Palace Theatre

219 S. Main Street,
Tulsa, OK 74103

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jchapman1
jchapman1 on July 29, 2007 at 11:58 am

An understandable mistake, fellas, but the Palace became the Tulsa Theatre.
Up on Main and Second, the Wonder Land Nickelodeon was renamed Strand Theatre.
Look at this 1885 shot, its a fun image of one of Tulsa’s earliest theatres, photo caption tells all.
http://www.tulsalibrary.org/JPG/A0404.jpg

OrpheumDennis
OrpheumDennis on July 23, 2007 at 5:01 pm

I hate to disappoint members who have viewed the large vertical “Palace” sign in some of the pictures of Tulsa’s Main Street, but that sign belonged to Palace Clothiers at the northwest corner of 4th and Main, and there was no theatre associated with it. The sign was in VERY good company, however. The Ritz theatre with it’s glitzy incandescent and neon vertical and elegantly curved marquee was a half block west on the south side of 4th Street, the Orpheum, with it’s refined incandescent vertical was a half block east on the south side of 4th Street. The Majestic was on the west side of Main Street and two doors south of 4th. The Tulsa was a block and a half north on the east side of Main Street. I don’t remember the Palace Theatre but according to the address listed, it was five or six blocks north of Palace Clothiers. By the way, Tulsa’s other “major” downtown house was the Rialto (originally the Empress and later the first Orpheum). It was on the north side of 3rd Street, between a half block east of Main Street.

raybradley
raybradley on June 24, 2007 at 10:43 am

At the time of this writing e-bay has up for bid a postcard view of this theatre when it was still known as the Wonderland, shown before the Art Deco redo.
Other antique postcards with theatre views are the Frontier City Cinema, OKC, a 1920 color view of the Hippodrome, Okmulgee, and the Hinton (AKA-Ritz), Muskogee.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on May 12, 2007 at 2:17 pm

The Palace is visible on the left side of this 1943 photo:
http://tinyurl.com/22tpke

Okie
Okie on March 19, 2006 at 8:01 am

Listed here are Architect J. R. Koberling’s other designs …
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Okie
Okie on March 19, 2006 at 6:54 am

According to court documents, Tulsa’s downtown Palace Theater was already in operation prior to 1910.
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