Admiral Twin Drive-In

7355 E. Easton Street,
Tulsa, OK 74115

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davidcoppock on February 19, 2018 at 5:56 am

Was it only the screen that caught fire?

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 July 27, 2017 at 12:21 am

Is it known how the fire started?

tulsaoklahoma on December 4, 2014 at 6:11 am

This is where one scene of The Outsiders is filmed!

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.

Mikeoaklandpark on May 3, 2013 at 12:39 pm

Did they convert to digital this year?

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.

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.

CSWalczak on June 11, 2011 at 8:46 pm

Construction has begun on the replacement theater:

CSWalczak on September 5, 2010 at 5:39 am

The time the fire started is stated in the article roadsideok posted.

TLSLOEWS on September 4, 2010 at 7:04 pm

roadsideok,How do you know what time the FIRE started?

KingBiscuits on September 4, 2010 at 4:52 pm

Last movies shown: The Last Exorcism and Predators.

Lauren Durbin
Lauren Durbin on September 3, 2010 at 2:05 pm

The Admiral Twin Drive-In has just burned down (fire started at 2 p.m. on 9/2/10).

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seymourcox on October 10, 2009 at 12:57 pm

A web site devoted to the Admiral Drive-In …

kencmcintyre on August 30, 2008 at 2:37 pm

I concur with the name change. An additional function should be swap meets:

kencmcintyre on May 12, 2007 at 2:22 pm

Here is an undated photo from the Tulsa library:

raybradley on August 13, 2006 at 5:57 am

Here is a site with complete history and photos of every drive-in theatre that ever existed in Tulsa,

xxx on July 15, 2006 at 4:25 am

Online gallery below has several 1950’s photographs of Tulsa’s modernist style Modernaire Drive-In Theatre…

xxx on July 15, 2006 at 4:02 am

Built as a single screnn drive-in by L. E. Snider, the Modernaire Drive-In opened May 21, 1951 with opening film “Oh, Suzanna” starring Chill Wills. Twinned & renamed Admiral Twin when taken over by Alex Blue in 1953. General Cinema bought this theatre in 1966 shortly before the Blue Family built their Village Cinema at Admiral & Garnet.
Mr. Blue also owned, in partnership with United Artist, the Okla and V theatres in McAlester, OK.
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Okie on May 21, 2006 at 7:52 am

Key scenes for the movie “The Outsiders” were filmed at the Admiral Twin Drive-in.
Check out this site for more details about “The Outsiders” and other films shot in Oklahoma;
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xxx on October 22, 2005 at 9:07 am

A wonderful vintage photograph of the MODERNAIRE Drive-In marquee can be seen here;

brentclarkf on July 24, 2005 at 1:25 pm

My wife and I attended the Admiral last night, and it drew quite a crowd. I’m glad to see drive-in theater alive and well in Tulsa. Everbody behaved themselves, too! If you’re children haven’t ever experienced a drive-in theater and you live in the Tulsa-area, you have no excuse! As an added bonus, the Admiral uses old animated footage that counts you down to show time and tells you about their snack bar. Great for the nostaglia buff.

Lauren Durbin
Lauren Durbin on June 14, 2005 at 4:25 am

Tulsa’s Admiral Twin Drive-In was the winner of a Hampton Inn contest, “America’s Favorite Landmark.” In addition to the title, the theater will receive $20,000 to do renovations.