Majestic Theater

406 S. Main Street,
Tulsa, OK 74103

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Majestic Theater

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For many years, the Majestic Theater was the theater that showed first-run films. It started as a silent-film theatre in the 1920’s, and was the first Tulsa theater to convert to talkies in 1929. It featured a lavish interior and contained an organ.

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seymourcox
seymourcox on April 13, 2007 at 10:53 pm

A new 1940s marquee & mansard roof for a spiffier look,
http://www.tulsalibrary.org/JPG/B0652.jpg

JohnMcConnel
JohnMcConnel on April 14, 2007 at 9:53 am

Note the large elevated Ritz sign in the upper right-hand corner of the 1950s Majestic photo A0219. Would that have been for the theatre, or was there another building with the name Ritz?

seymourcox
seymourcox on May 17, 2007 at 8:23 pm

Two more Majestic Theatre exterior shots, ten years apart -
c1948
http://www.tulsalibrary.org/JPG/B1354.jpg
c1968, after it had switched over to X-rated product. In those days it was best to remain discreet when promoting raunchy loops -
http://www.tulsalibrary.org/JPG/E0060.jpg

raybradley
raybradley on September 7, 2007 at 1:05 pm

What do you smoke, Seymour? There are twenty years between 1948 and 1968.

DavidZornig
DavidZornig on June 12, 2016 at 9:28 am

1957 partial marquee photo added.

karlschneider
karlschneider on July 24, 2016 at 5:55 pm

That address is wrong, the Majestic was on an east-west street, not Main. I’m pretty sure it was 4th, just east of Boston. I know it was ‘around the corner’ from the Ritz and Orpheum both on the same street As an adolescent, I and my friends who lived around 36th & Lewis often walked, biked or bused into town to go to movies at all 3 of these (and pig out on Coney’s at the original joint) frequently. Sometimes at Nelson’s ‘buffeteria’ too.

Chris1982
Chris1982 on July 24, 2016 at 10:28 pm

If the theatre was on 4th east of Boston, the theatre was demolished.

karlschneider
karlschneider on July 25, 2016 at 9:50 am

Yep it sure was, about 50 years ago…sadly. There are almost no surviving grand downtown houses any more anywhere. The Ritz and Orpheum were on the same side (south) of the same street…maybe 5th? The Majestic was on the north side and just 1 or 2 blocks away. I’m pretty sure it was not on the same street as the R&O. By the way we also went to the Delman and Will Rogers pretty often, I don’t know when those were demolished…I imagine one could Google it.

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