Circle Cinema turns 80

posted by Michael Zoldessy on July 15, 2008 at 10:54 am

TULSA, OK — It has had its ups and downs but 80 years later, the Circle Cinema is still going strong.

Sitting on 12th and Lewis, Circle Cinema celebrates its 80th birthday today and the staff looks forward to renovating the theater for the future while also appreciating its history.

“We are the only remaining historic movie theater left in Tulsa – everything has become a parking lot,” said Stephanie LaFevers, executive director of Circle Cinema Foundation.
Circle Cinema opened its doors on July 15, 1928, and is in Tulsa’s first suburban shopping center, according to information compiled by Leigh Ann Zielger, executive director for the Tulsa Foundation for Architecture. The theater went through an evolution of showing serial films in the 1950s to even venturing into adult films in the late 1970s. But from the 1990s to early 2000s the theater sat nearly empty and vacant.

Read the full story in the Journal Record.

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