Brooks Theatre

116 E. Harrison Avenue,
Guthrie, OK 73044

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raybradley
raybradley on March 6, 2011 at 6:01 pm

This is a modern view of the parking lot where the Brooks (AKA-Avon) Theatre once stood,
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seymourcox
seymourcox on July 14, 2010 at 12:50 pm

This site contains a little material on the late Brooks Opera House (AKA Avon);
http://www.roadsideoklahoma.com/node/383

rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on October 8, 2007 at 2:31 pm

The Brooks Opera House opened in 1899. Its immediate predecessor in Guthrie was the McKennon Opera House which is listed in the 1897-98 edition of the Julius Cahn Official Theatrical Guide. Unfortunately, there are no street addresses for the theatres listed in this Guide. The McKennon had 700 seats and was located on the second floor of its building. Its stage was 26 feet deep and there were 8 members of its house orchestra. The 1897 population of Guthrie was 12,000.

seymourcox
seymourcox on October 8, 2007 at 1:41 pm

Wonderful vintage interior/exterior photos show exactly what this frontier theatre was all about. To see these exciting images type in word ‘Guthrie’ …
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Lauren Durbin
Lauren Durbin on August 25, 2007 at 8:47 pm

The status above says unknown, so i’ll just go ahead and confirm that the building is completely demolished.

missmelbatoast
missmelbatoast on July 16, 2007 at 3:13 pm

Brooks Opera House and Muskogee’s Ritz (nee-Hinton) Theatre were so similar in style and design, one can’t help but wonder if both buildings were from J. Foucart’s drawing board.

raybradley
raybradley on January 28, 2007 at 8:54 am

Brooks Opera House was designed by Joseph Foucart, a renouned architect from Paris, France, who pariticipated in the Great Run of ‘89.

seymourcox
seymourcox on January 20, 2007 at 4:18 pm

Historical photos of Brooks Opera House, Pollard Theatre, and Highland Theatre can be seen on below links-
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and Hollywood stars at the Pollard-
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Okie
Okie on May 20, 2006 at 6:22 pm

Every Monday night during the darkest days of The Great Depression the Guthrie Convention Hall would present free second run movies.
Click ePodunk link below to view color postcard of Convention Hall-
http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/v.php?c=614954&e

xxx
xxx on May 13, 2006 at 8:55 am

Other Guthrie historic auditoriums can be seen by clicking here- – -
http://guthriescottishrite.org/egypt.html
&
http://guthriescottishrite.org/auditorium.html

Okie
Okie on May 7, 2006 at 2:07 am

Brooks Opera House address was 116 East Harrison, Guthrie, OT.

xxx
xxx on May 6, 2006 at 7:32 am

It has been reported that Brooks Opera House and Royal Hotel shared a common lobby. An economical idea. Click below to see a vintage picture of Guthrie’s Royal Hotel-
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xxx
xxx on May 6, 2006 at 7:22 am

Shown here is a bronze marker outlining a complete history of Brooks Opera House (AKA-Avon Theatre) 1899-1967.
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Okie
Okie on April 14, 2006 at 5:13 am

The name painted on the sidewall reads BROOKS Theatre, not Brook. Sure hope the facade was less messy than the rest of the building!

xxx
xxx on April 9, 2006 at 7:55 am

Why must these web addresses be so complicated?
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pan.6a15540

xxx
xxx on April 9, 2006 at 7:53 am

Here is a 1910 photo of Brook Theater.
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp.6a15540