Sooner Theater

125 W. Sheridan Avenue,
Oklahoma City, OK 73102

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Sooner Theater

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Built on the site of the Folly Theatre which burnt in 1947. The Sooner Theater in Oklahoma City opened October 8, 1948. A photo that I found of the Sooner Theater shows it as an adult theater in the 1960’s. Click the link below for the photo. The Sooner Theater was closed November 9, 1971.

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xxx on October 22, 2005 at 10:13 am

Vintage postcard views of the old Folly Theater (1906-1947, burned) can be found in the downtown photo album of this web site. Warner’s Sooner Theater (1948-1971, razed) was built on the burned down Folly Theater lot…

xxx on October 23, 2005 at 3:42 pm

Warner’s SOONER was the last big downtown theater to be built. The correct address was 125 West Grand, OKC. 125 W Grand Blvd would have place it way out in the neighborhood burbs amoungst the Chieftain, Circle, Knob Hill, Redskin, and Yale.

xxx on October 24, 2005 at 7:06 pm

Let me explain, Grand ran through downtown, but during the early 20th century shortsighted OKC planners thought it would be just “grand” to have a boulevard that encircled the entire town, thus Grand Boulevard came to be. As the city grew, expanded, and was devided into quadrants, Grand Blvd became quite a nightmare, and still is to this day.
During the mid 1930’s the downtown street called Grand was renamed Sheridan Ave in order to ease confusion.

xxx on February 6, 2006 at 11:01 am

Correct address for the downtown Sooner Theater should read;
125 W. Sheridan, Okla City

jchapman1 on April 23, 2007 at 10:22 am

Until the downtown Sooner Theater switched over to showing X-rated product, it catered to teen-age taste.
A c1957 photograph of the Sooner Theater can be seen on below page. In search area type in word “theatre”, then click on small image for an enlargement -
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seymourcox on July 22, 2007 at 1:59 pm

Near photo center of this c1913 picture postcard is seen the Folly Theatre with its stud light arch entry way. After the Folly burned the Sooner was built on the same foundation, and utilized the Folly stagehouse.
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seymourcox on April 4, 2011 at 3:56 pm

Downtown Oklahoma City map with photos
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Matthew Prigge
Matthew Prigge on November 18, 2012 at 4:28 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!

rivest266 on April 6, 2014 at 11:31 am

October 8th, 1948 grand opening ad in photo section.

OKCdoorman on October 28, 2015 at 1:47 pm

On Wednesday, November 3, 1971, the Oklahoma Journal ad began stating: “FAREWELL PROGRAM! Sooner Closes Tuesday & Moves to Redskin with 1st Run Adult Films.” The final program for this theater was EXECUTIVE WIVES, directed by (according to IMDB) Albert Dinglehoofer, and “4 daring featurettes” re-printing the ad to its final day, Tuesday the 9th. (For some reason the Redskin began calling itself the “Sooner at Redskin,” although neither the theater’s size nor the number of films increased at all.)

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