Okaw Drive-In

600 S. Vine Street,
Camargo, IL 61919

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Okaw Drive-In

The Okaw Drive-In was opened by Thomas G. Falk in 1952. By November 1953 it was operated by George B. Barber of the Strand Theatre, Tuscola. Now a private residence.

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MichaelKilgore
MichaelKilgore on June 15, 2019 at 3:38 pm

Thomas G. Falk, head of Okay Drive-In Theater, Inc., told the Mattoon Journal Gazette on Feb. 6, 1952 that construction would “begin within a week”. It was on a 14-acre tract with room for expansion from its initial 300-car capacity. Other members of the corporation included Mrs. Eileen M. Falk, Jack Taylor and Mrs. Corma Jane Taylor.

davidcoppock
davidcoppock on June 17, 2019 at 9:57 pm

Why the name Okaw?

MichaelKilgore
MichaelKilgore on June 23, 2019 at 10:37 pm

“George Barber has purchased the Okaw Drive-in on Highway 36 near Camargo from Tomey Falk and Jack Taylor of Mattoon.” —BoxOffice, Nov. 21, 1953

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