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lrostochil commented about Fine Arts Theater on Sep 12, 2013 at 1:12 pm

I think this is a W. Scott Dunne design.

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lrostochil commented about Thompson Theatre on May 9, 2012 at 11:54 am

Here’s a view from May 2012. When we were there, workers were finishing up some interior renovation. The place looks good and is now a dance studio:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/25726169@N03/7165924930/in/photostream

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lrostochil commented about Woodward Arts Theatre on Jun 15, 2011 at 11:44 am

Here are a couple of photos:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/25726169@N03/5836316810/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/25726169@N03/5836317190/in/photostream

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lrostochil commented about Trolley Town Music Hall on Jun 10, 2011 at 11:01 am

The Centre Theater has been fully restored. Here’s a photo of what it looks like now (June 2011):

http://www.flickr.com/photos/25726169@N03/5818667248/in/photostream

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lrostochil commented about Plaza Theatre on Mar 25, 2011 at 7:22 am

I think that this beautiful theater might be a Jack CORGAN design???

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lrostochil commented about Texas Stadium Drive-In on Dec 14, 2010 at 8:45 am

I don’t think this theater ever did very well because, by the mid-70’s, it was showing soft porn flicks.

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lrostochil commented about Wynnewood Theater on Dec 14, 2010 at 8:43 am

I believe that this is a photo of the Wynnewood Shopping Center with a scaffold sign of the Wynnewood Theatre in the background. Can anyone confirm?

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lrostochil commented about Victoria Theater on Jul 7, 2010 at 7:50 am

Here’s a then and now shot of the building. The “then” was taken soon after it opened in 1928, and the now was taken in 2009:

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lrostochil commented about Arcadia Theater on Jun 7, 2010 at 10:44 am

Here’s a photo from around 1988:

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lrostochil commented about Okla Theatre on May 25, 2010 at 12:39 pm

Here it is in 2010:

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And a detail shot of one of the letters in the neon sign:

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lrostochil commented about Ritz Theater on May 4, 2010 at 5:41 pm

Yay! Mystery solved! I’ve taken photos of that side of the road before, but I don’t remember anything that may have once been a theater. I’ll drive by in the next day or two and have a look.

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lrostochil commented about Tower Theater on May 2, 2010 at 1:41 pm

Photos of the Tower Theater sign lit up for the first time in two decades:

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lrostochil commented about Ritz Theater on May 2, 2010 at 1:40 pm

The original, pre-OKC address for the Ritz was 214 E. Britton Rd. After looking at the photo Carl posted of the Britton compared to the vintage photo of the Ritz, I don’t think they’re the same building. The Britton has a rounded ticket booth with an entry to the side, while it looks like the Ritz was more symmetrical. What do you guys think?

I have several phone books from the 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s and didn’t find the Britton Theater in any of them — must have been pretty short lived.

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lrostochil commented about Tower Theater on Dec 2, 2009 at 1:02 pm

The sign was recently restored and looks great — was lit for the first time in decades not too long ago. Here’s a photo of the sign during the day as it looks now:

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I will go back and take some photos at night very soon.

The theater itself has been gutted, along with several other buildings on the block, and they are for lease. The area is undergoing a nice revitalization, so I imagine that all of the buildings will be occupied soon and people will once again be shopping along NW 23rd.

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lrostochil commented about Penn Theater on Nov 11, 2009 at 9:46 am

The theater, restaurant, and surrounding buildings are now junk stores. Here are some photos I took of the theater on 11/6/09:

Exterior:
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Lobby:
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Looking toward projection booth and front of theater:
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lrostochil commented about Elk Theatre on Oct 3, 2009 at 10:01 am

Click on the link provided by Seymour, then type in Elk Theatre in the Search box, and a page will pop up with the photos they’re talking about.

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lrostochil commented about Westland Theatre on Oct 3, 2009 at 9:50 am

Here are two photos from 2009:

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lrostochil commented about Circle Theater on Aug 12, 2009 at 6:07 pm

My image of the old Circle Theater:

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It looks like it’s now a Latino club. I remember back in the early 80’s it was a club/concert hall called The Ritz. The seats were all gone, obviously, but a lot of the interior murals and grand staircases were still there back then. Wonder what the interior looks like now.

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lrostochil commented about Ritz Theater on Jun 17, 2009 at 12:30 pm

Yes, I took some photos there last fall, and this is what I found:

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lrostochil commented about Village Theatre on Jun 17, 2009 at 11:57 am

I think that half of the teenagers in Dallas spent the 70’s and early 80’s going to see “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” here as the midnight movie on the weekends. I also remember seeing “Pink Floyd’s The Wall” here and a revival of “Tommy.” It was THE place to be on the weekends if you were a teenager in those days.

I don’t live in Dallas anymore and had no idea that this great theater had closed. So sad.

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lrostochil commented about UA Prestonwood 5 on Jun 17, 2009 at 11:50 am

I saw “The Big Chill,” and that awful Brat Pack movie … what was it … oh yeah, “St. Elmo’s Fire” here. All of my friends thought it was the best movie ever, and I thought they were completely crazy!

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lrostochil commented about Preston Royal Theatre on Jun 17, 2009 at 11:44 am

The Park Forest is now an antique mall. Here’s a photo of what it looks like today:

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lrostochil commented about Circle Theater on Jun 17, 2009 at 11:43 am

The restaurant was the Spanish Galleon, and yes, it was built like a ship on the outside and had all kinds of nets and rigging inside as the decor. There was another one at Lemmon and N. Hall streets in the 70’s, I think. Also, the Circle Inn came down a few years ago.

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lrostochil commented about Remembering Cinerama (Part X: Oklahoma City) on Feb 26, 2009 at 11:54 am

Will do! Thanks for the information.

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lrostochil commented about Remembering Cinerama (Part X: Oklahoma City) on Feb 26, 2009 at 11:30 am

Darn it! I was hoping that you could solve the mystery for me — guess not!