Oldest Continuously Operating Movie Theater?
PRYOR, OK — My name is Gene Oliver and I am the owner of the Allred Theater in Pryor, Oklahoma. The theater was opened in 1917 by J. F. Allred and my father bought it in 1963.
It has continuosly operated as a movie theater and never been dark. Nor has it operated as any other business. My interest is in the possibility that it may be the oldest continously operating movie theater in the nation. If not, possibly the oldest small town theater in continuous operation.
I would appreciate some help with this research.
Recently, the theater has been renovated with digital sound, high back recliner seating and renovation throughout. Also, I have renovated the auditoriums into 3 and added 2 more screens in another adjacent building. The next building has been purchased and another 2 screens will be added in the coming year.