McClain Theater

225 W. Main Street,
Purcell, OK 73080

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McClain Theater

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The McClain Theater, formerly known as the Dooley Theater, was acquired by the Metcalf family around the year 1939.

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on December 27, 2005 at 4:49 am

Listed as the Dooley Theater in the Film Daily Yearbook;1941 edition with a seating capacity of 450. By the 1943 edition of F.D.Y. it has been re-named the McClain Theatre with seating still at 450.

It is still listed as being open in the 1950 edition of F.D.Y. with a seating capacity now reduced to 382.

raybradley
raybradley on September 8, 2006 at 9:13 pm

In this group of vintage photos can be seen in the top picture a theatre, perhaps it is an image of the Dooley or Ritz-
http://www.bcclark.com/p/4368/Default.aspx

TomTerrific
TomTerrific on April 29, 2010 at 5:46 pm

Went in it today; It is the office of the Purcell Register. They allowed to to have a look inside. It bears no resemblance to a theatre at all from the interior. The owner said it has been a newspaper office for about 65 years.
There is still a stairway to the projection room, and what appears to be a film vault near the old stage area.
The exterior is Spanish style. Buildings on each side of it have the same theme.

missmelbatoast
missmelbatoast on April 3, 2011 at 3:15 pm

roadsideoklahoma link has recent and antique pictures
http://www.roadsideoklahoma.com/node/618

missmelbatoast
missmelbatoast on April 3, 2011 at 3:15 pm

roadsideoklahoma link has recent and antique pictures
http://www.roadsideoklahoma.com/node/618

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