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raybradley commented about Palace Theatre on Sep 2, 2007 at 4:43 am

Claremore, Oklahoma, is an interesting place.
This was Will Rogers birth place, hometown, and where he is entombed.
Claremore is the setting for two Broadway plays that were also made into Hollywood films; “OKLAHOMA!”, and “Dark at the Top of the Stairs”.
Oklahoma Military Academy is located here.

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raybradley commented about Rialto Theatre on Sep 1, 2007 at 5:34 pm

Antique interior/exterior images of these theatres can be seen by typing word “theatre”,
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raybradley commented about Esquire Theatre on Sep 1, 2007 at 5:30 pm

To see interior/exterior vintage photos of the Chief, Esquire, and/or Palace type in word “theatre”,
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raybradley commented about La Nora Theatre on Sep 1, 2007 at 3:36 pm

To view 1936 interior/exterior images of the La Nora type in word “theatre”,
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raybradley commented about Granada Theatre on Sep 1, 2007 at 3:18 pm

To view 1930 photos of the Granada exterior and sky job auditorium type in word “theatre”,
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raybradley commented about Howard Hodge Theater on Sep 1, 2007 at 2:54 pm

To see 1964 image type in word “theatre”,
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raybradley commented about Mexia Theater on Sep 1, 2007 at 2:52 pm

To see vintage images type in word “theatre”,
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raybradley commented about Morley Theater on Sep 1, 2007 at 2:48 pm

SEE 1947 interior/exterior photos by typing in word “theatre”,
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raybradley commented about Brauntex Theater on Sep 1, 2007 at 2:42 pm

View 1964 interior/exterior photos by typing in word “theatre”,
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raybradley commented about Campus Theatre on Sep 1, 2007 at 2:31 pm

Actually the Campus Theatre design could be classified as International Moderne. It reminds me of a Worlds Fair pavilion!
Wonder if a prof from the School of Architecture created this little masterpiece?

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raybradley commented about Circle Cinema Theatre on Sep 1, 2007 at 1:56 pm

On the above Oklahoma Historical Society web pages, that photo of a narrow, vaulted ceiling auditorium is actually an image of Cameo Theatre seating.

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raybradley commented about Rita Theatre on Sep 1, 2007 at 1:52 pm

Oklahoma Historical Society web site remarks that the Cameo Theatre (a probable former nickelodeon) originally occupied this site. In 1940 Griffith Bros Theatres bought the Cameo and replaced it with the (cheaply built) Rita Theatre. Because of its blah appearance, when the Rita burned down most Tulsans felt no sense of loss.

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raybradley commented about Cameo Theater on Sep 1, 2007 at 1:45 pm

Oklahoma Historical Society remarks that Griffith Bros acquired the Cameo Theatre in 1940, and then replaced it with the Rita Theatre.
1934 images reveal a Spanish Mission exterior (bet those entrance doors were composed of green & orange glass) that looked as if it probably dated way back to nickelodeon times. Tht original generic “movie house” auditorium wasn’t much to look at, but it sure was better than the cheap Griffith replacement.
On the OHS web site, the Cameo auditorium is mistakenly shown again as that of the Circle Theater.
Most Tulsa citizens felt no loss after the Rita Theatre burned.

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raybradley commented about Will Rogers Theatre on Sep 1, 2007 at 1:26 pm

Vintage images illustrate interior motifs for the Will Rogers as decorated in unique Western Impressionist Styling.
These dull B&W photos cannot bring out how auditorium hues were rich earth tones, with splashes of bright colour thrown in here and there for dramatic effect. All together it created an exciting setting in which to view a movie.

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raybradley commented about Tulsa Theater on Sep 1, 2007 at 12:57 pm

Seems that Oklahoma Historical Society is not too interested in documenting fact, as they remark that the Tulsa Theatre replaced the Main Street Cinema. Vintage images from other sources prove that these two theatres operated in compitition across the street from one another.
The eye pleasing interior motif of the Tulsa Theatre could best be described as Southwestern Moderne.

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raybradley commented about Tower Theater on Sep 1, 2007 at 12:51 pm

Those 40s photos show what little interior decoration the Tower Theatre had. Exterior styling was simple Spanish Colonial, while the interior was done up in Southwestern Moderne. Love that standee carpet pattern, bet it was colorful!

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raybradley commented about McSwain Theatre on Sep 1, 2007 at 12:25 am

Period photographs tell the McSwain Theatre story in pictures. During the 1930s the lovely auditorium style matched that of the Spanish Colonial exterior. A 40s Art Moderne atmospheric sky job came next. Then a 50s sweeping contemporary look accompanied a new wide screen. Though not pictured, in the early 70s beige fiberglass fabric was installed to cover auditorium walls. See for yourself by typing in word “mcswain”,
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raybradley commented about Kiva Theatre on Sep 1, 2007 at 12:00 am

Almsot sister theatres, both the Ada Kiva Theatre and Sayre Ute Theatre were designed in smart Pueblo Art Deco Styling. To see 1930s interior/exterior shots of these two theatre type in either “kiva” or “ute”,
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raybradley commented about H & S Theatre on Aug 31, 2007 at 11:47 pm

To view 1930s era photos type in “theatre” …
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raybradley commented about Palace Theatre on Aug 31, 2007 at 11:29 am

Have you looked at those photos of the Hodenville Liberty Theatre? To do so type in ‘liberty".

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raybradley commented about Plaza Theatre on Aug 29, 2007 at 11:23 pm

Look here to see 1940s photos of the Plaza Theatre complete makeover from Spanish Colonial to Streamline Moderne. Type in word “plaza” to view images,

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raybradley commented about Rialto Theater on Aug 29, 2007 at 11:13 pm

1935 & 1940 exterior shots of the Spanish Colonial styled Rialto can be seen by typing in word “rialto”,
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raybradley commented about Ray Theater on Aug 29, 2007 at 11:05 pm

A 1940 photo can be seen by typing in word “ray”,
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raybradley commented about Airview Drive-In on Aug 29, 2007 at 11:01 pm

Other vintage photos of this drive-in can be seen by typing in word “airview”,
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raybradley commented about Cameo Theater on Aug 29, 2007 at 10:55 pm

Vintage interior/exterior photos can be viewed by typing in word “cameo”,
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