Akdar Theatre

227 W. Fourth Street,
Tulsa, OK

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raybradley
raybradley on March 28, 2011 at 5:55 am

If you’d like to see a rare color snapshot of the Akdar Theatre, then go to site below and type in “akdar"
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raybradley
raybradley on March 28, 2011 at 5:46 am

To see a clear color picture postcard view of the Akadar Theatre go to match all words on below site and type in “akdar"
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seymourcox
seymourcox on July 21, 2010 at 7:50 pm

Roadside Oklahoma provides an antique picture postcard view of the Akdar Theatre, Tulsa.
http://www.roadsideoklahoma.com/node/736

seymourcox
seymourcox on November 20, 2009 at 3:22 am

On this site Gene Kelly presents a tour of historic movie palaces –
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a5FZ6Ung6Ac

raybradley
raybradley on September 3, 2009 at 7:10 pm

http://schehrer2.homestead.com/Population.html
Tulsa had a population of only 72,000 in 1922, yet it had four first class theatres, the Akdar being one of them!

missmelbatoast
missmelbatoast on July 21, 2009 at 1:28 am

This photo is entitled “Tulsa Schools, Theatres, and Eateries of the 1930’s”,
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seymourcox
seymourcox on October 14, 2007 at 6:33 am

Construction shot of the Akdar going up on the Western edge of downtown -
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A 1930 view illustrating how the theatre was twice as long as it was wide -
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seymourcox
seymourcox on September 10, 2007 at 3:15 am

Many downtown buildings, including the Akdar Theatre, came down to make way for a new Civic Center. At the time this complex was considered bold, inovative, and modernistic. These days it just looks like a relic of a bygone era. See for yourself,
http://www.tulsalibrary.org/JPG/G0642.jpg

missmelbatoast
missmelbatoast on July 16, 2007 at 9:33 pm

Oops! Thanks to CWChicago it has been pointed out that it was the NORSHORE I was refering to, not Nortown.
http://www.photoeye.com

missmelbatoast
missmelbatoast on July 16, 2007 at 9:00 pm

Rapp & Rapp gave Chicago’s (1931) Nortown Theatre the same multi-color “basket weave” pattern marble floor as they had installed inside the Akdar.

Rodney
Rodney on June 18, 2007 at 10:35 pm

In the bottom right hand corner of this picture can be seen the Akdar Theatre. This 1930 shot illustrates just how large the stagehouse actually was.
http://www.tulsalibrary.org/JPG/A0617.jpg

jchapman1
jchapman1 on June 14, 2007 at 5:51 am

These two 1953 images of the Akdar lobby are from the Tulsa Library/Beryl Ford Collection.
http://www.tulsalibrary.org/JPG/D1401.jpg
This New Year’s Eve shot shows that the ceiling had been lowered covering over mezanine levels.
http://www.tulsalibrary.org/JPG/B9638.jpg

raybradley
raybradley on May 26, 2007 at 1:41 am

Shown below are 1954 shots of the Akdar after it had been made over into a popular ballroom. Clear detail of ornate plasterwork can be studied in these views.
http://www.tulsalibrary.org/JPG/D1583.jpg
http://www.tulsalibrary.org/JPG/B2821.jpg
http://www.tulsalibrary.org/JPG/B2822.jpg
http://www.tulsalibrary.org/JPG/B2824.jpg
http://www.tulsalibrary.org/JPG/B2825.jpg

seymourcox
seymourcox on May 7, 2007 at 11:48 pm

Long ago I once saw 1940s snapshots of the Akdar Ballroom, located in the basement of the Akdar Theatre Building. This image looks very much like that ballroom, and I am almost certain this is one of those pictures.
http://www.tulsalibrary.org/JPG/D0704.jpg

seymourcox
seymourcox on April 14, 2007 at 4:07 am

Look at this unusual (photo right) angle of the Akdar Theatre, c1957,
http://www.tulsalibrary.org/JPG/B0624.jpg

jchapman1
jchapman1 on April 9, 2007 at 5:29 am

Various period exterior images -
http://www.tulsalibrary.org/JPG/A0111.jpg
http://www.tulsalibrary.org/JPG/A1715.jpg
http://www.tulsalibrary.org/JPG/A0240.jpg
After converstion to Cimmaron Ballroom soundboards covered over beautiful frescos, and sloped orchestra section was made level with a rock maple dance floor -
http://www.tulsalibrary.org/JPG/B5940.jpg

raybradley
raybradley on August 13, 2006 at 7:30 pm

While on Tulsa Public Library/BFC link be sure to check out the 1920 Central High School (not the 1905 Central High) images to see pictures of a mammoth 1927, Kilgen 4-manual, 45-rank pipe organ. When installed this was reputed to be one of the largest pipe organ ever built.
Below link also has recent images of this fine organ, along with the 1927, 3-manual Robert-Morton theatre pipe organ that originally was installed inside the Capitol Theatre, Steubenville, OH.
http://members.aol.com/SoonerStateATOS/

Okie
Okie on August 2, 2006 at 9:24 pm

The correct image to view should be the one labled ‘looking southeast at downtown tulsa, 1930,’ currently on page 28.

Okie
Okie on August 2, 2006 at 7:59 pm

Look at the “Downtown Tulsa, 1929” image, lower right corner, to see an aerial view of the Akdar Theatre. Beryl Ford Photo Collection index is now listed in alphabetical order for easier navigation.

Okie
Okie on July 12, 2006 at 9:33 pm

Be advised that the Beryl Ford Photo Collection constantly change image numbers. This week Akdar images are 47,48,& 49. Tomorrow these numbers could be different, so you may want to just browse around a bit.

xxx
xxx on July 9, 2006 at 1:01 am

Early day Akdar Theatre pictures can be seen on this link, BROWSE COLLECTION- pages 45, 46, 47, 260;
http://www.tulsalibrary.org/BFC/index.htm

Okie
Okie on March 3, 2006 at 2:34 pm

Vintage aerial views, in both images the Akdar Theatre can be seen photo lower left. Just above the Akdar can be seen the Rialto Theatre, and in the far distance other downtown theatres.
Once image downloads, click on photo again for a much larger view.
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