Majestic Theater

108 W. Main Street,
Ardmore, OK 73401

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Majestic Theater

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The Majestic Theatre was operating from at least 1906. It screened its last movie on January 30, 1917.

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raybradley
raybradley on March 10, 2011 at 6:21 pm

Today the former Majestic Theatre is the Main Street Coffee Shop.
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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on March 23, 2014 at 11:46 am

The Majestic Theatre was mentioned in the Sunday, September 23, 1906, issue of the Daily Ardmoreite. The house had presented its last show of the season the previous night. It featured vaudeville, music, and short films.

On July 15, 1916, The Moving Picture World said that Helback & Cox, proprietors of the Theatorium and the Majestic Theatre in Ardmore had acquired the lot at West Main and B Streets for a new theater. By the middle of 1917, the only theaters advertising in the Ardmoreite were the Princess, the Palace, and the Theatorium, so I think the Majestic might have closed soon after the Princess opened. I’ve found the Theatorium advertised as late as 1922.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on March 23, 2014 at 2:43 pm

Your right on target as usual, Joe.

The earliest mention of the Majestic that I have found in the Daily Ardmoreite is July 31, 1906. As for a closing date, the Majestic was still advertising on January 23, 1917. There are non-theatre ads published on February 20, 1917 and February 25, 1917 in the Daily Ardmoreite that are of interest.

The February 20th ad is for the Charles Kerner meat market. The ad states that the meat market is located in the building formerly occupied by the Majestic Theatre. The February 25th ad is for a clothing store. That ad states that the new home of Lathrop and Emerson clothing is located in the building formerly occupied by the Majestic Theatre.

The Majestic operated from at least 1906 to late January-early February of 1917. That’s the best timeline that I can come up with right now.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on March 23, 2014 at 4:38 pm

The Majestic screened its last movie on January 30, 1917. I uploaded the article about the closing. It might be a little difficult to read.

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