Plaza Theatre

1447 S. Peoria Avenue,
Tulsa, OK 74120

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Originally opened in 1924 as the Alhambra Theatre, a Kimball organ was installed in the building in 1923. The building was renovated in 1930.

Contributed by Lauren Grubb

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xxx
xxx on August 6, 2005 at 10:38 pm

PLAZA, NEE-ALHAMBRA

xxx
xxx on September 9, 2005 at 8:10 am

From a 2005 calendar ‘TULSA, SEE YA AT THE MOVIES’, ALHAMBRA Theater opened 1924, and closed 1928. Reopend in 1930 with a complete renovation and new name- PLAZA and continued as a movie house until at least 1949. After that it operated as Tulsa Little Theater, a live stage show venue.

missmelbatoast
missmelbatoast on December 5, 2006 at 2:08 pm

Vintage Tulsa World Newspaper ads reveal that this theatre specialized in cheapie B-pictures from low budget producers like William Castle, Roger Corman, Kroger Babb, etc.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on August 3, 2007 at 10:05 am

The architect for the Alhambra Square and Theatre was O. Otto Kubatzky. Here is a link to a list of his other work:
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raybradley
raybradley on August 29, 2007 at 6:23 pm

Look here to see 1940s photos of the Plaza Theatre complete makeover from Spanish Colonial to Streamline Moderne. Type in word “plaza” to view images,

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raybradley
raybradley on March 23, 2011 at 3:37 pm

A quicker route to see 1942 interior and exterior shots is to go to above link and type in “Tulsa Plaza Theatre”, under match all words.
Oklahoma State Historical Society now list the Plaza as torn down.

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