N. Penn Twin Drive-In

12118 N. Pennsylvania Avenue,
Oklahoma City, OK 73120

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The First Box Office of the North Penn Twin 1963.

The N. Penn Twin Drive-In opened May 22, 1963 with Pat Boone in “The Yellow Canary” on screen 1 and Charlton Heston in “Diamond Head” & Steve McQueen in “The War Lover” on screen 2. It was closed in 1974.

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kencmcintyre on January 25, 2007 at 2:10 pm

The drive-in was built near a sewage plant. Apparently the smell didn’t jibe with popcorn and jujubes:

whorton on July 13, 2012 at 10:51 am

It opened May 22, 1963. It closed for good at the end of the 1974 season, and never reopened for the 75 season. Kencmcintyre is correct in that the opening of a sewage plant near the theatre was the main thing leading to it’s failure. R.L. Barton attempted to sue the city, as well as spraying pleasant smelling fragrances around the perimeter before the shows.

Sewage treatment plants killed two drive in theatres in OKC, the Fairpark and the North Penn Twin.

Wesley Horton AIDA

jwmovies on October 30, 2012 at 4:43 pm

Approx. address for this drive-in was 12118 North Pennsylvania Avenue. Now Security Self Storage.

lrostochil on July 30, 2016 at 8:18 am

Here’s a history of the theater — lots of photos, too:


rivest266 on August 22, 2018 at 3:31 pm

May 22nd, 1963 grand opening ad in the photo section.

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