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missmelbatoast commented about Folly Theatre on Nov 10, 2008 at 10:02 am

Vintage images of the Folly Theatre can be viewed on this site;
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missmelbatoast commented about State Theater on Nov 10, 2008 at 10:01 am

Good views of the State Theater can be seen on this updated site;
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missmelbatoast commented about Capitol Theatre on Nov 10, 2008 at 9:57 am

Vintage images of the Capitol Theatre can be viewed on this site;
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missmelbatoast commented about Dollhouse Cinema on Nov 6, 2008 at 9:59 am

This was an adult cinema, wasn’t it?

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missmelbatoast commented about Skytrain Theatre on Nov 4, 2008 at 3:17 pm

Take a short cut to desired photo by typing “midwest city buisness district”. As noted, model of Skytrain can be seen photo center, at top of u shaped parking area.
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missmelbatoast commented about Skytrain Theatre on Nov 4, 2008 at 1:14 pm

Skytrain Theatre can be seen center of this scale model of above mentioned shopping mall
(type in word “midwest city”, then scroll down to see model pix)
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missmelbatoast commented about Midwest Theatre on Nov 4, 2008 at 10:09 am

Harold:
Are you sure it was the Oklahoma City Midwest Theater your grandfather bought? Most all ornamentation inside the Midwest was still intact up to the theatre closing in the mid 70s, which resulted in a well publisized auction just before the building came down.
Perhaps it was the OKC Warner Theater effects you are thinking of. The Warner had an ornate Italian decor furnished by Marshall Field of Chicago, and was razed in 1963.

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missmelbatoast commented about Central Theatre on Oct 22, 2008 at 10:18 am

The Central Theatre can clearly be seen in the 1933 movie ‘FOOTLIGHT PARADE’, starring James Cagney, Ruby Keeler, & Joan Blondell.
In this film chorus girls change costumes in buses while traveling from theatre to theatre, and pass by the Central and Million Dollar.

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missmelbatoast commented about Miller Theater on Sep 25, 2008 at 10:38 am

In the 1958 photo (12/2/06 posting), is there another theatre across the street?

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missmelbatoast commented about Sooner Drive-In on Sep 5, 2008 at 10:47 am

Sallisaw, OK, was hometown to the fictional Joad Family in John Steinbeck’s 1939 best seller, “Grapes of Wrath”.

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missmelbatoast commented about Zenith Nickelodeon on Apr 30, 2008 at 1:12 pm

This cinema may have also been known as the New Theater

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missmelbatoast commented about Loew's Sheridan Theatre on Feb 23, 2008 at 8:11 am

A couple years back I read that same Valentine issue too. Seems I remember the year as either 1970 or 1971. Auditorium colour shots were of the highest standards, befitting quality always found in Life photographs.
There were also wonderful (where are they now) articles centered around Joan Blondell, Betty Hutton, and Paulette Goddard.

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missmelbatoast commented about Pickwick Theatre on Nov 1, 2007 at 3:36 pm

Was this theatre operated by Pickwick (subsidiary of Greyhound) Bus Lines? In New York, Chicago, and San Francsico Pickwick operated bus station/hotel/theatre combos.
Shown here is an architectural drawing of a Pickwick complex that was never built in Tulsa-
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missmelbatoast commented about Springlake Cinema on Oct 18, 2007 at 3:53 pm

B&W 1940’s snapshot of former cinema shortly after conversion to an indoor thrill ride -
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Kodacolor view taken in mid 50’s -
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Assorted merry snapshots -
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missmelbatoast commented about Springlake Cinema on Oct 18, 2007 at 2:57 pm

Limited information is given on this ssubject, along with a photo of the 1928 hand carved (Pennsylvania Toboggan) wooden carousel -
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missmelbatoast commented about Wonderland Theatre on Oct 18, 2007 at 2:15 pm

This site contains a brief history with photos of Wonderland. Love that Spanish Fantasy architecture!
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missmelbatoast commented about Orcutt Airdrome on Oct 18, 2007 at 1:56 pm

Other informative Tulsa sites are found below,
Clark Theatre & Heller Theatre -
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A brief Orcutt description is written here.
Check out Casa Bonita Restaurant too. Though not a cinema (it did show cartoons in the kiddy arcade) Casa Bonita took its cue from atmospheric theatre desingers. Beneath a violet plaster sky with twinkling electronic stars and Brenograph pink clouds was a complete romanticed Mexican village, and the food was good too!
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Haven’t yet found good Casa Bonita interior photo, but will keep searching.

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missmelbatoast commented about Orcutt Airdrome on Oct 18, 2007 at 12:01 pm

Captivating Swan Lake photos can be seen here -
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missmelbatoast commented about Parlor Nickelodeon on Oct 13, 2007 at 3:24 pm

In this 1907 view a wagon and horse team are parked out front of the Parlour Cinema -
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missmelbatoast commented about Downtown Cinema on Oct 13, 2007 at 3:12 pm

Is'nt this the Downtown after conversion to a night club?
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missmelbatoast commented about Grand Theatre on Oct 13, 2007 at 2:05 pm

Here is a c1907 photograph of the Grand -
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missmelbatoast commented about Oxford Theatre on Oct 13, 2007 at 11:35 am

To view a 1918 picture postcard of this theatre type in name ‘Loewen’ -
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This 1918 snapshot shows the main entrance when the house was known as American Theatre (Do you suppose the message refers to weekly ticket sales?) -
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A 1950 color postcard when the complex was named Oxford. Obviously the theatre (photo right) had already closed as the word “HOTEL” covers the marquee letterboard -
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missmelbatoast commented about Mecca Theater on Oct 12, 2007 at 8:35 pm

Here is a 1950 view of the Loewen Hotel & Theatre after name changed to Oxford. By the time this photo was snapped the theatre (photo) right had obviously closed -
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missmelbatoast on Oct 12, 2007 at 8:27 pm

Other Enid theatre views -
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missmelbatoast commented about Arcadia Theater on Oct 12, 2007 at 7:55 pm

Here a lovely hotel/ballroom/theatre listed as opening 1924. Don’t think this was ever a cinema, but still worth a look -
http://enidsymphony.uniqhorns.com/