Forum Theater

202 E. Choctaw Avenue,
McAlester, OK 74501

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Forum Theatre, McAlester, Oklahoma

Once I saw a vintage photo of McAlester’s Forum Theater when it was featuring a silent picture entitled “The Awakening” which was distributed sometime around 1917. So this movie house was in operation prior to that date.

Shown in the link below is a rather morbid image of the Forum Theater with those horse drawn hearse parked out front. Don’t know whether or not this was a publicity gimmick, so I asked several old timers if there was ever a funeral parlor nearby to this theater, but nobody could recall.

Would like to learn much more about this ancient movie house, so if you have info please submit it here.

Contributed by Jeff Chapman

Recent comments (view all 6 comments)

xxx on April 14, 2006 at 6:10 am

Click here to view above mentioned vintage photograph-
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xxx on April 14, 2006 at 6:16 am

Wrong again. TRY this link-
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raybradley on August 17, 2006 at 8:22 am

McAlester Public Library has provided the correct address for the Forum Theatre, it was at 202 East Choctaw Avenue. A law firm now occupies this location.

seymourcox on September 26, 2009 at 12:19 pm

On google maps at the top of this page, using the correct address of 202 E. Choctaw Ave., McAlester, OK 74501-5026 there is a fine image of the former Forum Theatre (now Marilynn’s Boutique). The look of the building has hardly changed through all these years. The V Theatre can also be seen three doors East of the Forum.

raybradley on July 14, 2010 at 8:27 pm

Further material regarding the Forum Theatre can be found on this web site,

seymourcox on March 3, 2011 at 3:23 pm

From google maps link comes this modern day street view of the former Forum Theatre, now (Marilyn’s Boutique),
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