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DougLoudenback commented about Capitol Theater on May 27, 2009 at 8:21 am

In doing Capitol Hill research, I found a quite a number of Oklahoman ads for the Capri at 2510 S. Robinson, the earliest of which ads (the 1st was 4/4/1967) identify it as the former Capitol Theater. All ads were adult fare. The last mention of the Capri (or, for that matter, the same address on Robinson) was a 2/17/1968 Oklahoman article which said that the owner had been charged with exhibiting obscene movies for presenting the movie, “Whip’s Women” – a fellow named Whip was apparently the movie’s central character. I was unable to locate an article on the disposition of the charge.

DougLoudenback commented about Yale Theater on May 26, 2009 at 7:42 pm

I didn’t word that correctly. The father, not the son, built several Oklahoma City theaters.

DougLoudenback commented about Yale Theater on May 26, 2009 at 7:40 pm

I’m presently researching an article on Capitol Hill, including, of course, its theaters. Here’s a photo I took of the Yale about a week ago … View link

The original owner was Sam Caporal and I know one of his sons, another Sam Caporal who built some other Okc theaters, also. I coincidentally bumped into him at a 7-11 this afternoon and told him what I was doing (Capitol Hill research) … I asked him when the Yale opened and he said 1904. I’m hoping to get some good pics from him in a few days.

DougLoudenback commented about Ritz Theater on Mar 22, 2009 at 4:39 am

The Ritz reopened as the Miracle Theater, a local stage production group, in October 1958. The last act for the successor theater, however, seems to have occurred in October or November 1960.

DougLoudenback commented about AcademiX Cinema on Dec 29, 2008 at 11:06 am

Off topic, but, Oklahomo Cowboy, I cannot begin to understand how connection to my stuff ( would be faster using dial-up since most of my articles are so graphics-intense. Are you sure about that … I’m wondering if it was a one-time blip or something.


DougLoudenback commented about Criterion Theater on Sep 27, 2007 at 3:20 am

I’ve made a substantial revision of my downtown Okc movies blog post at View link including several additional pics of the Criterion. My personal favorite is the 50' (or so) high Marilyn Monroe outside the Criterion in 1953! A nice auditorium pic is in the post, also.

DougLoudenback commented about Centre Theater on Aug 3, 2005 at 2:07 am

Actually, the Centre wasn’t razed but it did become the kernel for the much larger Oklahoma City Museum of Art. The picture here shows the final 2002 product: and the picture here shows the earlier form: View link

In the project, many of the fixtures, stairways, etc. of the original art deco Center were restored.