Archive for the ‘Oklahoma retro, vintage’ Category

Thanks to a post on American Road Magazine’s facebook page I found out that some meanies broke into the Chief Drive-in movie theatre in Chickasha, OK trashed the place and stole a buncha stuff. The Chief Drive In was built in 1949 and is one of the last standing Drive-Ins in the state of Oklahoma. There’s info below on what happened and how you can help.

Chief Drive In Logo RetroRoadmap.com

From The Chief’s website:

*Announcement*  Someone broke in and destroyed the concession stand and vandalized the box office.

They stole almost all of our supplies, candy, pop, golf balls, and ruined all of our food in the freezers. They also stole our sound system including all of the speakers. They stole almost everything including our jump box and all trash cans. We will try to have it back up and running by next weekend. We will keep you informed.

You can now donate on our site. Also you can mail any donations to Arvest Bank in care of The Chief Drive In 1927 S. 4th Chickasha, OK 73018.

Here’s a link to their Facebook page if you want to add them to your faves as well.

The Chief Drive-In Theatre
3854 N Highway 81
Chickasha, OK, 73018

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Our swell friends at Oklahoma Modern sent us this neat video from the re-lighting of the vintage neon sign for El Rancho Grande Restaurant in Tulsa Oklahoma. They write:

El Rancho Grande is a local fixture here in Tulsa, having been in their current location on Old Route 66 since 1953. A few weeks back they decided to spruce up their vintage sign that hangs on front of the building. Last night we dropped in for a “lights on” ceremony as they fired it up for the first time. The get-together was sponsored by Modern Tulsa and I was happily surprised by the attendance.

You can see a “before” photo of the vintage sign here and the Oklahoma Mods say the restaurant is OK too. Thanks you guys, you’re more than OK in my book!

El Rancho Grande
1629 E 11th St
Tulsa, OK 74120
(918) 584-0816




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From our new pals at Oklahoma Modern here’s a neat little video they made about The Golden Door Motel in Osage Beach Missouri. Built in 1966 and still family owned and operated, OM says that the Golden Door is totally stay-worthy!

Here’s some additional info about it from  Rex & Jackie at Oklahoma Modern,  thanks for the submission you guys- you’re OK!

The Golden Door Motel
4690 U.S. 54
Osage Beach, MO 65065-2356
(573) 348-2128

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