Oakhills Drive-In

3101 Arlington Street,
Ada, OK 74820

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Oakhills Drive-In

Opened on June 8, 1956 with Tom Ewell in “The Lieutenant Wore Skirts”. Ada’s Oakhills Drive-In had a capacity of 500 cars. Now demolished, further history of this theatre seems to be lost with time.

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NYozoner on January 18, 2011 at 4:51 am

Arlington St & N Monte Vista St, Ada, OK 74820

The above address will map accurately to the location of the drive-in, which was located at the southeast corner of the intersection.

Here is a 1957 aerial photo of the drive-in, courtesy of Earth Explorer and USGS:


Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on January 18, 2011 at 6:07 pm

There was a Tower Drive-in in Ada in 1956.Name change?

NYozoner on January 18, 2011 at 9:52 pm


The Tower was another drive-in, on Broadway in the north part of town. The Tower is already listed on CT: /theaters/20849/

rivest266 on March 30, 2014 at 1:12 pm

June 8th, 1956 grand opening ad in photo section.

jwmovies on February 26, 2019 at 5:40 am

A more accurate address for this theater is 3101 Arlington St, Ada, OK 74820. This points directly to the drive in itself.

davidcoppock on February 26, 2019 at 6:16 am

The site is now possibly units or an apartment?

MichaelKilgore on October 20, 2021 at 7:29 pm

Same drive-in? Ada Weekly News, Dec. 30, 1954: “Frank Little, manager of the McSwain, Ritz, Kiva and Tower Drive-In Theatres in Ada announced today that the Circle 12 Drive-In Theatre on Highway 12 east of the city will open in the spring.”

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