Groundswell Builds To 'Save The Admiral Twin'

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Many people are stopping by the Admiral Twin Saturday. Admiral Twin manager Dottie Stockton said the company appreciates all the calls, prayers and donations they have gotten since the fire.
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21 - 40 of 121 Comments Last updated Sep 10, 2010
Connie

Tulsa, OK

#22 Sep 4, 2010
John wrote:
<quoted text>A dumps a great idea push the whole north side off and bury that crap pit.
Yes, jealousy is a very ugly wasted emotion. Some people just arent fun & too bitter. Bring back the Admiral Twin to the good poeple and ones that want to have good clean fun & entertainment!!!!!!!LETS REBUILD!!!!!
SSDD

Bixby, OK

#23 Sep 4, 2010
I realize it was a landmark but let it go. The part of town it was in turned to crap. There was nothing but carloads of blacks and mexicans in there. Who here honestly went there in recent years to see a movie? I bet most will not raise a hand.

Most of the people go to see a movie at Starworld in Bixby, in Jenks at the Riverwalk, maybe at the IMAX off of 71st. NO ONE except the dirtbags was going to take their date, family, whatever to the Admiral Twin.

LET IT GO. I know some of you dirtbags will throw the race card at me but most here know I speak the truth.
Girl in the box office

Tulsa, OK

#24 Sep 4, 2010
SSDD wrote:
I realize it was a landmark but let it go. The part of town it was in turned to crap. There was nothing but carloads of blacks and mexicans in there. Who here honestly went there in recent years to see a movie? I bet most will not raise a hand.
Most of the people go to see a movie at Starworld in Bixby, in Jenks at the Riverwalk, maybe at the IMAX off of 71st. NO ONE except the dirtbags was going to take their date, family, whatever to the Admiral Twin.
LET IT GO. I know some of you dirtbags will throw the race card at me but most here know I speak the truth.
Sure..that is why there are 14,000 fans on facebook to save it....
Sorry, guess you haven't looked at the pics of the families that have visted it recently- by the way, if you don't go 'to that part of town' how would you even have a clue who does go there.
And really, why should you even care...please feel free to crawl back under your rock and live your pathetic lonely little life....
SSDD

Bixby, OK

#25 Sep 4, 2010
Girl in the box office wrote:
<quoted text>
Sure..that is why there are 14,000 fans on facebook to save it....
Sorry, guess you haven't looked at the pics of the families that have visted it recently- by the way, if you don't go 'to that part of town' how would you even have a clue who does go there.
And really, why should you even care...please feel free to crawl back under your rock and live your pathetic lonely little life....
15,000+ actually. The nostalgia factor and people with memories from years ago is why it has so much support. It has little to do with being a nice place to go see a movie.
gubber

AOL

#26 Sep 4, 2010
rebuild it??? need to build some section 8 apartsment, a QT, some walgreens to be robbed, and it will look like the rest of tulsa, even the section over by the southern hills....oh, and that is with those turned on street lights that only half are on...thank you city council...
Oklahomathunder4 4

Campbell Hall, NY

#27 Sep 4, 2010
It was time's good time's at the Drive-in it hade been there as long as i can rember it is truely the best landmaker i know and the next time i come back i hope to see a movie where i'm in okla my home town

Since: Apr 10

Location hidden

#28 Sep 4, 2010
SSDD wrote:
<quoted text>
15,000+ actually. The nostalgia factor and people with memories from years ago is why it has so much support. It has little to do with being a nice place to go see a movie.
While flying back to Tulsa this afternoon the conversation broke out about the Admiral Twin. Now it doesn't mean you're rich because you fly somewhere but you are not dirt poor either as some would suggest the area is only. Yes, nostalgia has something to do with it but a white middle aged couple were telling the story about going "to the drive in" just recently because it's something they've done for years now. I've never been there not having lived in Tulsa all that long and at an age I don't care for drive ins but there are few drive in's left around the country.

When I got in my ride wasn't there so I called his house. His son who a late teenager and who is white again, immediately asked if I had heard about the Admiral Twin. He told me a story about how they snuck a kid in in a tool box in a pickup.

Apparently someone is still going there besides those some would claim. Having never been there myself it is of little importance to me whether they rebuild it or not. But it seems to me that when people like you and others constantly harp about "north Tulsa" needing to clean up their act that you would simply shut the he() up when some people want to rebuild it. A rebuilt drive in would draw money at least for a while to see what they did. And who knows, it just might be a good thing. But you don't want any good things for North Tulsa do you? Might cut down on the things you have to complain about.
Who Cares

Jenks, OK

#29 Sep 4, 2010
Maybe someone can get disability over the Admiral Twin burning down, apparently its a very traumatic event for some people. It was a building like many others and it is gone get over it. Donate money to charity.
Easy Rider

Tulsa, OK

#31 Sep 4, 2010
Wow.Irony. The Admiral Twin Drive in man. The last movie I saw there was Cheech & Chong's "Up in Smoke".

“THUNDER season ticket member”

Since: Jul 08

Location hidden

#32 Sep 4, 2010
If it's gonna be rebuilt, it might as well be a mixture of old and new. Make it look very close to the original structure, but make it wide-screen for a more HD experience.

Since: Sep 10

Tulsa, OK

#34 Sep 4, 2010
Oh - a competitor for VP of the HATEFUL club!!
John wrote:
<quoted text>A dumps a great idea push the whole north side off and bury that crap pit.

Since: Sep 10

Tulsa, OK

#35 Sep 4, 2010
Good point - I"ll fly right and quit giving him attention - The poop sap.
PantsOffTheGround wrote:
<quoted text>Heh if you're not just trolling to get people upset, then that leaves jealosy...something besides Blarg is getting attention.

Since: Sep 10

Tulsa, OK

#36 Sep 4, 2010
IT was open 7 nights a week in the summer, and on weekend in the fall... honeslty dont' recall what month it would open in.... cause it was usually toooo cool for me to want to sit outside then...:-)

And yes hon - lots of us will go again....:-)
Ranma wrote:
I agree it has a lot of sentiment but will anyone go there if it was reopened? I have seen it lots of times from 244 but have never seen it in use. Not sure how much money it would cost to rebuild or how much it would cost to maintain.
Am I missing something? Was the Drive through open before the fire?

Since: Sep 10

Tulsa, OK

#37 Sep 4, 2010
GOTTA 2ND THE "Girl in the Box Office"
We went a few time a summer - and there appeared to be no single RACE representation - or even two - in fact it was one of the places that there was NO trouble. Just people visiting and watching a movie... ON lawn chairs with lap blankets, under the stars and moon, in the fresh air.... no BS, no people in a a chair DIRECTLY INFRONT OF YOU TALKING! It was great.... 1st date, maybe not - but then should any 1st date be a movie? After all at the theater you can REALLY get to know eachother huh?!! At least at the drive in you could talk about the scenes, the sky, the cool air.......

Have you ever even been?
SSDD wrote:
I realize it was a landmark but let it go. The part of town it was in turned to crap. There was nothing but carloads of blacks and mexicans in there. Who here honestly went there in recent years to see a movie? I bet most will not raise a hand.
Most of the people go to see a movie at Starworld in Bixby, in Jenks at the Riverwalk, maybe at the IMAX off of 71st. NO ONE except the dirtbags was going to take their date, family, whatever to the Admiral Twin.
LET IT GO. I know some of you dirtbags will throw the race card at me but most here know I speak the truth.

Since: Mar 08

Broken Arrow, OK

#38 Sep 4, 2010
Well I hope the owners will address the issue of "IF" not enough money is raised. I think alot of people like me are waiting to see what the money will be used for. Even if it is just a little like $100.00 I dont want to donate it if I know they won't be able to rebuild. I would hope everyone would pitch in, just a few dollars from all these people and they would have it. I grew up going there and have taken my kids not as often as I like, but now being a Nana to 5 I would like to keep the tradition going.
Randy

Tulsa, OK

#39 Sep 4, 2010
God, come on. Nothing lasts forever. Quit living in the past folks. Let it go.
Ed W

Tulsa, OK

#40 Sep 4, 2010
So many memories. Grew up 4 blocks from the Twin and we used to sneak in by going through the storm drain, this was before I-244 and you entered the Twin off of Admiral. Hope they can rebuild
Karl Schneider

Stroud, OK

#41 Sep 4, 2010
JustJ wrote:
Just a curious question... When these fundraisers and online donation generates thousands of dollars, what happens to the money when the owners decide not to rebuild?
I can't see this thing getting rebuilt if the cost will be 300,000 or more...
Will the money be donated to a local charity?

If you're not smart enough to realize that a 'donation' might not be used exactly the way you think it should, you ought to keep your money.

People give zillions to preachers who are selling a nonexistent product...there is no shortage of gullible idiots.
Karl Schneider

Stroud, OK

#42 Sep 4, 2010
Biker Dick wrote:
I am glad it burned down. Blake Smith is a punk and a **** bag and anything he has his short stubby fingers in, I would not patronize. I am sure it will be rebuilt because of all the sentimental people who went there back in the day. So many lost their virginity in the parking lot or got to stick their hand down Mary Jane Rottencrotch's pretty pink panties while "watching" a movie.

Does your mommy know you play with her computer while she's out giving $5 handjobs to buy you crayons?
What Next

Broken Arrow, OK

#43 Sep 4, 2010
You want to dig up Wayman Tisdale's corpse and gold plate it?

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