Jewel Drive-In

OK-56 and N3780 Road,
Okemah, OK 74859

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Jewel Drive-In

The Jewel Drive-In was opened prior to 1960. The following information is taken from the roadsideoklahoma web site. These pages also contain recent photos of what remains of the Jewel Drive-In.

Notes: "Most of this theater is long gone, but the concession stand/projection booth remains. The site is now a highway maintenance facility and the concession stand is used as storage."
Car capacity was 400.

Contributed by Dice McAlester

Recent comments (view all 9 comments)

raybradley on June 18, 2009 at 1:55 pm

Okemah was home town to famed folk songwriter / singer Woody Guthrie –

seymourcox on June 18, 2009 at 9:45 pm

Nice looking drive-in.

TLSLOEWS on February 11, 2010 at 5:39 pm

No only if they would fix the roof.

seymourcox on April 2, 2011 at 10:46 pm

The Jewel Drive-In Theatre looked over those lovely hills that famed songwriter Woody Guthrie made famous,

Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on July 4, 2012 at 2:34 am

My guess is that the Jewel sign on the drive-in marquee came from the Jewel THEATRE?

The name Okemah came from Chief Okemah.

Famed folk-singer Woody Guthrie (THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND) and father of Arlo Guthrie (RIDING ON THE CITY OF NEW ORLEANS) was born in Okemah on July 14, 1912, 100 years ago.

What’s the location of the “highway maintance facility', CT could use an address, photos, both old and new, and more info.

Chief Bob Jensen
Manteno, Illinois

jwmovies on October 15, 2012 at 6:45 am

Approx. location for this drive-in wasOklahoma 56 & N3780 Rd.

Kenmore on June 2, 2018 at 3:18 am

jwmovies is correct, the address is Oklahoma 56 and N3780 Road, Okemah, OK.

MichaelKilgore on August 12, 2019 at 10:13 pm

Season-opener note from the April 18, 1960 issue of Boxoffice: “Bill Slepka … was busy getting his Jewel Drive-In in shape for his opening on the 15th.”

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