3301 S. Peoria Avenue,
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Previously operated by: Loew's Inc.
Architects: William Henry Cameron Calderwood
Functions: Bar, Restaurant
Styles: Streamline Moderne
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- Mar 2, 2010 — Happy 45th, "The Sound Of Music"
The Brook Theatre, opened on December 1, 1949 with Fred MacMurray in “Father Was a Fullback”. It is located in the Brookside District and was designed by William Henry Cameron Calderwood. It was closed on July 4, 1978. The 1990’s renovation was by Fritz Baily. The theatre is now home of the Brook Restaurant and Bar.
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Scroll through this creative web site for recent BROOK pictures -
A 1987 photo of the Brook Theater in Tulsa here and here.
Roadside Oklahoma gives colorful photographs of the former Loew’s Brook Theatre, Tulsa.
The August 2010 issue of “Signs of the Times” features a picture of the current Brook Theater with the following caption: “When the Brook opened as a theater in 1949, it featured "Father Was a Fullback,” which starred Fred MacMurray. The theater features one of Tulsa’s few marquee signs that includes channel-block, double-tube letters; channel-script, sign-tube letters; and neon bandings. The letterbox contains glass panels. The Wally Werr Sign Co. manufacturered the originla sign. The theater building now houses a restaurant.
Here is yet another web page with photos of the Brook Theatre. The accompanying text says that the Brook served as the home of the American Theatre Company (Tulsa’s leading theatre group) for fifteen years before being converted into a restaurant. ATC’s web site says the Brook became the company’s second stage in 1979, so fifteen years would be just about right if the restaurant conversion took place in the mid-1990s.
The closing had its own same-day Tulsa World story, Tuesday, July 4, 1978 (“Brook Theatre Marquee Going Blank”, pp. A20), which noted some earlier local censorship trouble when they tried to exhibit Antonioni’s 1968 classic BLOW-UP. The sendoff: Jimmy Osmond in THE GREAT BRAIN adapted from John D. Fitzgerald’s childrens book series.
Restaurant gives its address as 3401 S Peoria Ave,
Tulsa, OK 74105.
Undated photo added courtesy of Paddy Stockand Harwell. Eddie & the Ecclectics under the Brook marquee.
The Brook theatre opened on December 1st, 1949.
Brook theatre opening 01 Dec 1949, Thu The Tulsa Tribune (Tulsa, Oklahoma) Newspapers.com
Closed July 4th, 1978.
Brook theatre closing 19 Aug 1978, Sat Tulsa World (Tulsa, Oklahoma) Newspapers.com