“Temporarily closed for now”
**TEMPORARILY CLOSED- will reopen soon! At first glance, drive-in movie theaters seem to be a dying entertainment venue in Oklahoma. Only seven operate in the state, down from a high of 95 in 1954. Only one each survives in Oklahoma City and Tulsa. However, owners of the drive-ins still operating say their theaters will remain open for years to come. It’s not just the value of two or three movies for the price of one that appeals to drive-in moviegoers, they say. Instead, drive-ins have survived because baby boomers crave the nostalgia, and owners are dedicated to the outdoor business. Instead of the clunky speakers that had to be mounted on car windows, most drive-ins have FM stereo sound, so patrons can listen to the movie on their car radios. The theater is surrounded by businesses and homes. Once inside the fenced parking lot, however, patrons quickly forget the outside world as they set up lawn chairs or lay blankets on the hoods of their cars. Their kids play nearby or sleep in the back seat of the car. The whole family can watch a double or triple feature into the wee hours of the morning and dine at the concession stand for less than the price of entrance to an indoor theater.
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Winchester Drive-In Movie Theatre
- Sun, Fri, Sat: 7:15 pm - 1:30 am
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