12 vintage, unusual and distinctive business signs in Oklahoma City


Sky-high trucks!

Neon, vintage, restored and replaced!

“Hot Wieners”!

A drive-in named for a 1940s-1950s Sooner football formation!

Oklahoma City businesses always have been creative with on-site marketing and advertising. But some business signs stand out — literally, and fondly, in our memory — especially those that say “OKC” so distinctly.

Here are some are some that stand that tall. What are your favorites?

Winchester Drive-In Theatre sign

Winchester Drive-In

Looking for an increasingly rare drive-in movie? “Just look for the neon cowboy” at 6930 S Western Ave.

It’s a neon icon, at the Winchester Drive-In, Oklahoma City’s only outdoor cinema.

“It was July 3, 1968, when the first car pulled up to the Winchester Drive-In movie ticket booth for the premiere show. Since then, the Winchester Drive-In is a tradition for many families and a landmark in Oklahoma City,” the Winchester says online.

It survived a close call in 2013 when tornadoes pummeled the area, including the theater, which sustained damage. But the big waving cowboy still stood tall after the storm passed.

The U-Haul truck on top of the U-Haul facility at 100 SE 2 in Oklahoma City is pictured Friday, Sept. 23, 2022.

U-Haul Moving & Storage of Bricktown

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, it’s a dadgum U-Haul truck!

It’s been up there, on top of the six-story U-Haul Moving & Storage of Bricktown building at 200 SE 2, for so long, longtime locals probably think of it as Bricktown furniture. Newcomers to OKC might do a double-take — unless they’ve seen another U-Haul truck on top of another U-Haul location somewhere.

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