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3 Pictures added to photo section are of statues that were removed and sold prior to Midwest demolished.
Pic added to photo section showing original neon sign.
Pic added to photo section of 1953 fire.
Pic of Midwest playing “Pardners” added to photo section.
Photo of Midwest Theatre grand opening nite 1930 showing of “The Dawn Patrol” added to pic section.
Photo of Midwest just prior to grand opening in 1930 added to pic. section.
Photo of Maria Schell & Anne Baxter, Cimarron Premiere added to pic. section.
Pic added to Photo Section…Playing “Sand Pebbles”
Playing Midwest late 1960’s.
1930’s pic added to photo section. Note gas price’s on sign…Inflation I guess or rather I gas!
Well, hope OKC is supportive of this new endeaver as this old theater has become somewhat of a land mark. Thanks for posting.
Pic of Criterion, 1960’s Christmas Time on Main Street added to Photo Section
Oklahoma City Times refused to accept Butterfield 8 ad that pictured Elizabeth Taylor in a full slip…Image that! My has times ever changed in the censorship world.
“Never On Sunday” Playing at Midwest Theatre in Sept. / Oct. 1960 which featured Melanie Mercouri, playing a Prostitue with the next movie playing was Butterfield 8, starring Elizabeth Taylor, a part time call girl…Was playing when I began as an Usher.. Ironic as the first run followed with high gross features like Cimarron, Longest Day, etc and ended life X rated porn features in the mid 70’s..Sad ending for a grand theatre..See ad pic’s of above in Photo Section.
Nice pic’s! South Pacific ..
Family vacationed in the Sulpher area in 50’s, 60’s and would frequent a movie theatre in town but, not sure if this is the same one..Seems that it may have been destroyed by fire..But, always enjoyed Sulpher area and old Platt National Park. Thanks for sharing.
Early card pic of Liberty Theatre added to Photo Section.
Yes, Cinerama was the best in projection technology of the period but, with the visible separation of 3 camera shots compared with todays super hd, today is the obvious choice but, for the late 50’s, early 60’s, Cinerama won hands down…Technology march forward with today’s Cine..No comparison and guess what, It will continue to evolve with improvement on never ending changes…Still like to see the old b&w films in spite.
Keep on Truckin!
Yeah, the steep seating was way tooo comfortable for the period…My buddy and I spent late hours on a Fri. nite and would go the to State on Sat. afternoon but, fell asleep in those seats often after a fun nite…It wAS A FIRST CLASS theater with the most comfortable seating of any theater at that time in OKC….Thanks
Great Pic’s David, I also recall the two trouser suits that are ad’s by the Criterion as well as the movies. Thanks for posting.
guarina, that makes sense. Hopefully, things will improve for the Cuban People and Country. Thanks
Oops, technology glitch earlier uploaded wrong photo’s..these are correct State Theater Photo’s in Pic Section.
Eggman, my note above of May 11, 2013 re: Basil Displays..They did a lot of displays for Movie Theater’s and probably other’s like Retail Store Displays. I’m pretty sure Basil’s team did the Marily Monroe for the Criterion…He also did false front displays for “Cimarron” & “Longest Day” that played at the Midwest Theater..I believe he may have been the only one in OKC that produced those types of theater displays..They also did work for many other theaters in the okc area showing major runs….Hope this helps!
Uploaded Pic of Marquee in 1962 with misspelled word. View in Photo Section.
1930’s Pic of North Robinson Street with State Theater added to Photo Section.