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Oklahoma Movie Theatres (page 2)

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Coleman Theatre
Miami, OK
The Coleman Theatre opened in 1929. It was designed by Robert O. Boller of the Boller Brothers. In 1989, the Coleman family donated the theatre to the City. It is now used as a performing arts center. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

Roxy Theatre
Muskogee, OK
The Roxy Theatre opened in 1948 and closed in 1969. It remained vacant until 2001 when it reopened as a live performance venue. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Washita Theatre
New Cordell, OK
The Washita Theatre was built in 1946. The theatre had been closed for many years before the City of Cordell purchased and restored it. It reopened in 2000 and is still in use as a movie theatre. For more, see this website. [map]

Sooner Theatre
Norman, OK
Boomer Theatre
Norman, OK
The Sooner Theatre was built in 1929 in the Spanish Colonial/Mission style. Originally a movie theatre, it is now used as a performing arts center. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. For more, see this website. [map]

The Boomer Theatre was built around 1947. In the mid to late 1960s, it featured foreign and art films. These photos are from 2006. Since then, the building has been converted to retail use but this sign remains. For more, see this website. [map]

Elsie C. Brackett Theatre
Norman, OK
The Elsie C. Brackett Theatre was built as the Rupel J. Jones Theatre for live performances. It was designed by A. Blaine Imel and built in 1965. It was renamed the Brackett Theatre in 2015. The building is used for the University of Oklahoma's School of Dance performances and special events. [map]

Crystal Theatre
Okemah, OK
The Crystal Theatre was built in 1921. The interior was remodeled in 1931 in an atmospheric style. The theatre recently featured movies and live performances. It has been closed since around 2020. These photos are from 2021. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Agnew Theatre
Oklahoma City, OK
Plaza Theatre
Oklahoma City, OK
2011: 2020: 2006: 2020:
The Agnew Theatre was designed by Jack Corgan and opened in 1945. It closed in 1958 and housed several restaurants after that. The building appeared to be vacant in 2011. Since 2015, the building has housed the El Fandango Event Center. It may have closed in 2019. For more, see this website. [map]

The Plaza Theatre was designed by the Boller Brothers and opened in 1935. It closed in 1979 and the interior was gutted after that. In 2007, the theatre was renovated and reopened as the Lyric at the Plaza. It is now a live performance venue. The current skeleton-style marquee was based on the theatre's original shape. The same design was used for the Plaza Theatre in Ottawa, KS. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

May Theatre
Oklahoma City, OK
The May Theatre opened around 1941. It closed in 1989. The building housed a church in recent years but has been vacant since 2018. For more, see this website. [map]

Tower Theatre
Oklahoma City, OK
Oklahoma Opry
Oklahoma City, OK
The Tower Theatre opened in 1937. It closed in 1989 and the interior was gutted. In 2006, new owners began renovating the theatre. In 2010, about $50,000 was spent to restore the marquee sign. Most of the sign's paint was still in good shape but about half of the neon had to be replaced. Originally, the sign was animated with letters that lit up sequentially and flashed. However, the neon is now static. The marquee at the bottom of the sign had been hit several times by passing trucks and had to be rebuilt. The curb in front of the building was extended to protect the sign from future damage. The building and sign were restored in 2015. In 2016, the theatre reopened with live performances and films. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

The Oklahoma Opry was originally known as the Knob Hill Theatre. It was designed by Jack Corgan and was built in 1946. It became a venue for live gospel and country music performances in 1978. The building has been vacant since at least 2011. For more, see this website. [map]

Centre Theatre
Oklahoma City, OK
Will Rogers Theatre
Oklahoma City, OK
The Centre Theatre was designed by the Boller Brothers and opened in 1947. It closed in the mid-1970s. The former theatre is now part of the Oklahoma City Museum of Art. For more, see this website. [map]

The Will Rogers Theatre was designed by Jack Corgan and opened in 1946. The lobby has housed Will's Cafe & Lobby Bar since 2002. The auditorium is used for catered events. In 2021, the blade sign's neon was replaced with LED tubing. For more, see this website. [map]

Uptown Theatre
Oklahoma City, OK
Yale Theatre
Oklahoma City, OK
The Uptown Theatre opened in 1941 and had closed by 1955. The interior has been gutted for office space. The building was vacant when this photo was taken in 2020. [map]

The Yale Theatre was built in 1911 as the Capitol Hill Theater. The name was changed to the Yale Theatre in 1921. It was remodeled to its current look in 1946. The building had been vacant for decades. In 2017, renovation began. It is now used as an event center. For more, see this website. [map]

Continental Theatre [gone]
Oklahoma City, OK
The Continental Theatre opened in 1965 and featured a Cinerama screen. It was the prototype for identical theatres built in Tulsa, OK and Denver, CO. The theatre closed in 1983. These photos were taken in 2006. The theatre was demolished later that year. For more, see this website.

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