Fair Park Drive-In
2937 NE 10th Street,
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The Oklahoman of Oklahoma City ran a sidebar of drive-in history in the state. One entry was, “1948 - Fair Park Drive-in, the first all-black drive-in in the Southwest, is opened at NE 10 in Oklahoma City.” It was opened on July 17, 1948 with Glenn Ford in “Framed”.
This drive-in was at the southwest corner of NE 10th Street and N. Bryant Avenue. Nothing remains today. The 1948-49 Theatre Catalog listed it with a capacity of 250, Exec: Horace Falls, S. W. Theatres Co. It was gone in the next edition.
Commenting in the North Penn Twin’s entry on Cinema Treasures, Oklahoma historian Wesley Horton wrote, “Sewage treatment plants killed two drive in theatres in OKC, the Fairpark Drive-In and the North Penn Twin Drive-In.”
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