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Catch A Movie, Help Rebuild Tulsa's Admiral Twin Drive-In This Weekend

There are 14 comments on the News on 6 Tulsa story from Sep 3, 2010, titled Catch A Movie, Help Rebuild Tulsa's Admiral Twin Drive-In This Weekend. In it, News on 6 Tulsa reports that:

You can catch a movie this weekend and help a rebuild a Tulsa icon at the same time.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at News on 6 Tulsa.

Meee

Broken Arrow, OK

#1 Sep 17, 2010
Isn't the owner of RiverWalk Movies the owner of Admiral Twin? How exactly do all the profits go to the benefit?

I'm confused.
Bob

Owasso, OK

#2 Sep 17, 2010
Yes I think they own Riverwalk and another theater in the area.

I think it's one of the better ideas honestly. I love Outsiders and think that's a nice tie in. They are allowing their fans/supporters to enjoy a movie and support a rebuilding effort.

It has a better feel to it than a grass roots fundraising drive like this business is destitute. Maybe they aren't incredibly successful but are they upside down in mortgages on all of their assets?

People were raising money to rebuild something that there was no plan to rebuild (at the time). Cart before the horse folks.
Blaine

Broken Arrow, OK

#3 Sep 17, 2010
What a waste. A fire was the best thing to ever happen to that place.
New Admiral Twin

Owasso, OK

#4 Sep 18, 2010
Just a thought, but how cool would it be if SE Hinton wrote a sequel to "The Outsiders" and with all the footage of the Admiral Twin included the burning and resurrection in her sequel? I know that there are big incentives for filming movies here in Oklahoma now and it would bring some more attention and money to our area which we could really benefit from in this depressed economy. It could include some of the former cast or just be fresh faces or a combination like maybe a look at the children of the original characters.

I'd like to see them rebuild, but if they don't and do give to a charity I would like to see it go to something local and reputable like United Way, John 3:16, and/or Circle Cinema or something Tulsa/Green Country oriented.

I'd also like to see the new screen structure built from something fire-retardant so it might be insured.

“Veteran US Army/Vietnam War”

Since: May 09

Tulsa, Oklahoma

#5 Sep 18, 2010
My mother was working at Oklahoma Osteopathic Hospital (now called "OSU Medical Center) when the hospital scene was filmed there.

Mom complained about how much the movie folks interfered with her doing her own job as a nursing assistant.
Interested

Owasso, OK

#6 Sep 18, 2010
Joe Allen Doty in Tulsa wrote:
My mother was working at Oklahoma Osteopathic Hospital (now called "OSU Medical Center) when the hospital scene was filmed there.
Mom complained about how much the movie folks interfered with her doing her own job as a nursing assistant.
So, what did your dad do?
Angie E

Tulsa, OK

#7 Sep 18, 2010
New Admiral Twin wrote:
Just a thought, but how cool would it be if SE Hinton wrote a sequel to "The Outsiders" and with all the footage of the Admiral Twin included the burning and resurrection in her sequel? I know that there are big incentives for filming movies here in Oklahoma now and it would bring some more attention and money to our area which we could really benefit from in this depressed economy. It could include some of the former cast or just be fresh faces or a combination like maybe a look at the children of the original characters.
I'd like to see them rebuild, but if they don't and do give to a charity I would like to see it go to something local and reputable like United Way, John 3:16, and/or Circle Cinema or something Tulsa/Green Country oriented.
I'd also like to see the new screen structure built from something fire-retardant so it might be insured.
What a great idea to make sequel! You should contact SE Hinton and make this suggestion.
Gods Angel

Broken Arrow, OK

#8 Sep 18, 2010
Im glad every body with any commen sence knows this was a scam and you people who fell for it sure look like a bunch of inbread oklahoma hicks.
Dangle

Broken Arrow, OK

#9 Sep 19, 2010
Yeah I'm sure if he wanted to write a sequel, it would have happened a long time ago. The movie was cool for its time, but an updated version would never make it big.
Angie E

Tulsa, OK

#10 Sep 21, 2010
Dangle wrote:
Yeah I'm sure if he wanted to write a sequel, it would have happened a long time ago. The movie was cool for its time, but an updated version would never make it big.
I think if Mrs. SE Hinton wrote a sequel with all the local changes (new drive in) etc...and featured the kids of the main characters along with the original characters, minus a few...RIP Patrick Swayze...and as for Tom Cruise he probably couldn't fit it into his busy schedule..I would read the book and/or go see the movie!

I too am skeptical on the rebuild and all the donations and the what if's that are being said, but truly hope that they raise enough to rebuild so my children can enjoy it as I did.
New Admiral Twin

Owasso, OK

#11 Sep 22, 2010
Angie E wrote:
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I think if Mrs. SE Hinton wrote a sequel with all the local changes (new drive in) etc...and featured the kids of the main characters along with the original characters, minus a few...RIP Patrick Swayze...and as for Tom Cruise he probably couldn't fit it into his busy schedule..I would read the book and/or go see the movie!
I too am skeptical on the rebuild and all the donations and the what if's that are being said, but truly hope that they raise enough to rebuild so my children can enjoy it as I did.
The reason Susan Eloise Hinton didn't write a sequel wasn't because it wasn't in demand. According to her website, she believes she writes from the age she is at and what is going on with her world. I still think that in light of all that has happened perhaps she could do a sequel now relating to the characters (that survived) and the families of the characters. If she didn't feel comfortable writing the younger characters she could co-author with a younger person who did and kind of be a mentor through the process. I'm certain she could collaborate and teach someone at the same time and both writers would come up with a complete work that was relevant and had the same profound feel as the first movie.
I agree on the skepticism on the rebuild, but hope it really is on the up and up. Every time our Tulsa landmarks are destroyed it seems to chisel away at Tulsa's history, unity, and pride. I was glad to see so many come together for this cause. I wish we had some of the gorgeously beautiful theaters and shopping centers that were described to me as being in downtown Tulsa along with some of the remarkable eating establishments throughout Tulsa like Pennington's. Tulsa needs to keep her treasures.
Angie E

Tucson, AZ

#12 Sep 22, 2010
New Admiral Twin wrote:
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The reason Susan Eloise Hinton didn't write a sequel wasn't because it wasn't in demand. According to her website, she believes she writes from the age she is at and what is going on with her world. I still think that in light of all that has happened perhaps she could do a sequel now relating to the characters (that survived) and the families of the characters. If she didn't feel comfortable writing the younger characters she could co-author with a younger person who did and kind of be a mentor through the process. I'm certain she could collaborate and teach someone at the same time and both writers would come up with a complete work that was relevant and had the same profound feel as the first movie.
I agree on the skepticism on the rebuild, but hope it really is on the up and up. Every time our Tulsa landmarks are destroyed it seems to chisel away at Tulsa's history, unity, and pride. I was glad to see so many come together for this cause. I wish we had some of the gorgeously beautiful theaters and shopping centers that were described to me as being in downtown Tulsa along with some of the remarkable eating establishments throughout Tulsa like Pennington's. Tulsa needs to keep her treasures.
Well said!!!! Maybe you should volunteer to help SE Hinton!! Long live the Admiral Twin and Tulsa Oklahoma landmarks!
XDM40

United States

#13 Sep 23, 2010
I never went to the admiral twin but always admired it and wanted to go one day
brittney miller

Tulsa, OK

#14 Sep 30, 2010
it sucks admiral twin burnt down

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