Rita Theatre

1713 S. Quanah Avenue,
Tulsa, OK 74127

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The 1943 edition of Film Daily Yearbook lists the Rita Theatre with a seating capacity of 500.

Contributed by Lauren Grubb

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raybradley
raybradley on August 29, 2007 at 11:48 pm

Look at vintage interior/exterior photos of the dowdy Rita Theatre, obviously a triple feature house. Type in word “rita”, then search,
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raybradley
raybradley on September 1, 2007 at 2:52 pm

Oklahoma Historical Society web site remarks that the Cameo Theatre (a probable former nickelodeon) originally occupied this site. In 1940 Griffith Bros Theatres bought the Cameo and replaced it with the (cheaply built) Rita Theatre. Because of its blah appearance, when the Rita burned down most Tulsans felt no sense of loss.

seymourcox
seymourcox on September 16, 2007 at 12:44 am

The Cameo Theatre had a “reverse” auditorium layout, but it is not clear whether or not the Rita followed suit.

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