Globe Theater

East Main Street and Washington Street,
Ardmore, OK 73401

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Globe Theater

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The Globe Theater was in operation as of the 1930’s and primarily showed westerns at that time. It was located on East Main Street by Pioneer Hardware and was owned by Hershel Gilliam and Bernice Veal.

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kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on March 15, 2007 at 9:12 am

As of a few years ago, the Globe was a furniture store.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on May 27, 2009 at 1:46 am

The January 20, 1958, issue of Boxoffice ran an item mentioning the Globe: “Herschel Gilliam, better known as ‘Wild Bill,’ was in the exchange area here and said that he finally had to install CinemaScope equipment in his Globe Theatre at Ardmore. Gilliam is very optimistic about the future of motion picture theatres, especially in Ardmore. Theatres there are helped a lot by patronage from the Air Force base a few miles from town.”

Perhaps Wild Bill was over-optimistic. The Oklahoma City news column in the June 1, 1959, issue of Boxoffice mentions among visitors to film row “…Herschel ‘Wild Bill” Gilliam, Globe Theatre, Ardmore, who will close about June 1.“ The item doesn’t specify if this was a temporary closing or a permanent closing, but I’ve found no items about the Globe in later issues of Boxoffice.

raybradley
raybradley on March 10, 2011 at 9:06 pm

Here is a modern view of Main and Washington,
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rivest266
rivest266 on March 23, 2014 at 9:06 am

April 12th, 1945 grand opening ad in photo section. Listings stopped in 1953.

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