State Theater

112 W. Oklahoma Avenue,
Guthrie, OK 73044

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State Theater

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Here is an interesting image of early day Guthrie, Oklahoma, with a pretty nickelodeon in the background.

If anyone out there knows the history or name of this interesting old movie house please let us hear from you!

Contributed by Jeff Chapman

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Okie
Okie on May 21, 2006 at 3:44 pm

Much of the feature “Rain Man”, starring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise, was filmed in Guthrie.
Explore this informative web site for more information on this and other films shot in Oklahoma;
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Okie
Okie on July 15, 2006 at 9:46 pm

In this antique color postcard, left of Lintz Department Store wall sign, can be seen a white structure that is most likely the same nickelodeon in the above photo. Notice the same type arched marquee and theatre style upright sign.
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seymourcox
seymourcox on January 20, 2007 at 9:52 pm

I believe the c1920 image of the Highland Cinema shown in the below link to be the same theatre as “Guthrie Nickelodeon” described on this page-

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raybradley
raybradley on March 12, 2007 at 8:57 pm

It is doubtful that Guthrie Nickelodeon and Highland Theatre were one and the same. The building where the nickelodeon stood still stands today and architectural accents don’t match the Highland image.

seymourcox
seymourcox on March 12, 2007 at 9:28 pm

Without question the Tilghman, Guthrie, and Highland were three seperate movie houses. Both the Tilghman and Guthrie nickelodeons were located on opposite ends of Oklahoma Ave. The Highland Theatre sat on Harrison.

missmelbatoast
missmelbatoast on October 8, 2007 at 7:29 pm

These vintage photos tell a lot, and prove that the Highland was a seperated movie house. Official name of this cinema was State Theater. In the auditorium view notice the most unusual seating arrangement!
To look at images type in word ‘theatre’ -
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AndrewBarrett
AndrewBarrett on February 20, 2008 at 10:21 am

According to Bowers' “Encyclopedia” page 551, there was a Reproduco organ made by the Operators Piano Co. owned by an “A.R. Powell” of Guthrie, presumably a theatre owner. I could not find a page for him, so I am putting this here for the time being.

seymourcox
seymourcox on July 14, 2010 at 6:16 pm

Found here are vintage postcard and modern views of the former State Theatre (now a drugstore),
112 W. Oklahoma Ave., Guthrie, OK.
http://www.roadsideoklahoma.com/node/386

seymourcox
seymourcox on July 14, 2010 at 6:23 pm

Also, according to further information on the sane site listed above, this theatre was last known as the Pedigo Theatre,
http://www.roadsideoklahoma.com/node/1695

raybradley
raybradley on March 26, 2011 at 2:56 pm

Now home to Mark’s Drugs, this is what the former State (AKA-Pedigo) Theatre looks like these days,
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