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missmelbatoast on Aug 17, 2007 at 1:02 am

Cowboy, I hope you were betting marbles because Warren is most likely correct about this cinema being named Wigwam, and operated by Paramount.

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missmelbatoast commented about Centre Theater on Aug 17, 2007 at 12:52 am

Original Deco glass railings are preserved inside the museum, along with the grand staricase. Unfortunately those glorious murals are forever gone. Hopfully someone will come up with interior photographs.

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missmelbatoast commented about Park Theater on Aug 14, 2007 at 11:01 pm

Sharp focus antique photographs of this movie house, when it was still known as Ritz, can be seen by typing word “ritz” on site below.
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missmelbatoast commented about Aldridge Theater on Jul 29, 2007 at 5:50 pm

Don’t bother to look for black (Aldridge, Blue Moon, Carter, Eastside, Jewel) theatre ads in the Daily Oklahoman, or any other white newspaper. Afro-American theatres advertised exclusively in the Black Dispatch.
Don’t understand why the map on these links don’t mark the Jewel Theatre location on NE Third, one block North from the Aldridge.
Included is a breif bio of Zelia N. Page Breaux, beloved theatre owner and music teacher.
During the late 1960s the downtown Cooper Theatre began to book black films, which siphoned Afro patrons away from Negro neighborhood cinemas, this eventually forced their closing.
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Above sites work best using dial-up connenction.

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missmelbatoast on Jul 22, 2007 at 4:58 am

Was there ever a Alva Theatre in this town? None of these links mention such a place.
http://community.webshots.com/album/37080327UvSytP
write up about Liberty, Ranger, Rialto, & Ritz
http://tinyurl.com/qodym
1907 color post card of Grand Opera House (AkA Movietone, Liberty)
http://okielegacy.org/image/newoperahouse.jpg

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missmelbatoast commented about Pix Theater on Jul 22, 2007 at 4:40 am

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missmelbatoast commented about Ranger Theatre on Jul 22, 2007 at 4:22 am

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missmelbatoast commented about Rialto Cinema on Jul 22, 2007 at 4:17 am

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missmelbatoast commented about Downtown Cinema on Jul 21, 2007 at 10:47 pm

http://www.tulsalibrary.org/JPG/D6530.jpg

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missmelbatoast commented about Akdar Theatre on Jul 16, 2007 at 9:33 pm

Oops! Thanks to CWChicago it has been pointed out that it was the NORSHORE I was refering to, not Nortown.
http://www.photoeye.com

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missmelbatoast commented about Nortown Theater on Jul 16, 2007 at 9:19 pm

Thank you, BWC! How careless of me, of course it was the NORSHORE I was refering to.
http://www.photoeye.com

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missmelbatoast commented about Akdar Theatre on Jul 16, 2007 at 9:00 pm

Rapp & Rapp gave Chicago’s (1931) Nortown Theatre the same multi-color “basket weave” pattern marble floor as they had installed inside the Akdar.

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missmelbatoast commented about Nortown Theater on Jul 16, 2007 at 8:54 pm

Rapp & Rapp designed the (1931) Nortown Theatre mezzanine floor with the same milti color “basket weave” marble design as they had put inside the (1922) Akdar Theatre lobby in Tulsa, OK.

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missmelbatoast commented about Cozy Theater on Jul 16, 2007 at 8:45 pm

;pert ;pnnu dysoter;;
http://www.tulsalibrary.org/JPG/B5547.jpg

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missmelbatoast commented about Ritz Theatre on Jul 16, 2007 at 8:19 pm

Due to style similarities this theatre was probably designed by famed architect Joseph Foucart who migrated in 1889 to Indian Territory from Paris, France.
Foucart created Brooks Opera House, Guthrie, OK.

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missmelbatoast commented about Brooks Theatre on Jul 16, 2007 at 8:13 pm

Brooks Opera House and Muskogee’s Ritz (nee-Hinton) Theatre were so similar in style and design, one can’t help but wonder if both buildings were from J. Foucart’s drawing board.

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missmelbatoast commented about Circle Theater on Jul 16, 2007 at 8:02 pm

Curious, the auditorium archive photo posted on the OHS site must have been a pre opening shot. I’ve seen 1930s images of this same auditorium, and the sidewalls were painted with the “razzled-Dazzle” designs as described by OM. Backlighted grills on support columns do not show up in this image, but they were there.

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missmelbatoast commented about Aldridge Theater on Jul 16, 2007 at 7:54 pm

Love the pictures posted on OHS site. So many black persons who were regular patrons of the Aldridge talk about this odeon with such loving memories. Seems the Aldridge and Jewel (both black owned and operated) were built not only as movie/vaude houses, but also pomp gathering places free from retraints found in churches, but not as worldly as night clubs.
Up to the end live acts were always included on the bill. One notable performer who was brought back most often was singer Little Richard.

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missmelbatoast commented about Home State Theatre on May 21, 2007 at 9:41 pm

On this site can be seen two views of the 2200 seat auditorium. These photos would have been taken in the late 1940s after all the lavish Byzantine gingerbread had been stripped away to give the space a more contemporary, streamline look. There was also a 300 seat auditorium on the fifth floor.
Enter word ‘auditorium’ in search field field, then enter,
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missmelbatoast commented about Empire Theater on May 21, 2007 at 9:06 pm

In the 6/5/40 Criterion Theatre photo can be seen the former Empire Theatre, photo right.
Enter word ‘theatre’, then enter to see image,
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missmelbatoast commented about Palace Recreation Cinema on Apr 29, 2007 at 4:38 pm

Stag films shown in those days would be considered dull by todays standards. They were nothing more than T&A erotica, or burly-Q reels featuring strip queens who took off a little more than usual.
Old timers say there were several of this type of news stand along Reno Street, but those back rooms were'nt theatres. Instead Reno arcades had ancient peep show machines where customers could peer through a viewfinder to watch 3D adult films.
To see a 1960 pictures of the Palace Recreation Arcade, enter “palace”, then hit search –

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missmelbatoast commented about Midwest Theatre on Apr 1, 2007 at 8:24 pm

Check out this c1940s photo of the Midwest Theatre boxoffice –
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missmelbatoast commented about Bijou Theatre on Apr 1, 2007 at 8:13 pm

This ancient vaudeville house is intrigueing. If located at 29 East Main Street as those 1906 news notices say, that would explain the ads supporting unionized labor. At that location the Bijou Theatre Building is still standing today, covered over by a vaneer of perforated sheet metal. See a satellite view from the map feature above.
If it actually sat on West Main, it has been torn down. This old postcard shows where it would have been located at 29 W. Main, in the building above the letter K in the word Kingkade,
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