Tulsa Students Raise Money To Help Rebuild Admiral Twin Drive-In

Friday, October 15th 2010, 4:17 pm
By: News On 6


TULSA, Oklahoma -- Even the youngest movie goers are trying to save Tulsa's Admiral Twin Drive-In.

Second graders at Eugene Field Elementary have been selling suckers to raise money to rebuild the drive-in. Each grade takes on an annual project and the students chose the Tulsa icon.

"They just immediately adopted the Admiral Twin because it was just such a sad thing to happen and it went down so quickly," Cindi Hemm, Eugene Field Elementary Principal, said. "The kids got to see it on the news and read about it in the paper. They researched it, they wrote about it, they journaled about it and so it became a teaching project."

"Sometimes you just don't know what a place means," said Blake Smith, co-owner of the Admiral Twin. "You know, we've heard from a lot of Tulsans and now I'm hearing from another generation of Tulsans who would like to see it there."

The students gave Smith a check for $159.60.

There will be another fundraiser at the drive-in on Saturday, October 16th. Eleven bands will take the stage. There will also be classic cars, inflatables for the kids and festival food.

For more information on how you can donate, check out Savetheadmiraltwin.com.

10/10/2010 Related Story: Fundraisers In Tulsa and New York State Raise Almost $26,000 For Admiral Twin