Constantine Theater

110 W. Main,
Pawhuska, OK 74056

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Constantine Theater

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The theater was originally built as the Pawhuska House Hotel in the 1880’s. In 1911, Mr. C.C. Constantine purchased the building and remodeled it into the elegant Constantine Theater.

The theater was closed in 1970, after many profitable years. In 1987, a group of concerned citizens led by Eileen Monger, began a long, tedious renovation. It is now complete, with a live stage in Greek Revival Style and a seating capacity of 589 and outstanding accoustics. The theatre is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and the National League of Historic Theatres.

The Constantine is also known for being haunted. According to witnesses, sounds of a barroom brawl can be heard in the historic theater.

Contributed by Lauren Grubb

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brentclarkf
brentclarkf on August 9, 2005 at 2:50 pm

The Constantine is currently being used for a variety of community events. When I visited it this summer, it featured a Native American speaker and was to host a number of other events later in the season. According to an active community member, the Constantine doesn’t show movies at this time. In fact, Pawhuska doesn’t have a movie theatre. The citizens of Pawhuska should be quite pleased with the restoration efforts. The lobby boasts a gold and burgandy color scheme featuring a brass chandelier. The exterior also features the gold and burgandy colors and is quite eye catching. I have photos to post asap.

seymourcox
seymourcox on August 26, 2007 at 3:05 pm

At one time or another this cinema must have been known as the Kihikah Theatre. Look at this 1963 snapshot and see what you think, type in word “kihikah”, then search …
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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on October 12, 2007 at 7:09 am

A Robert-Morton theater organ size 2/4 was installed in the Ki-He-Kah (thats how its spelled on the organ list) Theater in 1926.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on June 28, 2008 at 3:26 pm

The photo that Chuck posted on 4/9/06 as been moved to a new site:
http://tinyurl.com/5amjaq

seymourcox
seymourcox on July 18, 2010 at 2:19 pm

Fabuloous vintage and modern photos of the beautiful Constantine Theater can be seen on the Roadside Oklahoma site,
http://www.roadsideoklahoma.com/node/588

raybradley
raybradley on March 10, 2011 at 3:26 pm

This is what the neighborhood around the Constantine Theater looks like nowadays,
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Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on June 8, 2012 at 11:34 am

Thanks Guys,nice history.

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