Lyric at the Plaza

1725 NW 16th Street,
Oklahoma City, OK 73106

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Plaza Theatre  Oklahoma City, OK  1994

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The Plaza Theatre was opened on July 14, 1935 with 881 seats. It was closed in 1979.

In December 2007, it was renovated as a live theatre, renamed Lyric at the Plaza with a reduced seating capacity.

Contributed by Lauren Grubb

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xxx
xxx on March 15, 2006 at 5:31 pm

Chuck 1231:
My error! Please accept my sincere apology.

Okie
Okie on March 15, 2006 at 5:38 pm

Here are 1938 images of the Plaza Theatre’s original Spanish Art-Deco facade. Also note artist’s rendition for an ongoing restoration project.
http://www.okc.gov/planning/16_plaza/index.html

xxx
xxx on May 6, 2006 at 9:05 am

Scroll down this fun website to see recent views of Plaza -
http://www.agilitynut.com/theatres/ok.html

raybradley
raybradley on September 16, 2006 at 7:24 am

Plaza management was noted for hiring handsome, muscular young men for their doorman and usher staff. Uniforms were custom altered to insure a snug fit.

raybradley
raybradley on December 15, 2006 at 8:50 pm

Boller Bros. designed the Ottawa, KS, PLAZA Theatre, the Lawrence, KS, GRANADA Theatre, and the Oklahoma City, OK, PLAZA Theatre. Original facades on all three of these 1930’s movie houses were almost identical.
Most likely these theatre interiors did not match one another.

jchapman1
jchapman1 on July 8, 2007 at 1:03 pm

Interesting shots of the lobby and auditorium can be seen on below site. Exterior photo labelled 1935 actually was snapped during the 1970s.
View link
Inside the star is the original 1935 exterior appearance.
http://www.lyrictheatreokc.com/plazarenovation

rivest266
rivest266 on October 11, 2008 at 7:29 pm

This opened on July 14th, 1935

kpdennis
kpdennis on April 25, 2009 at 3:43 am

The Plaza – falling apart in 1994:
View link

seymourcox
seymourcox on July 17, 2010 at 3:48 pm

Recent color shots of the Lyric (nee-Plaza) Theatre can be seen on this fine site,
http://www.roadsideoklahoma.com/node/510

rivest266
rivest266 on April 5, 2014 at 2:48 pm

July 14th, 1935 grand opening ad in photo section.

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