Pollard Theatre

118 West Harrison,
Guthrie, OK 72044

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seymourcox
seymourcox on July 14, 2010 at 10:04 am

Modern images and a history on the Pollard Theatre can be found on this site;
http://www.roadsideoklahoma.com/node/385

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on August 27, 2009 at 7:17 pm

Here is a 1985 photo. The marquee is gone.
http://tinyurl.com/lmrpa2

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on August 29, 2008 at 4:03 pm

Here is a photo of the Pollard Theater.

seymourcox
seymourcox on October 8, 2007 at 11:14 am

Oh yes, to view images on above post type in name “Melba”!

seymourcox
seymourcox on October 8, 2007 at 11:13 am

On this site are vintage exterior shots, and a rare view of the handsome auditorium …
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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on August 2, 2007 at 3:15 pm

This is a circa 1932 photo of the Pollard Theater. Near the top of the building it reads “Patterson” and not “Pollard” as it does today.

seymourcox
seymourcox on January 31, 2007 at 4:53 am

November, 1988, issue of Oklahoma Today Magazine has a contemporary write-up about the Pollard, but no architectural photos.
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raybradley
raybradley on January 28, 2007 at 5:59 am

Exterior of the Pollard Bldg was designed by Joseph Foucart, a renouned French architect from Paris. Foucart migrated to Indian Territory to get a fresh start, participated in the Great Land Run of 1889, and set up practice in Guthrie.

seymourcox
seymourcox on January 20, 2007 at 1:31 pm

In below link can be seen good early day photographs of Guthrie’s Brooks Opera House, Highland Theatre, Opera House, and Pollard Theatre-
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and Hollywood stars at the Pollard-
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Okie
Okie on August 26, 2006 at 8:47 pm

Dear LL:
This Guthrie movie premiere story is true. Warner Bros brought their big stars to Guthrie to promote this picture. A horse drawn stage-coach picked celebrities up at the depot. It may have been “OKLAHOMA KID”, but I’m not sure.

Contact Dr. Blackburn at the Oklahoma State Historical Society for further details, and photos of the event. Also, Guthrie Public Library Archives has material on this subject.

By the way, Republic Pictures built an entire western town set (portions still stand today) in Canadian, OK, in which scenes for “ROCK ISLAND TRAIL” were filmed. This John Wayne oater held a gala, star studded premiere at the Okla Theatre, McAlester, OK.

Tulsa’s Ritz Theatre celebrated a world premiere of “TULSA”, starring Susan Hayward, and Robert Preston.

LOBBYLOVER
LOBBYLOVER on August 26, 2006 at 5:44 pm

OVER 10 YEARS AGO, I WAS A MANAGER OF A VIDEO STORE. THE FATHER OF THE OWNERS WIFE WAS A FRIEND OF MR. POWELL WHO OWNED THE POLLARD. THE STORY THAT CAME BACK TO ME: THERE WAS A HUMPHREY BOGARD MOVIE PREMEIER AT THE POLLARD. I’VE NEVER BEEN ABLE TO FIND OUT IF THIS IS TRUE, AND IS SO, WHICH MOVIE IT MAY HAVE BEEN. I’VE OFTEN THOUGHT THAT IT MIGHT BE “THE OKLAHOMA KID” WHICH WAS A JAMES CAGNEY MOVIE WITH BOGART IN THE CAST. DOES ANYONE KNOW? RICK

xxx
xxx on May 13, 2006 at 5:52 am

Check out these impressive pictures of other Guthrie auditoria-
http://guthriescottishrite.org/egypt.html
and
http://guthriescottishrite.org/auditorium.html

xxx
xxx on May 6, 2006 at 10:37 pm

Some one in the Pollard research department needs to review historical material presented on their official Pollard Theatre web site. On this site the vintage photograph showing a band playing atop the theatre marquee is clearly labled 1912, yet written passage claims the structure wasn’t converted to theatre use until 1919. Which date is right?

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on May 6, 2006 at 3:27 pm

Here is another photo of the Pollard Theater.

Okie
Okie on May 6, 2006 at 11:53 am

Presented on Library of Congress Photo Archive site is a 1977 snapshot when this theatre was known as MELBA. Film title on marquee was “Adventures of the Wilderness Family”.
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Okie
Okie on May 6, 2006 at 10:59 am

Shown here is a vintage snapshot of this theatre when it was known as MELBA. Film listed on marquee is “Adventures of the Wilderness Family”.
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From Library of Congress Photo Archives.

xxx
xxx on May 6, 2006 at 3:38 am

In this image the Pollard Theatre can be seen behind Harrison House Hotel-
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cindyb
cindyb on July 24, 2005 at 12:59 pm

My husband and I frequently attend the Pollard Theatre. It is the only full time professional theater company in Oklahoma. The beautiful mural work features landscape scenes of mountains and trees. The lobby is clad in a peacock blue paint highlighted by magnificently colored iron chandeliers. The Powell family, who operated the Pollard as a movie theater, built and still own the Beacon Drive-In in Guthrie.

xxx
xxx on June 18, 2005 at 11:41 am

The POLLARD Theatre has its own web site with color photos.