Sunset Drive-In

3209 E. Shawnee Avenue,
Muskogee, OK 74401

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Sunset Drive-In

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The Sunset Drive-In was located on Highway 62 East. It was opened in 1960 and closed in 1983 and never reopened. The screen tower and concession stand were left to rot. I was at this location in 2000 and there was very little left of the screen and concession. The box office was torn down and the marquee was gone.

The drive in showed B-grade first run films in the 1970’s with titles such as “Great Texas Dynamite Chase”, “Piranha”, and “The Van”. In the winter months, the drive-in stayed open showing X-rated films. The drive in would show mainstream films but only as second-run.

Contributed by Timothy Ervin

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AndriaBranson59 on June 13, 2011 at 10:36 pm

The original owners were my grandparents, Otis and Thelma Branson. Back then, it was very family oriented and a wonderful place to go.

Seanturley87 on July 20, 2017 at 1:21 am

Who owns the property now if you don’t mind me asking

Kenmore on July 20, 2017 at 10:23 am

As of 2012, the screen is still up. However, it is in such poor condition that it will have to be rebuilt. Otherwise, the concession stand/projection booth and marquee are gone, so it is basically an empty field.

The property is in a decent location. Across from the high school with the entrance and exit on the auxiliary or feeder road which is adjacent to the main highway. However, it will take a major investment to bring it back.

Seanturley87 on July 22, 2017 at 3:17 pm

yes i know where its located i would like to know who owns the property thats all im trying to find out

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