Satellite 1 & 2

1460 Maple Drive,
Norman, OK 73072

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Satellite 1 & 2

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The Satellite 1 & 2 was opened in 1972. It was definitely closed by 1997. It is now being used by a religious group known as Chi Alpha. It was located across the street to the west from the Adams Center residence hall on the OU campus, in a shopping center called Stubbeman Village.

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raybradley
raybradley on November 23, 2006 at 2:12 pm

First opened in 1972, this second floor twin cinema was located above retail stores in a large shopping center. Each auditorium held around 300 seats.
Open for twenty years before it first closed. After that it operated for a short while as an adult cinema, then sat vacant a few years. It must have taken a lot of holy water to clean this cinema before it would suitable for religious use.

raybradley
raybradley on July 15, 2010 at 2:20 pm

This informative site has a complete history and photos for the Satelite Twin Cinema,
http://www.roadsideoklahoma.com/node/473

raybradley
raybradley on July 25, 2010 at 10:24 am

This Satallite Twin was never a member of Video Independent Theatres. In fact RKO-Video used every tactic in their dirty book of tricks to keep this (and the Stillwater Satellite 1&2) cinema from getting a building permit. But the brave little theatre opened anywat and was (foar a while) quite prosperous!

raybradley
raybradley on March 9, 2011 at 1:30 pm

This is recent view of the Satallite Twin Cinema. The former lobby is now a Papa John’s Pizza.
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Coate
Coate on March 9, 2011 at 2:08 pm

Star Wars, in its original 1977 release, opened here day-and-date with North Park Cinema 4 in Oklahoma City. It played here for 20 weeks.

Coate
Coate on May 23, 2013 at 4:59 am

What company operated this theater during the early 1980s?

OKCdoorman
OKCdoorman on June 16, 2013 at 6:48 pm

During the very-early 80s the young lady manager of this theater kindly permitted an OU student newspaper staffer to view films like FORT APACHE-THE BRONX, OMEN III-THE FINAL CONFLICT, and MY BLOODY VALENTINE so they could provide some reviews to the Entertainment page (in less than 2 years the theater managers of that town elsewhere started getting highly resistant about credentialed reviewers getting passes). The stair walk up to the theater on the second floor was REALLY long and steep—I doubt if federal equal-access laws could permit that kind of entrance nowadays without an elevator—but the interior was very plush, and the screens were rather tall & well-illuminated for such a narrowed auditorium. Wherever that manager is now, you have that reviewer’s eternal thanks…

ethios4
ethios4 on September 27, 2013 at 4:02 am

That young lady manager was my mom! I have very fond memories of going to work with her on Friday evenings as a very young child and seeing the chaos of Rocky Horror Picture Show from up in the projector room.

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