Midwest Theatre

16 N. Harvey Avenue,
Oklahoma City, OK 73102

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Cimarron on September 28, 2016 at 4:33 am

3 Pictures added to photo section are of statues that were removed and sold prior to Midwest demolished.

Cimarron on June 18, 2016 at 9:42 pm

Pic of Midwest playing “Pardners” added to photo section.

Cimarron on June 9, 2016 at 1:33 am

Photo of Midwest Theatre grand opening nite 1930 showing of “The Dawn Patrol” added to pic section.

Cimarron on June 9, 2016 at 1:26 am

Photo of Midwest just prior to grand opening in 1930 added to pic. section.

Cimarron on May 31, 2016 at 7:22 pm

Photo of Maria Schell & Anne Baxter, Cimarron Premiere added to pic. section.

Cimarron on November 28, 2015 at 4:12 am

“Never On Sunday” Playing at Midwest Theatre in Sept. / Oct. 1960 which featured Melanie Mercouri, playing a Prostitue with the next movie playing was Butterfield 8, starring Elizabeth Taylor, a part time call girl…Was playing when I began as an Usher.. Ironic as the first run followed with high gross features like Cimarron, Longest Day, etc and ended life X rated porn features in the mid 70’s..Sad ending for a grand theatre..See ad pic’s of above in Photo Section.

Cimarron on September 6, 2014 at 4:34 am

1970 street view on N Harvey showing Midwest in pic by Jeff Chapman added to Photo Section.

Cimarron on September 3, 2014 at 4:41 am

Pic of Midwest’s stage being outfitted with latest sound componet system of it’s time added to Photo Section.

Cimarron on March 23, 2014 at 1:28 am

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

Cimarron on March 17, 2014 at 1:55 am

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 on March 16, 2014 at 7:06 pm

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

fandangled on January 21, 2014 at 4:13 am

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

Cimarron on January 15, 2014 at 1:45 am

1970’s pic added to photo section.

Cimarron on January 11, 2014 at 8:56 pm

World Premiere Pic of Cimarron added to photo section.

Cimarron on January 9, 2014 at 2:05 am

Interrior pic added to photo tab section of Midwest.

cowden416 on September 22, 2013 at 1:18 am

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 on August 18, 2013 at 8:53 pm

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

Cimarron on July 25, 2013 at 5:10 am

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

Cimarron on April 21, 2013 at 8:12 am

1975 photo of Midwest added to photo tab. Taken shortly before being demolished.

Cimarron on January 19, 2013 at 6:14 am

Boxoffice feature of Cimarron Premiere @ Midwest added to photo section.

Cimarron on January 6, 2013 at 12:05 am

Photo of Midwest’s Auditorium added to photo tab. Agreed, does not look like a traditional Organ but, cannot identify what it could have been.

Cimarron on January 5, 2013 at 3:10 am

Chuck R U referring to one of the photo’s of the Oklahoma City, Midwest Theater?

Matthew Prigge
Matthew Prigge on November 19, 2012 at 12:00 am

If anyone has any stories about going to/ working at this threatre in its adult days, I would love to hear them. I am chronicling the histories of adult theatres in the US. Please contact me at Thanks!

Cimarron on November 2, 2012 at 4:08 am

Midwest Theater, Oklahoma City, OK. 1930 Grand Opening Film was “The Dawn Patrol” with Richard Barthelmess and Douglas Fairbanks Jr. distributed by Warner’s First National Pictures. Clik photo tab above for Grand Opening ad.

Cimarron on October 29, 2012 at 1:48 am

Post of two additional pics. Midwest in process of demolition and view of theater from west side alley. Clik above photo tab for pics.