Drive-in movie theaters were quite popular in Oklahoma City in years long past, but it's now difficult to find one. In fact, there are only seven left in the entire state of Oklahoma, one within the city limits, the Winchester. If you love to capture that spirit of the past, though, you also can visit a couple of others within a relatively short driving distance. Each opened at least 60 years ago.
Here are details on the drive in movie theaters in the area, including contact information, season information, showtimes and online ticket purchasing options.
Winchester Drive In
6930 S. Western
Oklahoma City, OK 73139
Tickets and Policies: $7 adult, $3 children (3-10), children under 3 admitted free. Check Showtimes and Buy Tickets online. Outside food and drinks are not allowed, and concessions are cash only.
Directions: The Winchester is located on Western, just north of I-240 and south of SW 59th.
Season: Oklahoma's oldest drive in, the Winchester is only open on weekends during the spring and fall. The season runs from April to October, and gates open at 7:00 p.m. Ask about special showings during the offseason.
Beacon Drive-In (Guthrie)
2404 South Division
Guthrie, OK 73044
Tickets and Policies: $7 adult, $4 children (2-11), children under 2 admitted free. Check Showtimes and Buy Tickets online. The drive in is a cash only business.
Directions: The Beacon is located in Guthrie, a short drive north of the metro area. The theater is just off Highway 77, south of Industrial Road and west of the airport.
Season: The Beacon Drive-In is open on weekends only in September and October but nightly from Memorial Day to Labor Day. The family-operated theater, which features concessions, has audio available on FM radio, and gates open at 7:15 p.m.
The Chief Drive-In (Chickasha)
Chickasha, OK 73018
Tickets: $7 cash, $7.50 credit/debit, $5 children (3-11). Check Showtimes online. Outside food and drinks are not allowed. Pets are allowed but must be on leash.
Directions: Down southwest of Oklahoma City for The Chief Drive-In in Chickasha, built in 1949. It's located on Highway 81 south of town. Follow I-44 out of the metro and take 277 south in Chickasha.
Season: One thing that sets The Chief in Chickasha apart from the others on this list is that it's open year round, with double feature showings on Fridays and Saturdays. Gates open at 6 p.m., and they even have a mini golf course to enjoy before the movie begins at around 7 p.m. Cost for mini golf is $5 per person.