Almonte Cinema 6

2956 SW 59th Street,
Oklahoma City, OK 73119

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Almonte 6, Oklahoma City OK Summer 1988

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Contributed by Lauren Grubb

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kpdennis
kpdennis on June 6, 2009 at 6:25 pm

And here’s another stray photo I located – a view of the box office at the Almonte Cinemas 6 as it appeared in summer 1988. Note the standee advertising Tom Cruise in “Cocktail”, a big hit for us that summer.

Ticketing was a purely manual, paper and pencil operation – no computers. Six ticket machines loaded with three different color tickets, a cheat sheet to price multiple sales taped to the counter, and a hand-held calculator for backup. A far cry from today’s operations!

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seymourcox
seymourcox on July 17, 2010 at 10:12 pm

Modern pix of the Almonte Cinema 6 can be seen on these web pages,
http://www.roadsideoklahoma.com/node/574

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on August 5, 2010 at 1:44 am

Nice pictures guys. I came up in the business where after the last show you picked up the boxoffice girl went in the office and check out with real BOR’S.An adding machine and a type writer.Sorta glad i didn’t have computers.And guess what we did okay.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on August 5, 2010 at 1:55 am

Now thats old school.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on August 5, 2010 at 2:01 am

Yes it is but i enjoyed it.It was a time to chat with the girls,If they were real good they did everything for me,except count the money.About the time you would finish Box office, the concessionstand girl would come in with her money.Since we never had Cash registers or COMPUTERS it is amazing we hardly came up short. But like you said LOEWS had a separate Concession that you never had to worry about.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on August 5, 2010 at 2:02 am

I guess this is off topic.I have been trying to stay on Topic!

MyronNash91
MyronNash91 on October 13, 2011 at 1:46 am

I heard that this was the busiest Cinema from the 1980s. I wish I have went there, cause it look like a really good Cinema to go to. But now it’s gone. Does anybody got a photo of the theater rooms and screens? I want to see what they look like.

ericjohnson
ericjohnson on January 5, 2012 at 12:32 am

the theater is completely desrtoyed as i am rewiring it at this time. stupid tweakers broke in and destroyed what they didnt steal. the screens are ripped down, speakers either broken or destroyed, and in the projector room every thing is gone.

kathi87
kathi87 on May 21, 2013 at 11:32 pm

Mike – not sure you will ever read this, but I think I worked for you when I was in high school :) I worked @ Almonte 6 from 86-87. Not sure you were there the whole time, we had managers changed out sometime but I cant remember when lol.. I worked in the snack bar :) My all time fave job w/ amazing memories!! <3

rivest266
rivest266 on April 3, 2014 at 11:34 am

June 19th, 1981 grand opening ad in photo section

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