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missmelbatoast commented about Lyric Theater on Apr 1, 2007 at 2:55 pm

Main entrance to the Lyric Theatre was located on First Street. Here is a c1920 image of the side entryway at 127 N. Robinson, photo left -
http://webinfo2.mls.lib.ok.us/okimages/WebImages/w_MLSOK472.jpg

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missmelbatoast commented about Lyric Theater on Apr 1, 2007 at 2:49 pm

Main entrance to the Lyric Theatre was on First Street. Here is a c1950 view of the side entryway at 127 N. Robinson, photo left -
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missmelbatoast commented about Uptown Theater on Apr 1, 2007 at 2:42 pm

A c1945 photo of the Uptown Theatre can be seen here-
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missmelbatoast commented about Capitol Theatre on Apr 1, 2007 at 2:38 pm

Here are direct routes to images of the Dreamland (AKA- Capitol) Theatre. 1917 photos by W. Hine,
facade-
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stage door-
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missmelbatoast commented about Lyric Theater on Mar 26, 2007 at 9:27 am

LYRIC THEATRE > READ ALL ABOUT IT! ~ NEWS! ~ PHOTOS! ~ ADS!
(but use the free search option)
http://www.newsok.com/theoklahoman/archives/

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missmelbatoast commented about Mayflower Theater on Mar 22, 2007 at 1:05 pm

During the early 1980s the Cinema Mayflower specialized in Viet Namese language films. It was an X-rated porn grind house from 1984 through 1991.

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missmelbatoast commented about Gem Theatre on Mar 22, 2007 at 12:54 pm

Oklahoma City based Lowenstien Theatres owned the following cinemas,
Okla. City – Blue Moon, Colonial (AKA-Majestic), Gem, Olympic (AKA- Mondo, Academy), and Paris.
Tulsa – Downtown, Midtown, and Uptown.
Wichita, KS – Colonial and Yale.

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missmelbatoast commented about Boomer Theater on Mar 22, 2007 at 12:29 pm

Cinema listed on this page is actually Norman’s second Boomer Theter.

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missmelbatoast commented about Cozy Theater on Mar 12, 2007 at 2:25 pm

While visiting a dear friend in Tulsa a few years back, his beloved great uncle told us all about the Cozy Theatre.
Decorated inside/out in Southwestern styling with earth tone colors, unglazed red tile, and rough stucco, the clean Cozy Theatre was popular amoung both white and black audiences. A T-shape lobby flaired out into a wide standee. Lighting fixtures were composed of hammered iron and amber tulip glass.
Auditorium sidelights gave off an amber glow that was warm and comforting. Because of its steep slope, main floor seating was stadium type, but there was also a good size balcony that was a “make out” spot for teenagers. An oversized movie screen had to be placed exactly at the right sight line in order to keep balcony rails from blocking rear seat views. Rough wood beams supported a stepped ceiling, silk and velvet tapestry dressed sidewalls, while amber valour drapes defined the stage.
Rows of tracks ran beneath the Cozy Building and during it last years the shuttered theatre became home to rail tramps. Many years passed before a wrecking crew finally came to tear down this dilapidated, but still lovely little movie house.

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missmelbatoast commented about Cinema 69 Drive-In on Mar 12, 2007 at 1:17 pm

Cinema 69 and Cinema 69 Drive-In were one and the same. United Artist Theatres originally opened this complex as an indoor twin cinema with an adjoining drive-in. In the early 1990’s UA sold this complex, and it was eventually expanded to six indoor screens. As listed above, the drive-in is now only a memory.

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missmelbatoast commented about Cinema 69 on Mar 12, 2007 at 1:09 pm

United Artist Theatres opened their Cinema 69 around the early 1970’s as a twin indoor cinema, with an adjoining drive-in.
UA sold the complex in the early 1990’s, and that is when it was then expanded to six screens.

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missmelbatoast commented about Greeley Theatre on Mar 12, 2007 at 12:11 pm

Actual name of this odeon was Greeley Theatre, Bowlegs, OK. This information was obtained by researching the back of the vintage photograph mentioned above, where the Greeley name is pencilled in.

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missmelbatoast commented about Uptown Theater on Feb 18, 2007 at 10:43 am

Even toward the sad end, in a most run down condition, this crappy burlesque house supplied its burlesque queens with live music. The band was made up of an organ, drums, sax, and clarinet.
On the below sites one can listen to samples of classic burlesque music-
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and another site-
http://www.spaceagepop.com/lester.htm

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missmelbatoast commented about Grand Theatre on Feb 18, 2007 at 10:28 am

Leon Senter performed the 1940’s Modernist face lift for Tulsa’s Rialto Theatre.

During the Grand Theatre’s burlesque phase it was reputed to have had a fine seven piece house orchestra that would have sounded a lot like those in the links below.
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and this one too-
http://www.spaceagepop.com/lester.htm

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missmelbatoast commented about Inca Theatre on Jan 14, 2007 at 11:04 am

Thank you so much for your kind compliment, Seymour, you handsome devil you. Why didn’t you come backstage to say “Hello”? I would have treated you to a cocktail.

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missmelbatoast commented about Victory Theatre on Dec 22, 2006 at 3:23 pm

Do any of you theatre buffs know in which Wichita theatre a juvenile vaudivillian named Louise Hovick developed her stip tease routine and changed her name to Gypsy Rose Lee?

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missmelbatoast commented about M & M Mini Cinemas on Dec 21, 2006 at 11:21 am

Occasionally Google Maps seems to be off the mark. In this case the old M & M Mini Cinema can be seen a little West of the arrow. It was located on the corner of W. Britton Rd. and Britton Cr. behind that long shopping center with the white roof, between the cul-de-sac housing development and apartment complex.
I know the M & M was a popular place to go watch a good vintage movie, and think it was open up to 1983.

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missmelbatoast commented about Major Theater on Dec 16, 2006 at 10:47 pm

A complete history of the Major Theatre can be read on the link below;
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missmelbatoast commented about Orpheum Theatre on Dec 16, 2006 at 10:42 pm

A complete history and vintage color pictures of the Orpheum can be found on the link below;
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missmelbatoast commented about Miller Theater on Dec 16, 2006 at 10:40 pm

A brief history and vintage clear images of the Miller Theatre can be found in the link below;
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missmelbatoast commented about Crawford Theatre on Dec 16, 2006 at 10:36 pm

A brief history and a vintage photo of the Crawford can be found on the below link;

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missmelbatoast commented about 81 Drive-In on Dec 16, 2006 at 10:33 pm

A brief history and vintage photos of the 81 Drive-In can be found on the below link;
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missmelbatoast commented about Trolley Town Music Hall on Dec 9, 2006 at 6:56 pm

Original name of the Tiffany Cinema was the Centre Theatre.

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missmelbatoast commented about Dollhouse Cinema on Dec 9, 2006 at 6:52 pm

Correct address for the Dollhouse Cinema is 107 N. Hudson, Altus, OK.

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missmelbatoast commented about Penn Theater on Dec 9, 2006 at 2:50 pm

My mother worked as a maid for a Scots household near the Penn Theatre. She reminisced about the times when she would take her young ward to the Penn which frequently showed Scottish films. These pictures were quite popular since this theatre was in a Presbyterian neighborhood.