Cherokee Drive-In

Highway 251C,
Wagoner, OK 74477

200 cars

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The Cherokee Drive-In was opened by 1953 when it was operated by Glen Thompson of Thompson Theatres based in Oklahoma City. Southwestern styling accentuated the Cherokee Drive-In. Landscaping was lush and well groomed. For those who arrived early a courtesy windshield cleaning was included with price of admission. It was still open in 1960.

Contributed by Jeff Chapman

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Kenmore on November 19, 2014 at 12:32 am

Found it. The Drive-In appears on the 1974 aerial photograph located east of the town on HWY 251C. The location is the Hefner-Easley Airport which expanded to cover where the drive-in once stood. However, you can just barely make out the familiar “fan-shape” of the old Cherokee Drive-In.

MichaelKilgore on August 13, 2019 at 9:34 pm

The Cherokee, operated by Charles Ralls, was mentioned in the May 16, 1960 issue of Boxoffice as one of three Oklahoma drive-ins whose screen towers “were destroyed and other damage sustained” by storms on May 4 & 5 that year.

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