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missmelbatoast on Oct 7, 2007 at 9:58 pm

Originally opened as the Aztec Theatre, this Carl Boller design was sister house (minus the balcony) to the Bison Theatre in Shawnee. After an awful 1954 streamline remodel the named changed to Esquire.
To see vintage interior/exterior photos type in words “Aztec”, “Exquire”, or “theatre -
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missmelbatoast commented about Esquire Theatre on Oct 7, 2007 at 9:54 pm

1954 saw an awful streamline make-over and name change to Esquire. To see interior/exterior shots type in word “Esquire' -
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missmelbatoast commented about Springlake Cinema on Sep 24, 2007 at 3:30 pm

Here is a shot of the former Cinema after conversion to “RIDE ‘N LAFF”,
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In this reverse negative view the former Cinema can be seen upper photo right, note the stage house still remained,
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missmelbatoast commented about Dreamland Theatre on Sep 24, 2007 at 3:11 pm

Krebs History link makes brief mention on the Dreamland,
http://www.krebsmuseum.com/KHM-MuseumHistory.html

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missmelbatoast commented about Civic Center Music Hall on Sep 24, 2007 at 9:53 am

Both addresses would be correct. Named for actress Carol Channing, 201 Channing Square is a driveway at the main entrance, and was official address before the latest renovation.
201 N. Walker is actually a small park bounded by Channing Drive, Couch Drive, Park Street, and Walker Street.
This link has some interesting before and after photos,
http://www.okc.gov/MAPS/civic_center/index.html

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missmelbatoast commented about Springlake Cinema on Sep 24, 2007 at 9:20 am

Many vintage photos of this fabulous amusement park can be seen on below link -
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and here is what the location looks like today as a college campus-
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missmelbatoast commented about Liberty Theatre on Sep 15, 2007 at 5:09 pm

This was a “reverse” style cinema, with seating facing the lobby area.

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missmelbatoast commented about Star Theater on Sep 9, 2007 at 9:34 pm

a couple more interior shots KM mentioned above. Looks like this theatre may have once been twinned, then returned to a sigle screen cinema -
http://www.tulsalibrary.org/JPG/B7806.jpg
http://www.tulsalibrary.org/JPG/B7807.jpg

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missmelbatoast commented about Star Theater on Sep 9, 2007 at 9:23 pm

The little Star Theatre must have suffered from stiff competition since Sand Springs residents could ride streetcars to the big first run theatres in downtown Tulsa -
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missmelbatoast commented about Capri Drive-In on Sep 9, 2007 at 9:15 pm

As far as I know this was the only drive-in theatre in the nation with street car service that would drop patrons off at the gate -
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missmelbatoast commented about Ritz Theatre on Sep 9, 2007 at 9:04 pm

1942 exterior shot, notice smartly uniformed ushers practicing crowd control -
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missmelbatoast commented about Ritz Theater on Sep 9, 2007 at 8:59 pm

Another angle of the same shot, and much clearer -
http://www.tulsalibrary.org/JPG/F0104.jpg

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missmelbatoast commented about Orpheum Theater on Sep 9, 2007 at 8:46 pm

This shot taken from upper balcony was made shortly before demolition in 1973 (note theatre chairs have already been dismantled) -
http://www.tulsalibrary.org/JPG/C1899.jpg

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missmelbatoast commented about State Theater on Sep 9, 2007 at 8:32 pm

View of the State Theatre after streamlining -
http://www.tulsalibrary.org/JPG/C1494.jpg
and
http://www.tulsalibrary.org/JPG/C1493.jpg

Religeous picture showing was another one of gimmick producer Kroger Babb’s cheapies, who usually pitched sexploitation stinkers!

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missmelbatoast commented about Lyric Theatre on Sep 9, 2007 at 8:10 pm

Only the stagehouse remains in this 1970s photo showing demolition of the old Lyric Theatre,
http://www.tulsalibrary.org/JPG/G0170.jpg

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missmelbatoast commented about Dive Inn Theater on Sep 9, 2007 at 7:45 pm

This is not a photo of the Dive Inn, but it closely resembles what the unit looked like, especially the tall cactus sign -
http://www.tulsalibrary.org/JPG/D3848.jpg

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missmelbatoast commented about Villa Theater on Sep 7, 2007 at 8:44 am

Seymour, the Tower Theater that was sister to the Villa was located in Drumright, not Duncan.

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missmelbatoast commented about Rialto Theatre on Sep 2, 2007 at 7:34 pm

Was this theatre later renamed Cadet?

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missmelbatoast commented about Glory B Theater on Aug 16, 2007 at 7:18 pm

See fabulous 1936 images of this eclectic theatre by typing in words “glory-b”, then go search -
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Personally I like the stage upon a stage layout.

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missmelbatoast commented about Coleman Theatre on Aug 16, 2007 at 7:01 pm

These rare vintage images are the best yet, to see these fantastic views type in word “coleman”, then search -
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missmelbatoast on Aug 16, 2007 at 5:02 pm

Cowboy, I hope you were betting marbles because Warren is most likely correct about this cinema being named Wigwam, and operated by Paramount.

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missmelbatoast commented about Centre Theater on Aug 16, 2007 at 4:52 pm

Original Deco glass railings are preserved inside the museum, along with the grand staricase. Unfortunately those glorious murals are forever gone. Hopfully someone will come up with interior photographs.

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missmelbatoast commented about Park Theater on Aug 14, 2007 at 3:01 pm

Sharp focus antique photographs of this movie house, when it was still known as Ritz, can be seen by typing word “ritz” on site below.
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