Okla Theatre

18 E. Choctaw Avenue,
McAlester, OK 74501

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Okla Theatre

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The architect converted an existing cinema into a Moderne style partial Atmospheric style one, with $50,000. The side walls had stepped rectangular shapes and in between them were plant boxes containing imitation foliage.

Contributed by Graeme McBain

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calc on October 12, 2006 at 5:31 am

what is the current status on this theatre? thanks in advance

Lauren Durbin
Lauren Durbin on October 31, 2006 at 12:06 pm

Some recent photos I have taken:
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raybradley on October 11, 2009 at 1:24 pm

Concession stand 2004 shot of the Okla Theatre. Modern dropped ceiling hid Art Deco detailing and the encirling mazzanine.
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lrostochil 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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Don Lewis
Don Lewis on October 23, 2010 at 7:57 pm

From 2010 a photo of the Okla Theatre in McAlester.

Will Dunklin
Will Dunklin on February 2, 2013 at 10:52 am

Chuck, thanks for clarifying the theatre’s previous names. CT doesn’t list the alternate name PALACE for this hall. The Wurlitzer pipe organ factory records indicate their opus 1338, a tiny 2 manual, 4 rank (Style B) organ was installed in the Palace Theatre, McAlester, OK, in 1926.

Cimarron on March 21, 2014 at 6:15 pm

Pic of front of theater added to Photo Section

Matt Lambros
Matt Lambros on March 25, 2014 at 6:36 am

I recently photographed the OKLA Theatre. Check out some photographs and a blog post on the theater here

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