Pioneer Drive-In

240 E. Chrysler Avenue,
Blackwell, OK 74631

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Previously operated by: Video Independent Theaters Inc.

Styles: Rustic

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Pioneer Drive-In

The Pioneer Drive-In was opened prior to 1955 when it was operated by Video Independent Theaters Inc. It was still open in December 1978 when it was taken over by an independent operator. It has been demolished, leaving no historical data behind.

Contributed by Seymour Cox

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seymourcox on June 1, 2009 at 1:32 pm

This web site has some detail on the Pioneer Drive-In -
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raybradley on July 23, 2010 at 2:38 pm

This link leads directly to modern photos and a history of the old Pioneer Drive-In,

jwmovies on November 10, 2012 at 1:00 am

Approx. address for this drive-in was 200 East Chrysler Avenue.

GNL_Collectibles on October 24, 2016 at 2:03 pm

I came across some old ticket stubs from this theater, while restoring a set of Reed Speakers labled “Video Theaters”. So it appears that it was once called Video Theater. I have a couple pictures I can share. Thx

Kenmore on October 24, 2016 at 7:51 pm

A more accurate address (at least for Google) is 240 East Chrysler Avenue, Blackwell, OK 74631, which is dead center of the property.

Today, it is an empty field, but you can still see the outline, ramps, and remnants of the entrance/exit roads.

MichaelKilgore on July 18, 2021 at 6:18 pm

Boxoffice, Dec. 18, 1978: “William B. Boren, son of Bill Boren, will take over the operation of the newly purchased Blackwell’s Video Theatre and the Pioneer Drive-In. Both situations were bought from Video Independent Theatres.”

Kenmore on June 13, 2022 at 9:17 am

A 1981 aerial shows the drive-in intact and perhaps operational. By 1995 the screen had come down.

Today, it is an open field. Even the foundations of the screen and projector booth/concession stand are no longer visible. But the general outline and remnants of the entrance/exit road remains.

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