Admiral Twin hosts its final screenings of the season this weekend
BY NOUR HABIB World Scene Writer
Friday, November 30, 2012
11/30/12 at 4:35 AM
The Admiral Twin Drive-in winds up its 2012 season this weekend.
The iconic theater re-opened this summer with new metal screens after a fire burned its double-sided wooden screen tower in September 2010.
"It was definitely a banner year," said co-owner Blake Smith.
Despite missing May and half of June - which Smith said are an important six weeks for theaters - this season was one of the drive-in's most successful during the last 12-year period.
"We've had a lot of momentum from the community rallying around us," Smith said. After the fire, fans of the "Save the Admiral Twin" effort raised more than $30,000 to help rebuild the theater.
Smith said the support raised the profile of the drive-in, and made this a big year.
Showing on Friday and Saturday are the double features "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2" and "Wreck-it Ralph," at 6:55 p.m. and 9 p.m., respectively; "Rise of the Guardians" and "Hotel Transylvania," will be on the other screen at 7:05 p.m. and 8:40 p.m.
This weekend's prices are $10 per car.
Smith said the drive-in's tentative plan is to open its 2013 season in March, depending on the weather.
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The iconic Admiral Twin Drive-in theater re-opened this summer with new metal screens after a fire burned its double-sided wooden screen tower in September 2010. MICHAEL WYKE/ Tulsa World file