Majestic Theater

111 W. Sheridan Street,
Oklahoma City, OK 73102

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on June 17, 2015 at 11:39 am

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.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on May 15, 2012 at 4:39 pm

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.

missmelbatoast on April 30, 2011 at 4:51 pm

Shown here are 1943 newspaper ads for the Majestic,
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Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on March 25, 2011 at 6:33 pm

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

raybradley on March 25, 2011 at 2:11 pm

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

TLSLOEWS on March 25, 2011 at 12:52 pm

Another great photo Cosmic,thanks for posting.

raybradley on March 25, 2011 at 12:44 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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missmelbatoast on November 10, 2008 at 10:03 am

Vintage views of the Majestic Theatre can be seen here;
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seymourcox on July 22, 2007 at 11:56 am

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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raybradley on March 26, 2007 at 5:18 am

Newspaper ads from this site reveal that there was also a Majestic Airdome atop the Majestic Theatre. This rooftop theatre would have operated during sizzling summer months when temperatures bacame much too hot for the main auditorium to remain open.
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kencmcintyre on November 8, 2006 at 9:43 am

On 5/24/19, the Majestic was showing “The Gun Packer”, with Pete Morison, along with a Hearst newsreel and a short about a circus strongman. Other theaters showing films on that day were the New Folly (“A Picture Playhouse of Character”), the Lyric (“A Family Theater – Always a Good Show”), the Palace, the Liberty, Empress, Strand, Overholser and Dreamland.

Okie on July 9, 2006 at 7:10 am

Morris Lowenstein opened his independent Colonial Theatre in 1909 to present Orpheum Vaudeville. Architect Harry Randall did a good job of utilizing a long, narrow lot by installing a shooting gallery style auditorium. The Colonial balcony was quite steep and could only be reached by way of one narrow stairway.
In mid 1918 the name was changed to Majestic when it switched over to a movies only policy. During WWII years it featured burlesque acts, then became an adult film house until it closed in 1971, and was razed later that same year.
Mr. Lowenstein owned and operated this tiny theatre throughout its entire sixty year run. The Lowenstein family also operated the Blue Moon and Paris Art cinemas in the stockyards district of OKC.