Okla Theatre

18 E. Choctaw Avenue,
McAlester, OK 74501

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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

Cimarron
Cimarron on March 21, 2014 at 6:15 pm

Pic of front of theater added to Photo Section

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.

DonLewis
DonLewis on October 23, 2010 at 7:57 pm

From 2010 a photo of the Okla Theatre in McAlester.

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

Some recent photos I have taken:
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calc
calc on October 12, 2006 at 5:31 am

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

Okie
Okie on May 27, 2006 at 8:14 am

McAlester’s OKLA Theatre was operated by United Artist Theatres Circuit.

xxx
xxx on November 4, 2005 at 4:03 pm

I’m sorry for the above incorrect information. Here are correct web addresses;
1898 PALACE…
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FORUM (aprox c1907)…
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1927 PALACE (AKA-Grand, Okla)…
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CHIEF…
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Let’s croxx our fingers and press enter!!!

xxx
xxx on November 4, 2005 at 4:02 pm

I’m sorry for the above incorrect information. Here are correct web addresses;
1898 PALACE…
View link
FORUM (aprox c1907)…
View link
1927 PALACE (AKA-Grand, Okla)…
View link
CHIEF…
View link
Let’s croxx our fingers and press enter!!!

xxx
xxx on November 4, 2005 at 4:00 pm

I’m sorry for the above incorrect information. Here are correct web addresses;
1898 PALACE…
View link
FORUM (aprox c1907)…
View link
1927 PALACE (AKA-Grand, Okla)…
View link
CHIEF…
View link
Let’s croxx our fingers and press enter!!!

xxx
xxx on November 4, 2005 at 3:58 pm

I’m sorry for the above incorrect information. Here are correct web addresses;
1898 PALACE…
View link
FORUM (aprox c1907)…
View link
1927 PALACE (AKA-Grand, Okla)…
View link
CHIEF…
View link
Let’s croxx our fingers and press enter!

xxx
xxx on November 4, 2005 at 3:38 pm

Here are vintage pix of several McAlester theaters;
1898 PALACE-
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FORUM (aprox c1907)-
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1927 PALACE (AKA-Grand, Okla)-
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CHIEF-
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xxx
xxx on October 23, 2005 at 4:36 pm

Look into historic photo pages to see following theaters- – -
BUSBY (exterior/interior), OKLA (exteriors), V (exterior);
http://www.mcalester.lib.ok.us/
http://www.dancingrabbitgallery.com

xxx
xxx on September 19, 2005 at 12:49 pm

PLEASE! Does anyone have interior photos of that tall lobby with a mezanine surrounding three sides, and that unique atmospheric auditorium?

xxx
xxx on May 22, 2005 at 7:23 pm

The Okla Theatre was a member of the United Artist Chain. Though a little shop worn, that fantastic Art Deco, atmospheric auditorium is still classy!