Odem-Medo Drive-In

1535 SW. Odem Medo Road,
Redmond, OR 97756

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Redmond Stadium Cinema at 1535 Odem Medo Road, Redmond, OR -- July 2011

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The Odem-Medo Drive-in Theatre was located in central Oregon in the town of Redmond. Opened prior to 1955, it was owned by M.L. Odem in the 1950’s. It was later bought out by the small Redmond Theatres chain.

January 2, 1970 sees "The Bridge at Ramagen" playing with "The Savage Land". May 2, 1970 and "Mackenna’s Gold" and "Only Game in Town" is playing. With all Redmond Theatres Coke products were sold in the concession stands. The Odem-Medo Drive-in billed itself as the ‘Biggest Drive-in in Central Oregon’.

The Redmond Stadium Cinema has been built on the site.

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Recent comments (view all 8 comments)

AndyCallahanMajorMajor on November 11, 2010 at 9:21 am

There’s a shopping center here now. This one was at 1535 SW Odem Medo Road.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on November 11, 2010 at 12:31 pm

Shopper centers seem to love Drive-ins.lol.

Brad Smith
Brad Smith on July 16, 2011 at 7:19 pm

The Redmond Stadium Cinema at 1535 SW Odem Medo Road is open.

filmguy3d on September 3, 2011 at 1:21 pm

I went to all three Odem Theatres. The Odem, Mayfair and Odem-Medo Drive-in in the 1950s. Milt Odem was the inspiration for my career in show biz. He offered his Mayfair Theatre for two of my stage productions beginning with Oregon Centennial in 1959 and a production from Hollywood with dance star Sylvia Lewis from Ray Bolger tv show and “Singin in the Rain” movie. What an incredible man was Milt and his wife Flossie and daughter, whom I would like to reconnect with. You can see my films at johnharrisfilms.com. I wish I could rebuild the Mayfair Theatre which still stands inside a bar in Redmond. My “Rosebud”. Love the Mayfair Theatre.

filmguy3d on September 3, 2011 at 1:23 pm

Also see my Dream Theater & 812 Cinema on Cinema Treasures. All built from the inspiration from Milt Odem. Thank you Milt. We both built community treasures. The Dream and 812 Cinema have a fan page on facebook with over 2,000 fans. The wonderful world of motion picture theatres.

Aodem on March 7, 2012 at 1:13 pm

I grew up with a mayfair sign as my garden wall and wonderful stories of my grand parents Milt and Flossie. My mother adores the memories of her parents and how much my children and I remind her of them. I haven’t seen my families landmarks since I was a child. I do hope to take a trip soon to explore and give thanks to my grand parents for a pretty neat family.

ChrisB on May 19, 2017 at 11:38 pm

The first listing for the Odem-Medo I’ve found was an ad in the 1952 Redmond High School yearbook announcing the opening of the drive-in.

ChrisB on May 19, 2017 at 11:42 pm

Aodem, check out the 1959 photo of the Odem Theatre I posted on its page – are the three people on the right Flossie, your mother, and Milt?

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