Up from the ashes

Intermission is almost over for the Admiral Twin.

After a nearly two-year intermission forced by a devastating fire that destroyed its famous double-sided screen in September 2010, the Admiral Twin Drive-In is poised to reopen this week.

The Tulsa World reported Wednesday that the Admiral Twin will reopen Friday, June 15. Moviegoers have a pair of double features to choose from: Rock of Ages and Men in Black III on one side of the screen, or The Avengers and Snow White and the Huntsman on the other. Tickets cost $7 for adults and $3 for kids ages 3 to 11. Children under 3 get in free.

The Admiral Twin reopens Friday, June 15.

The drive-in was not insured at the time of the fire, but in typical Tulsa fashion, local residents and businesspeople opened their hearts and their pocketbooks for a worthy cause: Individuals contributed about $30,000, and local architect Shelby Navarro of 1Architecture donated his services to get the Admiral Twin up and running again, the World reported.

The Admiral Twin, which opened in 1951 as the Modernaire, had a star turn of its own when it appeared in a scene from the 1983 film The Outsiders, based on the novel of the same title by Tulsa author S.E. Hinton.

Remember taking your high-school sweetheart to the drive-in? Why not turn that long-ago memory into a romantic getaway by taking in a movie at the newly revived Admiral Twin, then following it with an evening in one of our beautiful theme rooms — perhaps the Route 66 suite, in honor of the Admiral Twin’s location just off the Admiral Place alignment of the Mother Road, or the Casa Loma room, which evokes the road’s heyday with a nod to the Campbell’s origins? Click here or give us a call at (855) 744-5500 to reserve your room now.

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