Tahlequah Drive-In

14600 Oklahoma 82,
Tahlequah, OK 74464

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Tahlequah Drive-In

The Tahlequah Drive-In was opened in 1949 and owned and operated by Jerry Archer. It was a single screen ozoner with a capacity of 250. It was closed by a tornado in 2003 and was demolished in 2005.

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Kenmore on June 9, 2013 at 5:10 pm

The information presented here is not correct. The Tahlequah Drive-In was north of the town and is now an auto salvage yard. The Green Country Cinemas were built before the Drive-In was closed because of high winds that blew down the screen.

Kenmore on June 12, 2013 at 9:05 pm


Kenmore on June 7, 2016 at 10:55 am

The correct address (at least for Google) is 14600 Oklahoma 82, Tahlequah, OK. Currently, the property is the site of an auto salvage yard, but the ticket booth, projection booth/concession stand, and part of the marquee still stand. http://tinyurl.com/jkvvce4

This should not be confused with Green Country Cinemas which is located in another part of the town.

Kenmore on July 20, 2017 at 10:44 am

A 2016 Google Street View appears to show the ticket booth and concession stand/projection booth are no longer there. The CS/PB still appears on the overhead, but given its condition, it is not surprising that it is now gone.

MichaelKilgore on May 27, 2021 at 7:59 am

The Daily Oklahoman, in a drive-in roundup published Aug. 21, 2005, wrote, “You can spend some time weeping because you missed seeing a movie at the Tahlequah Drive-In, opened in 1949 and closed by a tornado two years ago”

Kenmore on December 18, 2021 at 5:12 pm

I lived in Tahlequah during that time. The screen had been damaged by a storm and was being secured by (I kid you not) a cable on one side connected to a pickup truck.

I do remember a wind storm finally knocking down the screen, but I do not know for sure if it was a tornado. But the screen was already mortally wounded, it was just a matter of time before it came down.

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