Theatorium Theater

114 W. Main Street,
Ardmore, OK 73104

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on April 1, 2017 at 5:15 am

In the 1914-1915 edition of American Motion Picture Directory the Theatorium is listed as 212 W. Main Street.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on March 23, 2014 at 3:47 pm

So the question is did the Theatorium first operate at 114 W. Main before moving to 212 in March, 1907, or did it move to 114 after operating at 212 for some time (or is 114 simply the wrong address?) 212 West Main is currently the location of Splatters Paintball. The front has some nice tapestry brick work, but there’s nothing especially theatrical about it (nor is the building at 114 especially theatrical, for that matter.)

Looking at the building at 212 in satellite view, I’m pretty sure the storefront to its east is part of the same structure, but the east side has been remodeled with one of those aluminum false fronts that were popular in the 1960s. Maybe the theater could have occupied both sides of the building, which I don’t think would have been the case at 114.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on March 23, 2014 at 12:32 pm

Unless Ardmore renumbered its lots at some point, the Theatorium must have operated in two different locations. In the December 1, 1907, issue of the Daily Ardmoreite, the Theatorium was advertised at 212 West Main Street.

rivest266 on March 23, 2014 at 6:28 am

March 13th, 1907 announcement in photo section.

TLSLOEWS on February 6, 2011 at 2:59 pm

What an interesting name for a theatre.

raybradley on January 21, 2011 at 1:34 pm

American International’s 1973 release “DILLINGER” (starring Warren Oates, Michelle Phillips, Richard Dreyfuss, Ben Johnson, and Cloris Leachman) shot several key scenes in Ardmore. When Dillinger pauses to rob a bank, just after escaping jail, the Theatroium Bldg. can clearly be recognized.
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