Austin Drive-In

4454 NW Cache Road,
Lawton, OK 73505

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Austin Drive-In

Austin’s Drive-In was opened May 14, 1946 with Judy Garland in “Meet Me In St. Louis”. By 1955 it was operated by Joe Turner of the Lawton Theatre Co. It was closed October 12, 1971 with “The Dirty Dozen” & “Shaft”.

Contributed by Cactus Jack

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Lauren Durbin
Lauren Durbin on November 3, 2009 at 8:04 pm

This drive-in was at 4454 Cache Rd.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on January 2, 2010 at 3:09 pm

Okay, Cactus Jack the Austin drive in held 600 cars and was owned in the late 50’s by Joe Turner.

AprilSmith on November 28, 2010 at 3:54 pm

From 1968-1971 The Austin Drive in was owned by my great grandparents, Earl Austin.

rivest266 on March 29, 2014 at 1:07 pm

Listed as far back as 1946. Closed in 1971 when the 82nd St. Twin DI opened.

dallasmovietheaters on May 27, 2015 at 6:47 am

Opened May 14, 1946 as Austin’s Drive-In Theatre with “Meet Me In St. Louis.” Closed October 12, 1971 as the Austin Drive-In Theatre with “The Dirty Dozen” and “Shaft.” Not a bad way to go! The next night, many of the Austin employees would shift to the 82nd St. Twin Drive-In that was built to replace the 25-year old Austin. The Austin was very likely at the end of a lease cycle.

davidcoppock on December 12, 2017 at 7:18 pm

Why was it called Austin(it’s not in Austin, Texas)?

AprilSmith on December 12, 2017 at 7:25 pm

Austin was the owners last name

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