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raybradley commented about Rialto Theater on Mar 26, 2011 at 1:06 am

…above 1985 picture is actually that of the former Ray Theatre in Tonkawa.

This is the spot where the Rialto Theatre was located on 220 E. Grand Ave. The McCarter Museum now occupies this space.
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raybradley commented about Ray Theater on Mar 26, 2011 at 12:42 am

Picture of the Ray Theatre in ‘85.
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raybradley commented about Ray Theater on Mar 26, 2011 at 12:38 am

Here is 108 S. Main St. today
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raybradley commented about Avon Theatre on Mar 26, 2011 at 12:16 am

At 118 E. Main St. the former Avon Theatre lingers on,
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raybradley commented about Stovall Theatre on Mar 25, 2011 at 11:16 pm

A current view of the Stovall Theatre can be seen on google maps, Main and broadway, Sayre, OK.
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raybradley commented about Midwest Theatre on Mar 25, 2011 at 9:56 pm

This is a look at 106 S. Main St. today. Midwest Theatre was located inside the builing with the red metal awning,
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raybradley commented about Cooper Cinerama Theatre on Mar 25, 2011 at 6:30 pm

Off topic … above there are three comments on W. W. Ahlschlager who created NYC’s swanky Roxy Theatre. Take this shorcut to see a picture postcard of Oklahoma City’s Ramsey Tower, also designed by Ahlschlager.
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raybradley commented about Sugg Theatre on Mar 25, 2011 at 5:56 pm

… plus, across the street, I strongly suspect that the Chickasha Mall was once a large theatre. It has a windowless sidewall, theatre back exits, and what looks like a stage door and dressing room windows. That sheet metal false front prevents positive identification.
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raybradley commented about Sugg Theatre on Mar 25, 2011 at 5:25 pm

Yes, Joe, I see exactly what you’re writing about. The building with the McDonald arch in the window does match the postcard footprint. This also explains why it took over a year for the new Washita to open. Thanks for the info!
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raybradley commented about Majestic Theater on Mar 25, 2011 at 4:11 pm

You’re very welcome. I enjoy researching old movie houses and hotels, and like to share my findings.

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raybradley commented about Isis Theatre on Mar 25, 2011 at 3:00 pm

With such a bad reputation I’m surprised they bothered to stop Reno Street from burning down, but they did. Doug Loudenback found this great newspaper picture of the Isis Theatre.
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raybradley commented about Rialto Theater on Mar 25, 2011 at 2:54 pm

“THE PACE THAT KILLS” was showing when this c1930 shot of the RKO Rialto Theatre was snapped. This “adult” feature probably promised lots of forbidden thrills, but actually delivered nothing. Photo from dougdawg site,
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raybradley commented about Majestic Theater on Mar 25, 2011 at 2:44 pm

This is a shortcut to the above mentioned photo of the tiny Majestic.
Note the Folly Theatre’s massive stagehouse soaring to the right of Baum’s wall sign.
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raybradley commented about Capitol Theatre on Mar 25, 2011 at 2:35 pm

From dougdawg comes this vintage shot of the Capitol Theatre. Later on a much taller blade sign replaced the one shown here, along with an eye catching marquee.
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raybradley commented about RKO Palace Theater on Mar 25, 2011 at 2:26 pm

This antique color picture postcard (when this house was still known as Metropolitan) comes courtesy of Doug Loudenback and his fantastic link. On either side of the theatre remained traces of the old west.
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raybradley commented about Folly Theatre on Mar 25, 2011 at 2:18 pm

Doug Loudenback’s interesting site serves up this vintage look at the Folly Theatre. Majectic Theatre can be seen six doors to the right.
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raybradley commented about State Theater on Mar 25, 2011 at 2:10 pm

From Doug Loudenback’s fantastic link comes this demolition photo of the old State Theater,
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raybradley commented about Midwest Theatre on Mar 25, 2011 at 11:29 am

Here’s a nice snapshot of the Midwest Theatre taken shortly before it was razed.
(Doug Loudenback’s site, a Jeff Chapman photo)
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raybradley commented about Criterion Theater on Mar 25, 2011 at 11:23 am

Doug Loudenback’s great web pages offers this fun photo of the Criterion Theatre,
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raybradley commented about Warner Theatre on Mar 25, 2011 at 11:17 am

From Doug Loudenback’s fun web site come these vintage imges of the Warner
(AKA-Overholser, Orpheum) Theatre,
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raybradley commented about Academy X Cinema on Mar 25, 2011 at 11:07 am

From the book Vanished Splendor II and Doug Loudenback’s fine web site come these antique postcard images of the Criterion, Empress, and Olympic (AKA-Mondo, Academy XXX),
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raybradley commented about Empress Theatre on Mar 25, 2011 at 11:04 am

Here are postcard views of the Criterion, Empress, and Olympic, from the book Vanished Splendor II.
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raybradley commented about Bijou Theatre on Mar 25, 2011 at 10:57 am

Taken in the early 1920s, this book cover image shows the already shuttered Bijou (AKA-Strand) Theatre (lower photo right). By then it had become some sort of business named New Bamboo, and its roof sign was being used to advertise a product called Cooks.
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raybradley commented about Empress Theatre on Mar 25, 2011 at 10:41 am

From Doug Loedenback’s link comes these 11-26-1911 and 12-4-1911 newspaper notices,
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plus a photo,
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raybradley commented about Majestic Theatre on Mar 25, 2011 at 10:05 am

I am really sorry, I entered Allen but google jumped over to Atwood and I didn’t catch the error.
Here is Broadway in Allen. Perhaps a local can point out the Majectic Bldg.
http://www.panoramio.com/photo/13685089