7 things you should know about the Admiral Twin
If it weren’t for the season’s hottest blockbusters playing on both screens, you might just think you’d gone back in time.
1. From the ashes
The Admiral Twin’s original wooden structure burned down in a fire in 2010, but the screens were rebuilt and the theater reopened to enthusiastic crowds in summer 2012.
2. Looking back
Summer 2018 is the historic theater’s 67th season. The drive-in originally opened in 1951 as the Modernaire. The following year, new ownership prompted a name change and the addition of a second screen.
3. On set
The theater got its own silver-screen moment when it served as a filming location for the 1983 film “The Outsiders.”
4. Tuning in
There’s not an app for that — moviegoers must tune in to FM radio to add sound to the picture show. To avoid the embarrassment of needing a car jumpstart, theater management suggests bringing a portable radio.
5. Nightly routine
The Admiral Twin shows movies on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from March-October and is open nightly in the summer. Each screen plays a different double feature.
6. Matinee attraction
The nighttime haunt is finally getting some daytime action. As of March, the drive-in now hosts the 918 Flea Market from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturdays.
The twin screens are nine stories tall. A standard IMAX screen is only about seven stories.
Admiral Twin Drive-in
7355 E. Easton St. | 918-878-8099