Tulsa TV Memories      

      In association with the
The American Institute of Drive-In Archeology

Tulsa TV Memories presents:    

The Sheridan Drive-In Theatre

Opening night ad, historical data,
and most pictures provided by
Wesley Horton
, AIDA curator

The Tulsa Tribune, Apr 20, 1951 Sheridan Drive-In (courtesy of Wes Horton)

Sheridan Drive-In (courtesy of Wes Horton)
As noted at the bottom of the ad above, the Sheridan Drive-In at 4500 S. Sheridan was located across the street from Brown Airport  (NE corner of 51st and Sheridan). There is no trace of either today.

Here is a link to info about Brown Airport, aka Mayo aka Commercial (1st location). The 1955 inset map notes an "Open-air theater" used by pilots to find the airport.

Crown Auto World is on the former site of the Sheridan Drive-In.

61st & Urbana today, from Jack Frank's video, 'Stuff That's Gone'Side note: Tulsa Commercial Airport, 2nd location, later became the site of the Holliday Hills addition on the NW corner of 61st and Yale. When Holliday Hills was built in the mid-1950s, the north-south runway strip was integrated into the street layout.  It is now a stretch of Urbana Ave.-- wider than the average street. The old restaurant/office is a private home today.The former Holliday Hills shopping center, on the right in this photo, is now KingsPointe Village. Photo from Jack Frank's "Stuff That's Gone" video.

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