Riviera Drive-In

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City/Town: Oklahoma City
Location Class: CommercialTheater
Year Built: 1975
Year Abandoned: 1999
Status: Demolished
Photojournalist: Billy Dixon

The Riviera Drive-In was once one of south Oklahoma City”s flourishing theaters boasting  a 700 car capacity.

The Riviera Drive-In closed in 1999 after thunderstorm in which the screen was blown down. The fallen screen, ticket booth, speaker poles, projection booth, concession stand, and marquee all remained vacant and seemingly forgotten for years. All that currectly remains are the concession stand and projection bulding.

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steven
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steven

that's what the red and white striped counters were all about. Kentucky Fried. We would stop in and get a bucket before entering the drive-in.

Hank Grill
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Hank Grill

Looks like someone forgot to pick up their nude mags.

Dez_of_TWP
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If this was the one across from Warehouse Market Grocery then it has been torn down.

ShadowWolfCorey
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ShadowWolfCorey

Actually, the place is still there. Only the screen was taken down. The building still remains.

sammie
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sammie

no .. the place is torn down now..sadly

Leslie
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Leslie

Yes it is no longer there

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[…] number of drive-ins throughout the state. But it was that temperamental weather that forced the Riviera Drive-In to shut down in 1999, after winds knocked the screen […]

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Robert
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Robert

The last remaining bits of this drive-in were unfortunately demolished about 2 to 3 weeks ago. All that is left now is the concrete pad. I know the current owners have wanted to sell this entire parcel of land for years.

Wendy
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Wendy

This has now been totall demolished.

SES
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SES

The date built is wrong "1975; I went there with my parents in the late 60's and it was far from new then.

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