Cinema 66 Drive-In Theatre
5801 N Eastern Ave|
Oklahoma City OK 73150
|Record #7473 |
Opened: August 6, 1950|
Closed: Yes (date unknown)
Demolished: Yes (date unknown)
Capacity: 600 cars|
Current Organ: none
| Also Known As: Route 66, Northeast 66|
| Previously operated by: Barton Theatres, Gulf States Theatres|
Information for this tour was contributed by Wesley Horton.
While the location of the Cinema 66 is usually listed as 5801 North Eastern, aerial photos from 1970 show the entrance to have been off of Grand Blvd. On the marquee opening night (August 6, 1950) was "Father is a Bachelor" with Coleen Gray and "The Palomino". The theatre was built by Leo Thomas and sold to R.L. Barton in about 1964.
The theater was located in a unique section of town which was not very fashionable. The city has evolved, except for a small area around where the drive-in was located.
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Last featured 10/18/2002. Last edited 12/9/2009.