Long Theatre

Polk Avenue and 4th Street,
Keyes, OK 73947

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The Art Deco styled Long Theatre prospered during Hollywood’s “Golden Age”, and was co-owned by silent movie cowboy star Jack Hoxie, who spent his last years operating a large ranch near Keyes, OK.

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xxx on May 23, 2006 at 2:08 pm

Hollywood stars Vera Miles and Jack Hoxie both lived in Cimarron County, Oklahoma. Below is a screen bio for cowboy actor Hoxie.
http://www.surfnetinc.com/chuck/hoxie3.htm

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on October 12, 2008 at 10:53 am

There are some photos of the Long Theater on Cinematour.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on October 12, 2008 at 10:54 am

No kidding. There lots of photos there.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on May 28, 2010 at 3:20 am

The Long Theatre was the first movie house in Keyes, which, according to a May 10, 1947, Boxoffice item, was a town of 227 when the 250-seat theater opened that month. Lewis W. Long was the owner of the house. The Long Theatre was still in operation at least as late as 1964, when it was mentioned in the February 3 issue of Boxoffice.

Silicon Sam
Silicon Sam on May 28, 2010 at 6:37 am

Corner of Polk Ave and 4th St.

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khayes
khayes on July 6, 2012 at 9:04 am

My grandfather was Lewis Long. My mother, Billie Long, grew up in Keyes and lived above the theatre most of her life. I just got back from a visit to Keyes. It was very sad to see the state of the theatre. From what I understand they are going to tear it down.

keyesprincipal
keyesprincipal on July 20, 2012 at 2:59 pm

There is still a glimpse of hope for this place. The owner wants to renovate it to the original art and deco style. Historical / arts grants, partnerships, and funds are being researched at this time but a structural report and funding will eventually determine her fate.

khayes
khayes on November 29, 2012 at 9:28 am

I would love to see that happen.

khayes
khayes on November 29, 2012 at 9:29 am

Please keep me informed of whatever you find out.

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