 53.82', W 94° 47.34'

Location: (Theatre) N 33° 53.87', W 94° 47.33'

Not found on topo map or satellite photo

Not listed in 1955 Theatre Catalog

1964 Opening set for Rancho

1964 [date omitted] Rancho Drive-in Opens Thursday

1965 IMPA lists Tri State theatres as owner

1965 IMPA lists capacity as 200

1965 IMPA lists Tri State Theatres as 800 Paramount Building, Des Moines 9, Iowa.

1979 IMPA, lists capacity as 300, J. Gore as owner

2004 Spoke with Ms. Gore. (580) 28*** DI closed in 79, marquee still standing. Drive in was standing in 1961. They bought it and refurbished it

Wesley Horton AIDA

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