Erie Theatre

117 W. Jackson Street,
Hugo, OK 74743

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Erie Theatre

Open from 1919-1965 and 1969-1982, the Erie Theatre was the standout movie theatre of all theatres in Hugo, Oklahoma.

Contributed by Lindy Loftin

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xxx on May 29, 2006 at 12:00 pm

Still winter quarters to Carson-Barnes Circus, Hugo was once the off season respite for fifteen different cirus units. Take a look at this link to learn about Showmen’s Rest Reprieve;
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William on June 1, 2006 at 9:40 am

For more info look at the Mac Theatre.

Okie on July 15, 2006 at 10:48 am

This link will take you to a 1938 photo of Hugo’s Erie Theatre;
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and here are images of Hugo’s Dixie Theatre -
sidewalk view
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facade view
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Okie on July 15, 2006 at 5:02 pm

This 1924 downtown map shows the location of two Hugo early day movie houses, lot 117-Erie Theatre, and lot 110-Ritz Theatre
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kencmcintyre on February 5, 2007 at 7:58 pm

Here are proceedings against one William Weaver, who allegedly torched the Erie in May 1933:

seymourcox on August 26, 2007 at 10:21 pm

Sharp period photos of the Erie exterior and interior leave no dought as to what this theatre looked like before and after the remodel job. To see images type in word “erie” …
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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on August 7, 2009 at 11:49 pm

The 1924 map of downtown Hugo to which Okie Medley linked above has been moved Here. You can also fetch any of the other photos in dead rootsweb links by changing the domain in their url from to

missmelbatoast on April 3, 2011 at 2:57 pm

Shame on them for covering that original Craftsman exterior with a crappy false front

Lindy on August 7, 2013 at 5:45 pm

The Erie actually moved from east Jackson St (the Kirkpatrick bldg) to its permanent location on west Jackson street sometime around 1913/1914. Mr. O. Gill acquired the theatre in 1914 and continued as its owner/operator until the Griffith Amusement Co lease commenced in March of 1933.

_davidb on December 16, 2013 at 12:49 am

I was the projectionist for the last film shown in 1965 on the night the steel support beam holding up the marquee collasped.

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