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raybradley commented about Main Street Theater on Mar 28, 2011 at 5:55 am

-Recently added is a 1940 close up photo, go to above 09-29-07 post and type in
“main street theatre"
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raybradley commented about Bijou Theatre on Mar 28, 2011 at 5:07 am

A tinted picture of the Bijou Theatre can be seen on below link, type in
“bricktown main street east broadway"
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raybradley commented about Yale Theater on Mar 28, 2011 at 4:22 am

To see a 1951 look at the Yale Theatre when “FLAME and the ARROW” and “WHITE TOWER” were playing go to below link and type in “200 w commerce street"
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raybradley commented about Capitol Theatre on Mar 27, 2011 at 9:25 pm

Another good 1925 look at the Capitol viewed fromm 300 block Main & Hudson.
The 1935 & 1947 views shows the former Capitol Theatre (white Art Deco look with large centerpiece window) on leftside of the eight story Kerr’s Bldge, and also

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raybradley commented about Capitol Theatre on Mar 27, 2011 at 8:58 pm

Time lines for the Capitol Theatre can be traced on site below.
A 1912 view of the Main St shows this theatre under Dreamland, its original name.
In a 1925 photo the Capitol Theatre is going strong.
c1935 image the theatre has a new glass block Art Deco facelift, but already converted to retail space.
On this link type in “oklahoma city main street”. Look at photos of 1912 & 1935 300 block, 1925 Walker & Main, and 1947 Hudson & Main.
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raybradley commented about Midwest Theatre on Mar 27, 2011 at 7:59 pm

John Eberson designed this theatre, and I strongly suspect he also designed the ten story YWCA Bldg, 320 NW 1st. Both the Midwest Theatre and YWCA opened in 1930. If you’re a John Eberson fan, such as I, and want to take a look at the YWCA’s lovely atmospheric cafeteria go up to 10-08-07 link and type in “ywca food services” and you’ll see what I mean.

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raybradley commented about Rialto Theatre on Mar 27, 2011 at 7:09 pm

If you want to see a c1910 shot of the Rialto Theatre then go to below site and type in
“tulsa 3rd street looking east"
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raybradley commented about Akdar Theatre on Mar 27, 2011 at 6:55 pm

If you’d like to see a rare color snapshot of the Akdar Theatre, then go to site below and type in “akdar"
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raybradley commented about Akdar Theatre on Mar 27, 2011 at 6:46 pm

To see a clear color picture postcard view of the Akadar Theatre go to match all words on below site and type in “akdar"
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raybradley commented about Chief Theatre on Mar 27, 2011 at 7:06 am

You’re right, roadsideok. The building top has been lowered but that is the Chief Theatre. To see clear vintage shots of this theatre go to link below, and under match all words type “junk drive benefit”,
(Its slow)
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raybradley commented about McSwain Theatre on Mar 26, 2011 at 12:02 pm

You’ll enjoy this link with lots of pictures,
http://mcswaintheatre.net/index_20.htm

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raybradley commented about State Theater on Mar 26, 2011 at 9:45 am

Now days Sharpes Clothing occupies the old State Theatre space at 238 N. Main St.
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raybradley commented about Chief Theater on Mar 26, 2011 at 9:27 am

To see historic photos of the Chief Theatre go to link below and type “seminole theatre”,
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raybradley commented about Rio Theatre on Mar 26, 2011 at 8:49 am

This is what the old Rio Theatre looks like these days. Apparently the business that now occupies this space specializes in windmill sales.
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raybradley commented about Center 3 Theaters on Mar 26, 2011 at 8:18 am

Really sharp vintage interior & exterior photographs (when this theatre was known as the Lyric)
can be pulled on below link by typing in “vinita theatre”,
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raybradley commented about Ritz Theatre on Mar 26, 2011 at 7:51 am

Good 1907 stage views can be pulled up on 4-23-1007 above link. For ease I’ll repost it here, its a quicker route to type in “muskogee theatre”

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raybradley commented about Cimarron Theater on Mar 26, 2011 at 5:45 am

Oops, State Theatre is actually to the left of the Cimmaron.

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raybradley commented about Cimarron Theater on Mar 26, 2011 at 5:39 am

This is a view of the Cimmaron Theatre location a hundred years later. It is now a business named Above the Rest,
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The old State Theatre can also be seen on the right, now Mark’s Drugs.

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raybradley commented about Electric Theatre on Mar 26, 2011 at 5:27 am

This is what 214 E. Oklahoma Ave. looks like a hundred years later,
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raybradley commented about Highland Theater on Mar 26, 2011 at 5:22 am

This is what the Highland Theatre looks like these days. It really hasn’t changed too much.
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You can see what the Highland Theatre looked like a hundred years ago by typing in “guthrie theatre” on below link,
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raybradley on Mar 26, 2011 at 5:03 am

The Pedigo and State were the same theatre. This is what the building looks like today, now Mark’s Drug,
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To see vintage shots of this cinema type in “guthrie theatre” on this link,
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raybradley commented about State Theater on Mar 26, 2011 at 4:56 am

Now home to Mark’s Drugs, this is what the former State (AKA-Pedigo) Theatre looks like these days,
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raybradley commented about Redland Theater on Mar 26, 2011 at 3:34 am

Today the Redland Theatre has been restored to its original look. Thank goodness that tacky gray sheet metal false front has been stripped away.
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raybradley commented about Midwest Theatre on Mar 25, 2011 at 9:28 pm

Bays Theater Blackwell, OK Closed 1
Midwest Theatre Blackwell, OK Closed 1
Palace Theater Blackwell, OK Closed 1
Pioneer Drive-In Blackwell, OK Closed/Demolished 1
Rivoli Theater Blackwell, OK Closed 1

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raybradley commented about Folly Theatre on Mar 25, 2011 at 8:41 pm

Here is what the Folly Theatre looks like now. Quite a large stagehouse for such a dinky little theatre.
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