Allred Theatre

225 East Graham Avenue,
Pryor, OK 74361

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Allred Theatre

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The Allred Theatre is located in downtown Pryor, OK. The first thing you notice is how nice it looks from the outside as you’re passing by. From its big triangle-shaped marquee reading “Allred” on both sides to its tiled ticket booth to its blinking light bulbs, you can’t miss it. It dominates the street. However, as you enter you’ll soon notice how altered the theatre is. Built in 1915, the Allred Theatre looks completely new. Its main auditorium has been divided into two screens with a third screen shooting off the back of the building. They spared no expense in the renovation, but the atmosphere of the old place has been terribly altered. For the fourth and fifth screens, an annex has been added. The annex is a converted building two buildings away from the Allred Theatre.

In conclusion, the Allred Theatre is a nice ‘new’ theatre with an old facade. It plays first run movies, but don’t expect a classic theatre atmosphere. I really would have liked to see it before its alteration.

It was closed in mid-August 2012, but reopened as a 3-screen cinema in 2013.

Contributed by Brent Clark

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Csitsler
Csitsler on June 9, 2008 at 4:30 am

The Allred Theater is an awesome and historic place. But thats how you see it as you drive down the road or if you go inside. But as an employee at the Allred Theater its a whole different experience. I’m am very Honored to be an employee. Gene Oliver, owner, and my boss is a very well respected man in my book! I thank him for the opportunity no privilege to be an employee here. Working at the Allred is a very rewarding experience! Not only for the Free Movies but also to see and experience how a movie theater such as the Allred is ran, is VERY rewarding. If you would like to learn or hear more about the Allred Theater feel free to contact me VIA e-mail The other three employees: Raymond Simpson, Nate Wilson, Courtney Thomas!

rgsimpson
rgsimpson on June 19, 2008 at 8:35 pm

the theater seats 506. When it was a one scren barn style theater, it sat 634.

rgsimpson
rgsimpson on January 15, 2009 at 10:08 pm

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.

rgsimpson
rgsimpson on January 15, 2009 at 10:09 pm

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.

raybradley
raybradley on March 28, 2011 at 2:39 pm

This link has a photo of the Allred Theatre after it was destroyed by a tornado. On below link type “pryor main street after tornado"
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CSWalczak
CSWalczak on November 10, 2012 at 6:52 pm

This theater has been closed since the middle of August, 2012, but a student is leading the charge to update its technology and get the theater reopened. View article

rivest266
rivest266 on April 2, 2014 at 1:36 pm

This reopened with three cinemas in 2013.

Trolleyguy
Trolleyguy on April 3, 2014 at 4:31 am

The website only details funding efforts and the phone goes to voice mail. Is this place really open?

Cimarron
Cimarron on May 4, 2014 at 4:28 pm

Uploaded pic of Allred playing HUD.

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