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After years of mismanagement and neglect, the theater was not viable as an operation and was falling apart. After renovation and expansion, it became one of the top independent theaters in the state.
The Allred was divided into 2 screens either in the ‘50s or the '60s. The large, building wide screen in the rear of the building was divided into 2 screens around 2001, creating the Allred 3. A few years later, the Annex was opened. It has 2 stadium style screens. 4 of the screens are equipped with DTS. The Allred has 2 concession stands and the Annex has one concession stand.
I work at a theater in Pryor, OK. My boss’s family has been in the movie business for 50 years, and his father designed this drive-in. I have found some aerial photographs of this theater, as well as concession stand pics from its opening. The photographs we have, according to my boss, are of the opening weekend, they were playing a Jimmy Stewart picture. I also have 2 pictures of the Uptown in Victoria, but with 2 different marquees (must have been changed at some point in time)
the theater seats 506. When it was a one scren barn style theater, it sat 634.