Village Cinemas I & II

40 S. Garnett Road,
Tulsa, OK

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The Village I & II opened in 1968 and showed first-run films. In the 1980s, it became a second-run theater and then closed in the 1990s.

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xxx on August 7, 2005 at 2:36 am

Village Architect was Alex Blue.

Okie on February 14, 2006 at 8:23 pm

Designed by Alex Blue, the 1968 Village Cinema originally opened as a single screen, first run movie house. Seating capacity was (aprox) 1000. Sometime during the 1970s a wall was constructed down the middle of the auditorium and it became a twin cinema.

seymourcox on March 11, 2007 at 3:57 pm

It is true the Village Cinema originally opened as a modern, single screen theatre, with an imaginative contemporary decor. Lobby furniture was of black leather and chrome. Restrooms walls were veneered in refelctive black glass. Auditorium seating offered ample leg room, and a beveled shadow box framed a massive silver screen.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on August 4, 2010 at 5:48 pm

Lettering makes it look like a GCC theatre.

seymourcox on May 9, 2011 at 6:51 pm

This link reports that the Village Cinema was a member of GCC,

WCP on June 4, 2016 at 11:12 am

Almost instantaneously after posting the photos and description I learned from a family member that the Bakery has also vacated the building and it sits empty for now.

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