Admiral Twin Drive-In

7355 E. Easton Street,
Tulsa, OK 74115

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Admiral Twin Drive-In

Opened in 1951 as the Modernaire Drive-In with a capacity of 700 cars. By 1953, it had been renamed Admiral Drive-In. It was originally a single screen but a second screen was added sometime in the late-1950’s.

At the time of the twinning it took on the name of the Admiral Twin Drive-In.

The west screen features pole speakers and radio while the east screen is radio sound only. The drive-in plays double bills on both screens.

The drive-in was destroyed by a fire on September 2, 2010. Funds were raised to rebuild the screens, and the Admiral Twin Drive-In re-opened on June 15, 2012.

Contributed by Chuck Van Bibber

Recent comments (view all 29 comments)

CSWalczak on June 11, 2011 at 8:46 pm

Construction has begun on the replacement theater:

James on June 10, 2012 at 5:04 pm

Looks like its opening back up June 15th 2012 according to this facebook page, with some cool photos of the rebuilt screens and snack bar.

CStefanic on May 3, 2013 at 11:54 am

They really need to put up a more representative picture. The one they have, of the fire, is disgusting and a misguided way to show the drive-in off.

Mikeoaklandpark on May 3, 2013 at 12:39 pm

Did they convert to digital this year?

SteveSwanson on May 3, 2013 at 2:34 pm

Its supposed to be installed by the end of May. Interesting note that for the opening weekend of Iron Man 3, they are showing it on both screens.

tulsaoklahoma on December 4, 2014 at 6:11 am

This is where one scene of The Outsiders is filmed!

davidcoppock on July 27, 2017 at 12:21 am

Is it known how the fire started?

Kenmore on July 27, 2017 at 5:40 am

The screen was an uninsurable, wooden tinderbox. The cause of the fire was accidental as the fire marshall ruled out arson, lightning, or electricity.

davidcoppock on February 19, 2018 at 5:56 am

Was it only the screen that caught fire?

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