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Rodney commented about State Theater on Sep 10, 2007 at 8:50 pm

These vintage photos are not the OKC State Theatre.
Anyone out there know where this movie house was located?
http://www.tulsalibrary.org/JPG/C1494.jpg
and
http://www.tulsalibrary.org/JPG/C1493.jpg

Religeous picture featured on marquee was a cheapie product from gimmick producer Kroger Babb.
Babb usually pitched sexploitation pictures that hyped hot, graphic sex, but seldom lived up to its bold promise.

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Rodney commented about State Theatre on Sep 10, 2007 at 8:41 pm

Anyone out there know if these are vintage images of the Porter State Theatre?
http://www.tulsalibrary.org/JPG/C1494.jpg
and
http://www.tulsalibrary.org/JPG/C1493.jpg

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Rodney commented about State Theatre on Sep 10, 2007 at 8:39 pm

These vintage photos from OHS are not of the Pawhuska State Theatre. Anyone know the actual location of this movie house?
http://www.tulsalibrary.org/JPG/C1494.jpg
and
http://www.tulsalibrary.org/JPG/C1493.jpg

Rodney
Rodney commented about State Theater on Sep 10, 2007 at 8:34 pm

These vintage images from OHS may (or may not) be shots of the Seminole State Theatre. Anyone know for sure?
http://www.tulsalibrary.org/JPG/C1494.jpg
and
http://www.tulsalibrary.org/JPG/C1493.jpg

As mentioned on another page by Miss Toast, religeious movie showing was a cheapie from gimmick producer Kroger Babb. Babb usually pitched sexploitation pictures that usually didn’t live up to the promised hype of titilation.

Rodney
Rodney commented about State Theater on Sep 10, 2007 at 8:12 pm

Miss Melba:
After looking at the OHS photos, I honestly don’t beleive your posting are images of the State in Sapulpa. There is no resemblance.

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Rodney commented about Colcord Airdome on Sep 10, 2007 at 7:02 pm

To see W.A. Wells non-theatre designs, on site just above this post type in word “architectural” or ‘drawing’, then search.

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Rodney commented about Video Triple Theater on Aug 27, 2007 at 6:04 pm

This Nov 102, 1980, picture tell its own story. Type in words “video three theatre” to see image -
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Rodney commented about Rialto Theatre on Aug 27, 2007 at 5:50 pm

LOOK at 1940 pictures of this cute theatre by typing word “rialto” -
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Rodney commented about Inca Theatre on Aug 16, 2007 at 10:31 am

“BLAZING SADDLES” is one of my favorite comedy movies. Originally the group was called the Steak & Cinema Gang.

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Rodney on Aug 15, 2007 at 4:21 pm

I strongly suspect that OHS made a label mistake on this one. I bet ten to one that the Paramount Theatre in the above view is the one in Cushing, OK.

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Rodney commented about Inca Theatre on Aug 15, 2007 at 2:43 pm

At the lunch discussion group today it was brought out that the Inca auditorium decor closely matched that of the Bristow Princess. Both were Paramount operations.

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Rodney commented about Princess Theater on Aug 15, 2007 at 2:33 pm

Seven guys came to the cinema discussion group this afternoon. We’re growing all the time. Over a steak lunch Lolly Pop thought that this theatre was renamed Paramount after the streamline facelift. This is quite possible as the marquee “P” matches the P on the Altus Paramount Theatre.
Anyone know for sure?

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Rodney commented about Dollhouse Cinema on Aug 13, 2007 at 7:44 pm

A theatre named Delta in a desert town? Go figure.

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Rodney commented about Will Rogers Theatre on Aug 7, 2007 at 5:02 pm

Best vintage photos of the Will Rogers facade, lobby, and auditorium can be seen on Oklahoma Historical Society pages. Type in word “theatre”, then search.
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Rodney commented about Warner Theatre on Aug 7, 2007 at 4:58 pm

Better photos of the Warner Theater can be seen on the Oklahoma Historical Society pages. Type in word “warner”, then hit search.
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Rodney commented about Sooner Theatre on Aug 7, 2007 at 4:51 pm

Explore the Oklahoma Historical Society pages to see the best antique photographs of the Sooner Theatre. In search area type in words “sooner theatre”, the press search.
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Rodney commented about Criterion Theater on Aug 7, 2007 at 4:39 pm

Fine exterior and interior images of the Criterion can be seen on the Oklahoma Historical Society link. To view antique photos – type in word “criterion”, then search.
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Rodney commented about Esquire Theatre on Aug 7, 2007 at 3:18 pm

Notice how the Kiowas marquee touts “Western Electric Sound”, which translate to “sound on film.” My grampy told me how quickly moviegoers tired of Vitaphone disk sound, and alert theatre owners began to ballyhoo sound on film systems.

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Rodney commented about Inca Theatre on Aug 7, 2007 at 2:49 pm

Our OKC Tuesday Night Cinema Discussion Group, which usuallay meet on Wednesday at Cattlemen’s Cafe, were exchanging theatre thoughts over thick steaks, fat baked potatos, and cocktails. We debated how the few movie palaces that were included in the Griffith Circuit were acquired, not built, by Griffith. When Griffith Bros. did build, the Inca Theatre was the typical end result, small and cheaply built inside existing retail space . To get an idea of what we meant look at these Inca photos on the Oklahoma Historical Society link. In search field type word “inca”, then enter,
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Rodney commented about Uptown Theater on Jul 7, 2007 at 4:51 pm

Vinatge pictures,Uptown Theatre c1947 image FINK 1742;
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Rodney commented about Cozy Theater on Jul 7, 2007 at 1:43 pm

Besides the Cozy and Uptown, other theatres can be seen in the (04/28/07) posted photo. Photo center, at the bottom of the viaduct can be seen the Lyric Theatre. Photo left, the Grand Theatre can be seen next to the Bliss Hotel.

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Rodney commented about Continental Theatre on Jul 7, 2007 at 1:32 pm

Since the Denver, OKC, and Tulsa Cotinental structures were exact duplicates of one another this site shows what all three looked like;
http://cinerama.topcities.com/ctcontinental.htm

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Rodney commented about Bellaire Drive-In on Jul 7, 2007 at 1:00 pm

This theatre was never demolished as stated above. It was later twinned and renamed Admiral Drive-In Twin Theatres, and is still operating to this day.

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Rodney commented about AcademiX Cinema on Jul 7, 2007 at 12:41 pm

Architectural color drawings and a history of the (doomed) urban renewal project can be found here. For some odd reason the below site works best using dial up connection;
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Rodney commented about Sophisticate's X Twin Cinemas on Jul 4, 2007 at 3:00 pm

Several old queens have informed me that those arcade glory holes were keyhole shaped.