Cherokee Theater

115 S. Grand Street,
Enid, OK 73701

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on May 6, 2013 at 9:16 pm

The Boxoffice article Tinseltoes linked to earlier says that the Cherokee Theatre was designed by Corgan & Moore.

Mike Marshall
Mike Marshall on June 24, 2012 at 2:59 pm

Thanks for the great article, Tinseltoes! I stand corrected on the opening date for the Cherokee. I’m not sure where I found the 1928 date but it may have been in reference to whatever theater was in that location prior to the opening of the Cherokee. I just talked to a business owner in downtown Enid who remembers his father doing a promotion for his business in conjunction with a movie showing at the Cherokee in 1947.

Tinseltoes
Tinseltoes on June 24, 2012 at 12:43 pm

Here’s a 1939 trade article on the rejuvenation of the Cherokee Theatre: boxofficemagazine

Mike Marshall
Mike Marshall on May 25, 2012 at 10:05 pm

The Cherokee, located at 117 S. Grand, was in business from 1928 to 1959. It was operated by the Griffith Amusement Company from 1940 to 1945, Shields Theatres from 1945 to 1950 and Video Independent Theatres, Inc. (formerly Griffith) from 1950 to 1959. The 1952 and 1954 Enid City Directories list the Cherokee’s address as 115 S. Grand.

raybradley
raybradley on March 8, 2011 at 7:19 pm

Today the former Cherokee Theatre is home to Larry’s Home Oxygen.
Next door (right of Cherokee) stands the old Royal Theatre.
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raybradley
raybradley on July 13, 2010 at 2:30 pm

Found on this site are recent color snapshots of the former Cherokee Theatre, located at 115 S Grand St., Enid, OK…
http://www.roadsideoklahoma.com/node/368

seymourcox
seymourcox on October 8, 2007 at 12:43 am

Sharp 1940 exterior/interior photos of the Art Deco masterpiece Cherokee Theatre (and neighboring Royal) can be seen by typing in word ‘theatre’, then search …
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seymourcox
seymourcox on January 21, 2007 at 2:06 pm

For a good picture of Enid’s Loewen Theatre go to Archive page on link below, then enter Loewen.
http://okhistory.cuadra.com/star/public.html
Enter Fort Supply Opera House if you would like to see an antique postcard of that theatre.

Okie
Okie on August 5, 2006 at 11:00 am

Center left of this vintage postcard shows an Enid movie house, name is very difficult to make out. Does it read Cherokee?
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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on July 24, 2005 at 12:02 pm

Seating is given as 1,000 in both the 1940 and 1943 editions of Film Daily Yearbook. In the 1950 edition of F.D.Y. seating is given as 994.