Midwest Theatre

16 N. Harvey Street,
Oklahoma City, OK 73139

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Midwest Theater, Oklahoma City, 1962

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The Midwest Theatre opened in 1930 seating 1,700. It was operated by Warner Brothers Theatres. The architect was John Eberson.

The auditorium was in an Atmospheric style. The Midwest closed in 1975 and was demolished in 1976.

Contributed by Chuck Van Bibber

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Cimarron
Cimarron on July 24, 2013 at 6:10 pm

1930 photo of Midwest Theater / Building added to photo section.

Cimarron
Cimarron on August 18, 2013 at 9:53 am

Two additional Photo’s included in Photo Section of demolition.

cowden416
cowden416 on September 21, 2013 at 2:18 pm

I always thought this was the most beautiful movie theater in Oklahoma City. I used to catch the bus from the suburbs with my best friend to get downtown to the Midwest. We would go early, so we could sit in the semi-darkened theater before the movie started and enjoy the “view.” It was designed so that partway up the walls it looked like a stucco garden wall with a sort of Grecian design. Above that and overhead was midnight blue with “stars” sprinkled all over. We would lean back in our seats and feel like we were in another world, feeling so cosmopolitan.

Cimarron
Cimarron on January 8, 2014 at 4:05 pm

Interrior pic added to photo tab section of Midwest.

Cimarron
Cimarron on January 11, 2014 at 10:56 am

World Premiere Pic of Cimarron added to photo section.

Cimarron
Cimarron on January 14, 2014 at 3:45 pm

1970’s pic added to photo section.

fandangled
fandangled on January 20, 2014 at 6:13 pm

The Midwest was really beautiful, loved the atmosphere and decor. A real loss in the name of progress…Thanks for sharing photo’s.

Cimarron
Cimarron on March 16, 2014 at 9:06 am

1962 Pic of Midwest Theater Lobby Pro Mo added to Photo Section is Courtesy of Ron Holder.

Cimarron
Cimarron on March 16, 2014 at 3:55 pm

In 1945, Midwest Theater was the second largest seating capacity in Oklahoma City @ 1600 seats while Warner was largest @ 1950 seats per Film Daily Yearbook.

Cimarron
Cimarron on March 22, 2014 at 3:28 pm

Midwest Theater Architect, Designer John Eberson’s information added to Photo Section.

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