Admiral Twin Drive-In

7355 E. Easton Street,
Tulsa, OK 74115

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Kenmore on June 6, 2022 at 1:20 pm

The old marquee stood on Admiral for years before being torn down sometime in the 1970s, long after I-244 cut off the drive-in from the street.

However, you can still see the base of the marquee and part of the original entrance road located on the west side of Crown Liquor Store on Admiral.

Kenmore on June 6, 2022 at 11:50 am

A 1955 topo map shows the drive-in as a single screen occupying the west half of the property.

The new screen was added and the eastern half of the property was then developed. So, the western area is the original drive-in with the eastern half added in 1955.

MichaelKilgore on September 3, 2020 at 9:28 am

There’s an excellent article, with plenty of photos, in today’s Tulsa World marking the 10th anniversary of the Admiral Twin’s screen-destroying fire.

MichaelKilgore on August 1, 2019 at 7:22 am

The next ownership change came in 1966, per this May 30 note in BoxOffice: “Recently General Cinema Corp. of Boston, Mass., purchased the Admiral Twin Drive-In in Tulsa from Alex Blue and Hank Robb”.

davidcoppock on June 7, 2019 at 5:17 am

Also opened with news.

davidcoppock on June 7, 2019 at 4:19 am

Opened on 24/5/1951 with a Donald Duck cartoon(not named) and “Oh Susanna”. Name changed to Admiral Drive-in on 19/6/1952, opening with 2 cartoons and “The battle at Apache Pass”. The drive-in was used as a location for the movie “The outsiders”.

MichaelKilgore on May 21, 2019 at 1:53 pm

If Blue bought this in 1953, then it was a couple of years before he twinned it. From the May 7, 1955 Motion Picture Herald:

The Admiral drive-in, Tulsa, will become the first drive-in in the state to operate a “double screen” effective early this month, Alex Blue, co-owner and operator announced. Blue said the theatre had duplicated its present accommodations to the rear of the existing outdoor movie screen and that the new facilities will open within the next few weeks. Capacity of the theater will be 1,350 automobiles, making it one of the largest in the southwest.

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.

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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).

View link

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: