Majestic Theater

111 W. Sheridan Street,
Oklahoma City, OK 73102

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Majestic Theater

The Colonial Theater was opened on September 30, 1909. It was later renamed Majestic Theater. It was remodelled in a Streamline Moderne style in June 1952. It was demolished at the end of 1972.

Contributed by Jack Hunter

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seymourcox
seymourcox on July 22, 2007 at 7:56 pm

This 1909 picture postcard shows the Majestic when it was presenting Orpheum Circuit Vaude and still known as the Colonial Theatre, seen directly above the word “WEST”…
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And here are color postcards from the same era…
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missmelbatoast
missmelbatoast on November 10, 2008 at 6:03 pm

Vintage views of the Majestic Theatre can be seen here;
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raybradley
raybradley on March 25, 2011 at 7:44 pm

This is a shortcut to the above mentioned photo of the tiny Majestic.
Note the Folly Theatre’s massive stagehouse soaring to the right of Baum’s wall sign.
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TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on March 25, 2011 at 7:52 pm

Another great photo Cosmic,thanks for posting.

raybradley
raybradley on March 25, 2011 at 9:11 pm

You’re very welcome. I enjoy researching old movie houses and hotels, and like to share my findings.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on March 26, 2011 at 1:33 am

We sure do enjoy everyone you get on.Thanks.I love old Movie ads from the good old days the 60’s-70’s.

missmelbatoast
missmelbatoast on May 1, 2011 at 12:51 am

Shown here are 1943 newspaper ads for the Majestic,
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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on May 16, 2012 at 12:39 am

An article about a remodeling of the Majestic Theatre on this page of Boxoffice, June 7, 1952, has four small photos of the theater. The article mistakenly says that the house was built in 1889, which is actually the year Oklahoma City was founded.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on June 17, 2015 at 7:39 pm

Architect J.Harry Randall practiced in St. Louis during the late 19th century. Around 1901-1904 he was working in Seattle, and by 1909 had established himself in Oklahoma City.

The news that J. Harry Randall had prepared plans for a $20,000 vaudeville theater at Oklahoma City for W. F. Burnell appeared in the August 7, 1909, issue of The Engineering Record. The house was in operation prior to October 17 that year, when the Oklahoma City Daily Pointer ran an article about various legal troubles Mr. Burnell had run into in connection with the Princess, Colonial, and Dixie Theatres, all three of which properties Burnell owned.

rivest266
rivest266 on August 22, 2018 at 10:19 pm

This opened as the Colonial on September 30th, 1909. Tiny ad posted.

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