Uptown Theater

18 S. Main Street,
Tulsa, OK

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Uptown Theater

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This theater operated from 1928 to 1967 under various names.

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missmelbatoast
missmelbatoast on February 18, 2007 at 7:43 am

Even toward the sad end, in a most run down condition, this crappy burlesque house supplied its burlesque queens with live music. The band was made up of an organ, drums, sax, and clarinet.
On the below sites one can listen to samples of classic burlesque music-
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and another site-
http://www.spaceagepop.com/lester.htm

seymourcox
seymourcox on April 29, 2007 at 1:36 pm

This 1957 photo illustrates that the Uptown Theatre had a new paint job that restored the edicafe to its 1930 look. Further up Main Street can be seen the Cozy Theatre.
http://www.tulsalibrary.org/JPG/B1690.jpg

raybradley
raybradley on May 26, 2007 at 12:08 pm

Usually the Uptown Theatre kept their display cases loaded with advertising cards and posters. For one reason or another poster baords are empty in this forlorn image -
http://www.tulsalibrary.org/JPG/E0081.jpg

jchapman1
jchapman1 on July 12, 2007 at 9:52 am

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Photo right of this 1910 image, where the “Tulsa” arch joins onto the drug store/hotel, is where the Uptown Theatre would later be built. Lyric Theatre is visible photo left.

Rodney
Rodney on October 30, 2007 at 6:43 pm

Hear an actual Gypsy Rose Lee burlesque routine here -
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as presented on this site -
http://www.unicornmeat.com/

seymourcox
seymourcox on November 10, 2007 at 10:14 am

This peppy album plays snappy burlesque tunes,
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missmelbatoast
missmelbatoast on October 24, 2009 at 11:32 am

Shown here are the type of burleque shows that were presented on the Uptown Theatre stage.
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Matthew Prigge
Matthew Prigge on November 18, 2012 at 5:07 pm

If anyone has any stories about going to/ working at this threatre in its adult days, I would love to hear them. I am chronicling the histories of adult theatres in the US. Please contact me at Thanks!

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