Allred 5 Theatre
225 E. Graham Avenue,
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Center Cinemas (Official)
Functions: Movies (First Run)
Styles: Art Deco
Previous Names: Allred Theatre
News About This Theater
- Nov 13, 2012 — Student leads effort to upgrade, reopen Allred Theater
- Mar 31, 2010 — Historic Oklahoma Theater on front lines of 3D Evolution
- Mar 4, 2009 — 3D Projection meets small town cinema
- Mar 21, 2007 — Small town cinemas book
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 1914 with 235 seats, it was given an Art Deco style makeover in 1934 with an increased seating capacity. On April 27, 1942 the theatre was virtually destoyed by a tornado. It reopened in 1942 as a 400-seat theatre.
Today 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.
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