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seymourcox commented about McSwain Musical Theatre on Apr 19, 2011 at 2:08 pm

This link a tiny bit of history on the Liberty Theatre, http://mcswaintheatre.net/index_20.htm

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seymourcox commented about Lyric Theater on Apr 4, 2011 at 6:45 pm

The downtown Lyric Theatre did have an annex entrance on N. Robinson St. but the playhouse proper was located on First St. History books say this theatre was torn down when the Perrine Building went up. However, some oldtimers say the Lyric remained directly behind the Perrine. If so, it would have been that five story structure with the sloped tile roof seen just right of the much taller Perrine Bldg.
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Scroll down from photo to play on an interactive map.

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seymourcox commented about Sooner Theater on Apr 4, 2011 at 3:56 pm

Downtown Oklahoma City map with photos
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seymourcox commented about Midwest Theatre on Apr 4, 2011 at 3:54 pm

Oklahoma City downtown map & photos
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seymourcox commented about Jewel Theatre on Apr 2, 2011 at 3:01 pm

Here is Arlo Gruthrie performing his father’s most popular tune,
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seymourcox commented about Jewel Drive-In on Apr 2, 2011 at 2:46 pm

The Jewel Drive-In Theatre looked over those lovely hills that famed songwriter Woody Guthrie made famous,
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9QJyWdXMP_A

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seymourcox commented about Jewel Theatre on Apr 2, 2011 at 2:29 pm

Okemah was birthplace and childhood home to activist songwriter Woodey Guthrie (1912-1967).
Bet he would have gotten a big kick out of this old JibJab version,
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seymourcox commented about Crystal Theater on Apr 2, 2011 at 2:22 pm

Okemah is birthplace and childhood home to activist songwriter Woody Guthrie (1912 – 1967)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxiMrvDbq3s
and Arlo Guthrie’s version
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seymourcox commented about Wagon Wheel Cinema on Apr 2, 2011 at 12:41 pm

After the State Fair Boom Town exhibit folded in 1957 this popcorn wagon was moved over to the Frontier City Cinema, type on bleow link “blitz popcorn"
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seymourcox commented about Whizbang Theatre on Apr 2, 2011 at 11:52 am

This song was written to commemorate wild towns like Whizbang that gave a spirited fight, but lost the battle when finally it just “blowed away"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ky-HYHrm_oE

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seymourcox commented about MacArthur Park Cinemas on Mar 24, 2011 at 11:47 pm

MacArthur Park Cinema today
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seymourcox commented about Ritz Theatre on Mar 24, 2011 at 10:53 pm

Standing two doors left of the former Pix Theatre, and across the street from the old Midwest Theatre, the Ritz Theatre has now been converted into M & M Furniture sales,
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seymourcox commented about Aline Theatre on Mar 3, 2011 at 3:57 pm

Here is the most recent view of the (1020) Aline Theatre, now a community center.
http://www.panoramio.com/photo/36877819

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seymourcox commented about Aldridge Theater on Mar 3, 2011 at 3:55 pm

The site where the Aldridge Theatre stood is now an apartment complex,
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seymourcox commented about Agnew Theater on Mar 3, 2011 at 3:48 pm

Here is a recent view of the former Agnew Theatre, now a combination Harley Shop & restaurant,
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seymourcox commented about Aggie Theater on Mar 3, 2011 at 3:45 pm

Here is a modern day view of the former Aggie Theatre (pan left),
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seymourcox commented about Colonial Theater on Mar 3, 2011 at 3:39 pm

Here is a recent view of the former Colonial Theatre (Spanish Colonial style bldg with tile roof). Can’t read the sign, but it’s the one with the tree.
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seymourcox commented about Mecca Theatre on Mar 3, 2011 at 3:27 pm

Here is a modern view of the former Mecca Theatre (photo left, bldg with green awning), now Jodie’s Dance Studio,
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seymourcox commented about Forum Theater on Mar 3, 2011 at 3:23 pm

From google maps link comes this modern day street view of the former Forum Theatre, now (Marilyn’s Boutique),
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seymourcox commented about Blue Moon Theater on Mar 3, 2011 at 3:13 pm

From google maps comes this modern street view of the former Blue Moon Theatre, located accross from Smith Office Supply,
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seymourcox commented about Lawton Theater on Mar 3, 2011 at 3:02 pm

Screen star Joan Crawford (Lucille Fay LeSueur) resided in Lawton as a child, where her stepfather, Henry Cassin, managed the Lawton Theatre.
Following bio is courtesy of wiki;
“Crawford’s mother subsequently married Henry J. Cassin. The family lived in Lawton, Oklahoma, where Cassin ran a movie theater. Crawford was unaware that Cassin was not her birth father until her brother Hal told her. The 1910 federal census for Comanche County, Oklahoma, enumerated on April 20, showed Henry and Anna living at 910 "D” Street in Lawton. Crawford was listed as five years old, thus showing 1905 as her likely year of birth.
Crawford preferred the nickname “Billie” as a child and she loved watching vaudeville acts performed on the stage of her stepfather’s theater. The instability of her family life impacted on her education and her level of schooling never really progressed beyond the fourth grade. Her ambition was to be a dancer. However, in an attempt to escape piano lessons to run and play with friends, she leaped from the front porch of her home and cut her foot deeply on a broken milk bottle. Crawford had three operations and was unable to attend elementary school for a year and a half. She eventually fully recovered and returned to dancing …"

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seymourcox commented about Shirley Theatre on Mar 3, 2011 at 2:25 pm

Here is a modern day view of 100 S. Broadway (Main & Broadway), but don’t see any structure resembling a former cinema,
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seymourcox on Mar 3, 2011 at 2:24 pm

Here is a modern day view of Main & Broadway, but don’t see any structure resembling a cinema,
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seymourcox commented about LaVerne Theatre on Mar 3, 2011 at 2:11 pm

http://www.panoramio.com/photo/7954781

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seymourcox commented about LaVerne Theatre on Mar 3, 2011 at 2:09 pm

Searching the business district (Broadway & Main), there are no structures that resemble a former cinema.
Laverne is hometown to the lovely 1967 Miss America, Jane Ann Jayroe.