Folly Theatre

125 W. Sheridan Avenue,
Oklahoma City, OK 73102

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Folly Theatre, Oklahoma City, Early 40's

The Folly Theatre was opened prior to 1907. In the early-1940’s, the Folly Theatre was operated by Paramount Pictures Inc. through their subsidiary Joe Cooper & Warner Bros. It was destroyed by a fire in 1947. Warner Bros. built their new Sooner Theatre on the site using some of the Folly Theatre foundations.

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kencmcintyre on February 3, 2007 at 7:49 am

There was a fire that damaged the theater in 1947:

jchapman1 on April 30, 2007 at 12:02 pm

An exceptionally clear, antique postcard view (plate #32) of the Folly Theatre can be seen in the book “THE VANISHED SPLENDOR, Postcard Views of Early Oklahoma City”, by Jim Edwards and Hal Ottaway, Abalache Book Shop Publishing.

seymourcox on July 22, 2007 at 10:12 am

From the Oklahoma County Tax Assessor Office comes this vintage picture postcard view of the Folly Theatre (photo center), white structure with stud lighted, arched entrance.
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missmelbatoast on November 10, 2008 at 10:02 am

Vintage images of the Folly Theatre can be viewed on this site;
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seymourcox on July 21, 2010 at 5:01 pm

After a 1947 fire destroyed the Folly Theater, Warner Bros. built their new Sooner Theater using the old foundation. See photo on below page;
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raybradley on March 25, 2011 at 12:18 pm

Doug Loudenback’s interesting site serves up this vintage look at the Folly Theatre. Majectic Theatre can be seen six doors to the right.
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srcshaw1 on March 6, 2013 at 11:43 am

My grandfather was the pianist/organist at the Folly Theater in OKC in the early 40’s. I have tons of stories….that is how he met my grandmother, she loved to hear him play, so she stayed to watch him finish. They dated, married….and then there is me.

srcshaw1 on March 6, 2013 at 11:45 am

Anyone know how to get more info on the Folly in OKC? Like about the organists? I would love that.

Cimarron on February 24, 2014 at 7:56 pm

1907 Pic of Folly added to Photo Section.

Cimarron on February 25, 2014 at 7:39 pm

Pic of Folly Theatre post Vaudeville period added to Photo Section.

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