Penn Theater

1212 N. Pennsylvania Avenue,
Oklahoma City, OK 73107

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Penn Theater

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seymourcox
seymourcox on December 9, 2006 at 2:25 am

The PENN Theatre usually presented second run double features. During the late 1960’s it was given a spiffy facelift and renamed TREND, it then began specializing in foreign and vintage silent pictures.

missmelbatoast
missmelbatoast on December 9, 2006 at 9:50 am

My mother worked as a maid for a Scots household near the Penn Theatre. She reminisced about the times when she would take her young ward to the Penn which frequently showed Scottish films. These pictures were quite popular since this theatre was in a Presbyterian neighborhood.

raybradley
raybradley on January 2, 2007 at 10:46 am

If memory serves correctly, I recall that the Trend experienced a slow death. This tidy little theatre ceased regular seven day week presentations in the mid 1980’s, then opened only for weekend showings. After that it became a sporadic open and closed operation until shutting down completely in the early 1990’s.

rivest266
rivest266 on October 11, 2008 at 1:21 pm

This theatre opened on June 13th, 1940

NeonSky
NeonSky on December 16, 2008 at 4:44 pm

Is this the old boarded up theater next to the Chinese restaurant
near Ten-Penn? The photo link above is broken.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on December 16, 2008 at 4:53 pm

If you look at the photo on Google maps, the theater is the white building next to the Flores thrift shop. I don’t know if that helps you out or not.

NeonSky
NeonSky on December 16, 2008 at 4:55 pm

Thank you Ken. Yes, I thought so.
Wish I had been old enough to see movies
there growing up.

lrostochil
lrostochil on November 11, 2009 at 7:46 am

The theater, restaurant, and surrounding buildings are now junk stores. Here are some photos I took of the theater on 11/6/09:

Exterior:
View link

Lobby:
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Looking toward projection booth and front of theater:
View link

seymourcox
seymourcox on July 17, 2010 at 9:51 am

Recent pictures of the stripped down Penn (AKA-Trend) Theatre can be seen here,
http://www.roadsideoklahoma.com/node/513

rivest266
rivest266 on April 6, 2014 at 6:18 am

June 13th, 1940 ad in photo section.

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