Brady Theater

105 West Brady Street,
Tulsa, OK 74103

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Brady Theater

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Built in 1910, the 2,600 seat Brady Theater has mainly been used as a performing arts venue, but during the 1950’s big roadshow pictures were shown there, and new wave and experimental films found a home on the Brady screen during the “free spirited” 1970’s.

An interesting note; when the lush Akdar Theater opened in 1922 everyone thought the Brady Theater was doomed. Wrecking balls brought down the Akdar in 1964, while today the “Old Lady of Brady” still presents the best of live entertainment to Tulsans.

Contributed by O. K. Snedley

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jchapman1
jchapman1 on June 8, 2007 at 3:07 pm

Tulsa Town Hall Meetings usually took place at the Brady, as above posted photos depict. The first image shows the subdued elegance of the original 1914 auditorium design, by Rose & Peterson of Kansas City. The second image shows the Bruce Goff 1930 Art Deco interior remodel.

Rodney
Rodney on June 10, 2007 at 4:36 am

Some sort of multiple piano concert was being performed on the Brady stage when this vintage picture was shot. Must have been entertaining!
http://www.tulsalibrary.org/JPG/B3307.jpg
Hydraulic shafts enabled this stage to be raised or lowered to suit the program.

seymourcox
seymourcox on October 13, 2007 at 3:36 pm

Recent photo with complete theatre history …
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kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on August 3, 2008 at 7:50 am

It looks like the Brady closed and then re-opened again, as there is a show there today:
http://tinyurl.com/6aq3pk

LuisV
LuisV on August 24, 2008 at 5:11 am

Per the theater’s own web site, the architectural style of the exterior is “Western Classic Revival” whatever that is. It also states that its interior recieved an Art Deco renovation in 1930. Therefore, the intro needs to be amended. I assume that the architectural style field usually refers to the interior and this theater is most definitely not the Mission Revival that it currently shows.

seymourcox
seymourcox on July 25, 2009 at 11:09 am

1947 Brady backstage view, courtesy LIFE,

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seymourcox
seymourcox on July 18, 2010 at 10:54 am

The old lady on Brady is still entertaining audiences after all these years,
http://www.roadsideoklahoma.com/node/732

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