Enid drive-in cinema for sale after 40 years of abandonment

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A drive-in cinema is for sale in Enid after being abandoned for 40 years. The Train Drive-in theater stood alone for decades, but now that it’s up for sale, people are hoping it will reopen for business. and look up,” said Enid resident Cliff Marrow. Marrow can see the big screen from his porch. “There was a lot of talk but nothing ever happened,” Marrow said. the money and clean up the property, which is covered in grass and overgrown trees. The effort failed when the pandemic escalated. Marrow said something needed to be done on the property. It’s a fire hazard,” Marrow said. The Trail Drive-in opened in 1955 and remained open until the mid-1980s, but has stood empty since then. “Back in the day, we had a car full of us, or four or five cars full of us, and would come here and watch movies,” said Kurt Young, the real estate agent selling the property. Young spent a lot of time at the drive-in as a teenager. He grew up in Enid and knows the theater well. Now he is trying to sell it. “The structure is still standing, and I think a good coat of paint on the front would make that part work,” Young said. , many are wondering if it’s sold out, there’s no guarantee the theater would make a comeback. It could simply be leveled and used as commercial land. “There’s been a bit of interest in different things, mostly preferred, to do the drive-in theater because there isn’t one in the area,” Young said. people in the city would love to see the screen stay alive. “The community would love it. There are people posting on social media all the time wishing someone could come here with some money and do it,” Young said. the one-acre property is currently listed for $225,000.

A drive-in cinema is for sale in Enid after being abandoned for 40 years.

The Train Drive-in theater stood alone for decades, but now that it’s up for sale, people are hoping it will reopen.

“I could just watch from my house. I would sit in my front yard and look up,” said Enid resident Cliff Marrow.

Marrow can see the big screen from his porch.

“There was a lot of talk but nothing ever happened,” Marrow said.

In 2020, neighbors got together to try to raise money and clean up the property, which is covered in grass and overgrown trees. The effort failed when the pandemic escalated.

Marrow said something needed to be done on the property.

“It would be nice to clean it up because of all the trees and weeds growing there, and they don’t take care of it, so it would be nice if someone did something about it. It’s a risk of fire,” Moelle said.

The Trail Drive-in opened in 1955 and remained open until the mid-1980s, but has stood empty since then.

“Back in the day, we had a car full of us, or four or five cars full of us, and would come here and watch movies,” said Kurt Young, the real estate agent selling the property.

Young spent a lot of time at the drive-in as a teenager. He grew up in Enid and knows the theater well.

Now he is trying to sell it.

“The structure is still standing, and I think a good coat of paint on the front would make that part work,” Young said.

However, with many wondering if it’s sold out, there’s no guarantee the theater would make a comeback. It could simply be leveled and used as commercial land.

“There’s been a bit of interest in different things, with most preferring to do drive-in movies because there aren’t any in the area,” Young said.

Young thinks a lot of people in town would like the screen to stay alive.

“The community would love it. There are people posting on social media all the time wishing someone could come here with some money and do it,” Young said.

The nine-acre property is currently listed for $225,000.

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