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As a child I attended the opening of Will Wonka and the Chocolate Factory at the circle and still have fond memories of those times. It was a shame to see it go through the adult movie era but a relief to know it is being restored once more.
The Crown Theater in Collinsville, OK has been open again for several years. My wife and I have been working with the past owners and are in the process of acquiring the theater business and to lease the building until we can afford to purchase the building. Our plan is to restore the theater as much as possible beginning with the marquee.
The theater was originally done in an art deco style and still has the original entryway and restroom tiles. The exterior of the building was originally done intiles as well and we believe the majority of the original tiles are intact beneath the brick facade that was added in the early 70’s. we will find out after we actually own the building.
The Crown seats 350+ and is used primarily for family friendly movies, a meeting hall, theatrical performances, and houses a church on Sunday mornings.