Let's try this again: The Admiral Twin Drive-In will open for its 59th consecutive outdoor movie season this weekend. A half-foot of snow cancelled last week's planned outdoor film debut for the year. The good call goes to drive-in owner/operator Blake Smith. It's hard to imagine the number of low-speed fender-benders that would have occurred in those slushy conditions.
The plan last week was to open with the usual two double-feature outdoor films, with the movie choices "Monsters vs. Aliens" and "Hotel for Dogs" on the west side, "Race to Witch Mountain" and "Confessions of a Shopaholic" on the east side.
The outdoor cinema is going to be open on weekends (Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights) and for right now, arrive by 8 p.m. to catch the start of the first snow. I mean show. An early forecast calls for highs around 70 next Friday and Saturday. But as we all know, this is Oklahoma.
With the biggest outdoor movie screen in the Southwest and room for 1,500 cars, the Admiral Twin drive-in returns for its 59th consecutive season of double-sided double-features, starting at dark. That means, for right now, arrive by 8 p.m. Prices for ages 12 and up are $7; ages 5 to 11 are $2.
Remember: You need an FM stereo to hear the movie in your car; clangy window-hanging speakers are a thing of the past.
A note to parents: Check Tulsa World movie listings for subject matter before loading up the kiddies for something they may never forget.
Excerpt from Michael Smith's blog "I See Movies for Free": http://www.tulsaworld.com/webextra/blogs/weblog.aspx?column_id=5