Sheridan Drive-In

4700 S. Sheridan Road,
Tulsa, OK 74145

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Previously operated by: Video Independent Theaters Inc.

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Sheridan Drive-In

Grand opening ceremonies were held April 20, 1951, for the lovely landscaped Sheridan Drive-In. The opening movie was Burt Lancaster in “Vengeance Valley” By booking G-rated double features, adding extra short subjects, and offering a free kiddie carnival beneath the screen tower the Sheridan Drive-In attracted family trade. It was closed in 1964.

No trace of this drive-in remains today.

Contributed by Mrs. Settinhen

Recent comments (view all 11 comments)

seymourcox on September 9, 2007 at 3:00 pm

Other shots can be seen on this site, type in word ‘sheridan’,
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Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on March 19, 2010 at 2:31 pm

Okay, Mrs. Settinhen here is someinfo on the SHERIDAN DRIVE-in. It parked 570 cars the owner was Video{ which owned a couple of drive-ins in that city.]

TLSLOEWS on July 15, 2010 at 11:37 am

Nice photos Cosmic Ray I noticed in the opening ad it said across the street from Browns Airport.

jwmovies on November 24, 2012 at 1:24 pm

Above address is incorrect. Approx. address for this drive-in was 2 blocks south @ 4700 block.

changeover on September 2, 2014 at 5:28 pm

I saw “South Pacific” and “Ben-Hur” here when I was a kid.

MichaelKilgore on February 24, 2019 at 4:23 pm

Motion Picture Almanac drive-in theater list mentions:

  • 1951-57: capacity 570, owner Video
  • 1958-59: no capacity listed, owner Video Ind.
  • 1960-65: capacity 700, owner Metropolitan Theas.
  • 1966: off the list
MichaelKilgore on October 4, 2021 at 2:00 pm

But in the Motion Picture Almanac’s circuit list, the Video Independent Theatres chain included the Sheridan through the 1964 edition. In 1965, Video’s entry didn’t mention the Sheridan. No idea where the drive-in list people got that “Metropolitan Theas.”

MichaelKilgore on January 19, 2022 at 10:59 am

In the 2021 historic picture book Tulsa Movie Theaters, the authors wrote: “The Sheridan Drive-In … operated until 1963 at 4500 South Sheridan Road.”

Kenmore on January 19, 2022 at 11:37 am

The Sheridan Drive In was the first in the Tulsa area to close I believe. Development along Sheridan was exploding in the 1960s and a housing edition took over the property by 1967.

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