Carlton Drive-In

Highway 270,
McAlester, OK 74501

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Carlton - McAlester, OK

With clean line Moderne styling and beautiful landscaping the Sky Vu Drive-In was quite the attractive outdoor theatre. The screen was larger than most and had good reflection for a quality picture.

In 1959 it was renamed Carlton Drive-In. By the early-1980’s all traces of this former theatre had vanished.

Contributed by Jeff Chapman

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Silicon Sam
Silicon Sam on June 11, 2009 at 2:18 pm

Change ZIP code to 74501

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on November 20, 2009 at 7:41 pm

McAlester was the home to the Skyview Drive in. In the late 50’s it held 385 cars and was owned by J.D. Lankister. McAlester also had the HIWAY 270 DRIVE IN and it parked 400 cars owned by Robb& Rowley.

NYozoner on January 19, 2011 at 5:29 pm

The Sky Vu was renamed the Carlton in March 1959. This listing should be merged into the Carlton Drive-In listing, as it was called the Sky Vu from 1950-59, and the Carlton from 1959 until its closing in the early 1980s.

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