Eastside Theater

720 N. Bath Avenue,
Oklahoma City, OK 73117

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seymourcox
seymourcox on July 17, 2010 at 9:36 pm

A fine photo of the old Eastside Theater can be seen on this web page,
http://www.roadsideoklahoma.com/node/550

missmelbatoast
missmelbatoast on November 14, 2008 at 6:23 pm

Apparently the Eastside Theatre was purpose built to be a cinema, and not part of the old fair grounds. To see exactly what the structure looked like type in “Eastside Theater”; View link word “Eastside”;

seymourcox
seymourcox on July 22, 2007 at 6:29 pm

Around 1913 the OKC Fair Grounds moved to NW 10th & May Ave, and the Eastside would have certainly been one of the left over theatre building. In this early 1900s color postcard view the Eastside Theatre and its large stagehouse can be clearly seen upper photo left background.
View link

xxx
xxx on February 6, 2006 at 6:21 pm

CORRECTION; The RODEO Theatre is shown three blocks too far West of actual location. Also on the same block can be seen the old BLUE MOON Theatre structure.

xxx
xxx on January 30, 2006 at 6:02 pm

Lauren: To locate surrounding street names go to the map feature located at the top of every theatre page.
But beware, some of the map indicators are a bit off the mark, usually pinpointing locations a little too far East. Example; Mayflower is shown too far East. Tower is off by half a block East. Plaza is off one block East. Rodeo is shown three blocks East of actual location. Redskin is one third block too far East, and so on and so forth.

Lauren Durbin
Lauren Durbin on January 26, 2006 at 11:53 am

Does anyone know which streets bounded the old fairgrounds?

Okie
Okie on January 15, 2006 at 12:00 am

Yes! Judging from the address and operation dates, I also think that the Eastside Theater probably was one of three theater buildings that were on the old OKC Fair Grounds. Dates for the Eastside have been reported from (aprox) 1903 to mid-1950s, but those years would also include fair ground years.

xxx
xxx on September 7, 2005 at 9:23 pm

This is strictly a guess, but the EASTSIDE Theater may have been a leftover theater structure from the original location of OKC Fair Grounds.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on July 6, 2005 at 6:55 pm

Listed in the Film Daily Yearbook, 1947 edition has being operated as a Nego theatre. By the 1950 edition of F.D.Y. it was for regular audiences.