Fox Four Theater

3364 E. 51st Street,
Tulsa, OK 74135

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Fox Four Theater

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The Fox Four Theater was located at E. 51st Street and S. Harvard Avenue and went through a number of names. It started out with a single screen 2,000-seat theater and was twinned and then quadrupled. It originally featured a Cinerama auditorium. The last film shown on that screen before it was twinned was “2001: A Space Odyssey”. In its history it was operated by National General Corp., Fox Midwest Theaters and General Cinema. The building now operates as a tanning salon and gymnasium.

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pugpapaokc
pugpapaokc on May 3, 2006 at 6:24 am

I worked with Blake Smith at the Fox 4 Cinemas for a time as projectionist. I really admire how they were able to take the twin theater and make it into 4 screens. The twins were simply cut right down the middle length wise and theaters with about 100 or so seats were created. It was a rather nice second-run house.

The theater itself was never actually demolished. The building itself still stands today, only as a gym.

jimnrite
jimnrite on May 25, 2006 at 5:06 am

I was an usher at the Fox from 1967-1969. I was popular at Kelley as I had free access to “2001”! Stoned hippies used to come in during the last 30 minutes to lay down in front of the giant Cinerama screen and zone out! I miss the Fox and the wonderful people I met there. What ever happened to Mr. Nichols???

seymourcox
seymourcox on April 28, 2007 at 9:44 am

Here is a late 1960’s photo of the Fox Theatre marquee as it originally stood to advertise a single screen, 2000 seat theatre.
http://www.tulsalibrary.org/JPG/B8207.jpg

seymourcox
seymourcox on July 18, 2010 at 1:35 pm

Found on this informative site are recent shots of the Fox Four Cinema, Tulsa,
http://www.roadsideoklahoma.com/node/716

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on August 4, 2010 at 6:26 pm

Thanks guys for the great ad 2001,and the pictures. Real Theatres,my friends,not 20 plexes!

JoelWeide
JoelWeide on January 12, 2015 at 12:16 pm

I worked in the district office for Mann Theatres out of Wichita, KS and remember when this theatre was twinned. I never saw it, but from the pictures the marquee looks very similiar to the Fox Garvey in Wichita, which was also an NGC house.

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