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RevJones commented about Mt. Scott Drive-In on May 7, 2010 at 12:56 pm

The Mt. Scott was moved at some point to south 11th street just south of Coombs road. This location was in operation in the mid-70’s to the mid-80’s, when all the drive-ins in Lawton seemed to go out of business. If you drive down south 11th past the municipal airport, on the east side of the road, part of the screen is still standing, although weather-beaten. The ticket booth and part of the concession stand are still there but nearly fallen completely down.

RevJones commented about Cache 8 on May 7, 2010 at 12:50 pm

Fred, I am not sure, but I think Carmike owned it at one point. I didn’t live in Lawton for most of the 1990’s, but when I got back in 98 this was a “dollar” theater.

RevJones commented about Hankins Drive-In on Apr 28, 2010 at 11:56 am

The Hankins was still in operation in the summer of 1986. It closed sometime in late 1986 or 1987. Patrons were invited to cut the speaker loose from the pole and take it with them as a souveneir. A church has since been built on the premises.

RevJones commented about Cache 8 on Apr 28, 2010 at 11:50 am

The building is boarded up and beginning to deteriorate. It is said that gang activity and the cost of providing security were the main factors in the theatre closing. It has become a discount/second run theater in the few years before closing.

RevJones commented about Diana Theatre on Apr 27, 2010 at 12:40 pm

This theater had a balcony in it and a back entrance during the days of Jim Crow segragation. By the late 1960’s the back entrance was no longer in use and the balcony was used by black and white patrons alike. The presence of the US army and the efforts of forward looking post commander at nearby Fort Sill was one of the factors driving desegragation in public accomodations in Lawton.

RevJones commented about Video Triple Theater on Apr 27, 2010 at 12:37 pm

the bottom floor was originally a 70 mm or cinemascope screen. When this format went by the wayside, the bottom floor was made into two auditoriums. This is now a plumbing supply store.