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Squaw Drive-In Theater

2418 Sunset Drive, El Reno, OK

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This is one of my favorite landmarks on the Mother Road. The large mural on the back of the drive-in theater screen brightens the old cinder block structure up a bit. The mural named "Guardian of the Mother Road" features a scissor tail flycatcher design and was painted by artists Rick Stennett and Jake Harms as part of the Public Arts Priject 66.


The 220 car Squaw Drive-In theater dates from at least the mid-fifties. At the time a company called Video Independent Theaters ran the place. The screen is a pretty narrow format compared to most widescreen theaters.

Photo(s): 2015

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