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Oklahoma Movie Theatres (page 1)

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Plaza Theatre
Altus, OK
Rialto Theatre
Alva, OK
The Plaza Theatre opened in 1928 as the New Empire Theatre. The exterior was remodeled in the late 1940s. The theatre now houses a church. For more, see this website. [map]

The Rialto Theatre opened in 1949 and is still operating. This building replaced the previous Rialto Theatre which was built on the same site. For more, see this website. [map]

Miller Theatre
Anadarko, OK
2011: 2020:
The Miller Theatre opened in 1947. It has been closed since at least the 1990s. The sign tower and marquee continue to disintegrate. For more, see this website. [map]

Redskin Theatre
Anadarko, OK
2011: 2020:
The Redskin Theatre opened in 1947 and is still in operation. The sign was damaged in a tornado in 2009. By 2013, half of the Indian's face above the blade sign was gone. By 2016, the Indian was gone. For more, see this website. [map]

Tivoli Theatre
Ardmore, OK
Grand Theatre
Canton, OK
Liberty Theatre
Carnegie, OK
The Tivoli Theatre was built as the Princess Theatre in 1915. The theatre is now used for special events and occasional live performances. For more, see this website. [map]

The Grand Theatre was undergoing renovation when this photo was taken in 2011. The theatre will be used as a live performance venue. Does anyone know when this theatre was built? For more, see this website. [map]

The Liberty Theatre was built in 1915 and remains in operation. For more, see this website. [map]

Rook Theatre
Cheyenne, OK
2006: 2011:
The Rook Theatre opened around 1941. It was closed for many years. Since 2010, the building has housed Merwin's video store which shows movies on Friday and Saturday nights. The building was repainted and the "ROOK" letters were removed from the marquee sign. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Washita Theatre
Chickasha, OK
The Washita Theatre was designed by Jack Corgan and opened in 1941. The theatre closed in 2001. It was purchased by the Chickasha Community Theatre and now features live performances. For more, see this website. [map]

Redland Theatre
Clinton, OK
2011: 2021:
The Redland Theatre opened as the Rialto Theatre in 1922. After a makeover, it became the Redland Theatre in 1950. It closed in the late 1980s. The building later housed Resolution Apparel & Printing. The facade was stripped sometime between 2013 and 2019 while the building was being restored. In 2021, a grant was awarded to restore the marquee's neon and readerboard. There are plans to adapted the building as a bed and breakfast. It appears to be vacant now. For more, see this website. [map]

Dunkin Theatre
Cushing, OK
Plaza Theatre
Durant, OK
The Dunkin Theatre opened in 1926. For more, see this website. [map]

The Plaza Theatre opened in 1936 and has been closed since the 1980s. For more, see this website. [map]

Centre Theatre
El Reno, OK
Westland Theatre
Elk City, OK
The Centre Theatre was designed by Jack Corgan and opened in 1945. In the 1970s, an outer wall was added during a remodeling. In 2010, a storm destroyed that addition. The theatre was then restored to its original look with a new marquee. The theatre now offers movies, live entertainment, and is available for private events. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

The Westland Theatre opened in 1950. It's not known when the theatre closed. It houses an office supply store for many years. That appears to be closed now. For more, see this website. [map]

Tall Chief Theatre
Fairfax, OK
Royal Theatre
Fairview, OK
Ramona Theatre
Frederick, OK
The Tall Chief Theatre opened in the 1920s as a vaudeville venue. It has been closed for many years. The sign probably had raised opal glass letters originally. For more, see this website. [map]

The Royal Theatre sign looks like it was recently restored. Does anyone know when the theatre was built? For more, see this website. [map]

The Ramona Theatre opened in 1929. It is now a live performance venue. For more, see this website. [map]

American Theatre
Guymon, OK
Esquire Theatre
Hobart, OK
The American Theatre now houses the Guymon Community Theatre. Does anyone have any information about this one? For more, see this website. [map]

The Esquire Theatre was built as the Kiowa Theatre by the mid-1930s. Sometime in or after the 1950s, the name was changed to Esquire. It operated until at least the 1980s. The interior of the theatre has been gutted. For more, see this website. [map]

State Theatre
Idabel, OK
The State Theatre was designed by Raymond F. Smith and built in 1946. By the late 1980s, the theatre had closed. The marquee read "Legal Arts Building" for many years. The building appears vacant now. For more, see this website. [map]

Long Theatre
Keyes, OK
V Theatre
McAlester, OK
The Long Theatre was built around 1947. It looks like it has been closed for many years. For more, see this website. [map]

I can't find any information about the V Theatre. It might be from the 1940s. It closed in the mid-1960s and was converted into retail space. The marquee was removed and replaced with this canopy at some point. For more, see this website. [map]

OKLA Theatre
McAlester, OK

2011:

2019:

The OKLA Theatre was designed by W. Scott Dunn and built in 1931. The marquee was replaced in 1948. It has been closed since 1989. By 2018, the building had been repainted. A ticket booth was being constructed in 2019. There are plans to eventually reopen the theatre for live performances and community events. For more, see this website. [map]

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