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The new structure of the Admiral Twin Drive In, {}now towers more than 75 feet above the ground as the Tulsa icon is being born again.

On a wet and rainy Thursday morning the work crews weren't able to make any additional progress, but owner Blake Smith says things are moving along.

We've learned that public support of the project, played a key part in bringing the theater back to life.

$30,000 were collected by public fund raisers, but the dollar amount wasn't the most important part of that effort.

The total is relatively small compared to the overall cost of the project.

However, it helped him get the financing he need to begin construction.

Those donations were evidence for his bankers, that people were willing to support a new drive in.

Smith says he's optimistic the new facility will be a success, because other drive ins are doing well in cities across the country.

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The odds are good for an opening in 2012, but he's not willing to name a date at this point.

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