Paramount Theatre

110 W. Main Street,
Ardmore, OK 73401

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The La Pictorial Theatre was opened prior to 1914. On January 3, 1933 it reopened as the Paramount Theatre. It typically showed re-runs. The Paramount Theatre was still open in 1957.

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on July 23, 2005 at 2:27 pm

Listed in Film Daily Yearbook edition’s 1940 to 1950

seymourcox
seymourcox on August 13, 2007 at 1:59 pm

No argument can be made that Paramount operated some of the most opulent movie palaces. It can also be said that they profited from some really crappy small theatres too, like this relic from the nickelodeon era that somehow lasted until TV put it out of business.
On this site type in word “paramount” to see vintage pix.
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It is believed, by this author, that the Paramount Theatre listed as bing in Altus was actualy the one located in Bristow.

seymourcox
seymourcox on July 11, 2010 at 11:21 am

Period images of the former Paramount Theatre can be viewed;
http://www.roadsideoklahoma.com/driveinsok

raybradley
raybradley on March 10, 2011 at 5:39 pm

Here is what the former Paramount Theatre looks like today, now a bar.
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raybradley
raybradley on March 10, 2011 at 5:41 pm

So sorry, the Paramount is now Marquis Furniture.

rivest266
rivest266 on March 23, 2014 at 6:13 am

Listings 1933-1934, 1941-1950

pnelson
pnelson on June 9, 2015 at 7:12 pm

Nice box office anyway. Funky entrance. Like the Last Picture Show.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on September 5, 2017 at 8:18 pm

Here’s something from the July 19, 1910, issue of The Daily Ardmoreite:

“BUYS LA PICTORIAL

“Miss Hunter Will Move to New Quarters This Week.

“Miss Amelia Hunter, who has conducted the Majestic Theater on West Main street for tho past few years, has purchased from Mrs. Foster the La Pictorial on the south side of Main street and in the future the Majestic will he located in that building. The building is being re-papered and nicely finished and decorated on the inside and Miss Hunter expects to open in the new place Saturday night with an exceptionally fine program. Miss Hunter has been successful in her business and is showing her appreciation to the patrons of the show by fitting up one of the nicest places of the kind in the state.”

However, the stay of the Majestic at this location was not permanent. The 1914-15 edition of the American Motion Picture Directory lists La Pictorial at 110 Main Street once again, while the Majestic has decamped to 219 W. Main.

La Pictorial is also mentioned, along with three other Ardmore houses, in the October 9, 1909, issue of The New York Dramatic Mirror:

“At Ardmore, Okla., the Majestic, under management of Amelia Hunter, Theatorium (Le Roy Bickle, mgr.), La Pictorial (Mrs. M.A. Foster, mgr.), and the Princess, (Mrs. Guy, mgr.) all report steady patronage to illustrated songs and moving pictures.”

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