Airview Drive-In

7500 E. Pine Street,
Tulsa, OK 74101

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Previously operated by: Video Independent Theaters Inc.

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Airview Drive-In

The Airview Drive-In opened on June 7, 1951 with Donald O'Connor in “Double Crossbones” and was operated by Video Independent Theaters Inc. It was a single screen ozoner with a capacity of 700 cars. It closed on September 10, 1981 and was later demolished.

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jchapman1 on June 13, 2007 at 9:42 pm

Courtesy of Tulsa Library comes this vintage image of the Airview Drive-In Theatre screen tower, and Story Book Lane -

raybradley on August 29, 2007 at 9:01 pm

Other vintage photos of this drive-in can be seen by typing in word “airview”,
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seymourcox on October 10, 2009 at 1:01 pm

This web site is devoted the Airview Drive-IN …

TLSLOEWS on March 21, 2010 at 4:46 pm

Cool looking screen tower.

seymourcox on July 25, 2010 at 11:43 am

This link has recent photos showing the Airview property now overgrown with wild bluebells,

Kenmore on June 14, 2013 at 3:52 pm

The property is now the home of a DHS facility.

…only the faint outline of the entrance drive can still be seen.

davidcoppock on June 7, 2019 at 4:23 am

Opened on 7/6/1951 with “Double crossbones”.

davidcoppock on June 7, 2019 at 4:28 am

Closed at the end of the 1982 season or june 1983. The site is now a DHS facilty for children awaiting placement for foster care.

MichaelKilgore on September 30, 2021 at 1:21 pm

A photo caption at the Oklahoma Historical Society, from the Griffith-Video Independent Theatres Collection, reads, “Photograph of the sign for the Airview Drive In, opened 1951, closed September 10, 1981, Tulsa, OK.” They got the opening date right, and that closing date had to come from somewhere. Then again, that was a Thursday, which would have been an odd day to close. Maybe the Airview closed on Labor Day 1981 (Sept. 7) and didn’t reopen the following Friday? Who knows?

Kenmore on July 7, 2023 at 2:24 pm

The faint outline of the entrance drive is now gone. The only remnant left is the ramps from Pine Street which indicated where the entrance and exit roads were located.

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