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NeonSky commented about May Theatre on Mar 2, 2013 at 4:25 pm

I saw THE WARRIORS there in ‘79 in its run-down heyday.

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NeonSky commented about Mayflower Theater on Dec 26, 2012 at 3:21 pm

Does anyone remember the Mayflower Lounge that used to be next door to the cinema? I understand it burned down in ‘62 or '63. Thanks.

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NeonSky commented about Joyce Theater on Sep 10, 2012 at 2:48 pm

I am looking for a photo of the old Elgin Theater for a documentary. Might anyone have one? It would be hugely appreciated. Please let me know at: . Thanks!

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NeonSky commented about RKO 81st Street Theatre on Dec 29, 2011 at 12:06 pm

The Electric Company was filmed here from ‘71-77.

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NeonSky commented about UA Duffield Twin Theatre on Oct 22, 2011 at 6:33 pm

I saw Edward Scissorhands here one snowy night in 1991. The next night was when the shooting took place as the other screen was showing New Jack City. I thought this was a beautiful old theater. It had a kind of modest grandeur to it.

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NeonSky commented about McDonald's Hopes to Fry the Detroit Theater on Jul 23, 2011 at 3:00 pm

This story really outrages me. How can we help outside Lakewood?

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NeonSky commented about Continental Theater on Dec 5, 2009 at 5:18 pm

The Continental was hands down my favorite theater in OKC growing up. Here’s a memory — was anyone else there?? In 1980, my brother and I went to the Continental for the premiere of CAN’T STOP THE MUSIC, one of the worst movies ever made, but over the passage of time has taken on the patina of camp classic. For the local premiere, the film’s co-writer and producer, Allan Carr (producer of several disco movies of the era) flew in on a helicopter which landed in the parking lot. He got out wearing a big white cowboy hat and a white rodeo suit — his homage to us “Okies” I suppose — but for us it was rather embarrassing. There were only about 20 of us gathered in the parking lot on that hot summer evening for the big splashy “premiere” so the whole event took on a sad, anti-climactic air, especially since the Continental had gone to such great lengths to promote it, searchlights and all. I still miss the Continental. I also saw Gone with the Wind there in revival, Moonraker and The Pink Panthere there. Cheers all!

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NeonSky commented about Villa Theater on Jul 12, 2009 at 12:49 pm

I saw THE GUMBALL RALLY here in ‘76, and a second-run screening of WILLY WONKA & CHOC FACTORY. I seem to remember sitting in the balcony. Anyone else remember a balcony?

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NeonSky commented about MacArthur Park Cinemas on May 19, 2009 at 1:09 pm

Thanks for the correction, Kevin. I must have missed 200 Motels but I’ll look for it in Netflix! —David Savage

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NeonSky commented about Mayflower Theater on Mar 2, 2009 at 7:39 pm

View link

Click the above link for a view of the Mayflower in 1975. Photo
courtesy of Jeff Chapman Collection.

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NeonSky commented about Mayflower Theater on Mar 2, 2009 at 7:37 pm

Yes Roadsideok that was the Mayflower. The structure
was completely reconfigured as the Asian restaurant and
is thus unrecognizable. I will post a photo of the old Mayflower
in my next post so you guys can see what it looked like in the 70s.

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NeonSky commented about Quail Twin Theater on Dec 16, 2008 at 10:12 pm

I saw the first run of WILLY WONKA & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY there in ‘71, EARTHQUAKE (in Sensurround), YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN in '72, and many, many more. I remember seeing Danny Williams in the lobby too. Just sayin’!

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NeonSky commented about Penn Theater on Dec 16, 2008 at 9:55 pm

Thank you Ken. Yes, I thought so.
Wish I had been old enough to see movies
there growing up.

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NeonSky commented about Penn Theater on Dec 16, 2008 at 9:44 pm

Is this the old boarded up theater next to the Chinese restaurant
near Ten-Penn? The photo link above is broken.

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NeonSky commented about May Theatre on Dec 16, 2008 at 9:38 pm

I saw so many great movies at the May, but the one I remember most vividly was THE WARRIORS in ‘79. Does anyone else remember seeing it there?

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NeonSky commented about Mayflower Theater on Nov 24, 2008 at 11:46 am

It was a porno cinema long before 1980s — I remember when it was
showing skin flicks as early as 1971, 72…

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NeonSky commented about Capitan Theater on Oct 28, 2008 at 11:05 am

Does anyone have an update on the preservation/renovation status
of The Capitan as of Oct. ‘08?