Yale Theatre

113 E. 6th Street,
Okmulgee, OK 74447

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raybradley on March 15, 2011 at 3:05 pm

Here is a modern day view of the Sixth Street entrance to the Yale Theatre (one story bldg with green/white striped awning),
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seymourcox on February 15, 2011 at 3:47 pm

Google maps addresses seem to always be a little off mark, but the location for the Yale Theater would be (aprox 189 East Sixth Street. The auditorium and Fifth Street entrance were razed in 1964, but the Sixth Street lobby still remains.

seymourcox on July 18, 2010 at 1:06 pm

OOPs. I accidently listed the Yale Theatre in OKC instead of the one in Okmulgee. Here is correcd web page,

seymourcox on July 17, 2010 at 12:45 pm

Recent color shots of the Yale Theatre aaaa9with its awful remodel job) can be viewed on this site,

missmelbatoast on June 19, 2010 at 12:20 pm

Presented here is an updated version of vintage burlesque strip routines …

missmelbatoast on October 24, 2009 at 11:40 am

Burlesque shows were presented on a sporadic bases at the Yale Theatre, but when they were staged this is what audiences saw -
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seymourcox on November 10, 2007 at 10:31 am

During its brief period as a burlesque house the Yale Orchestra would played this type music,
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seymourcox on August 6, 2007 at 6:36 pm

Go to Oklahoma Histerical Society below site to view images of the Yale auditoriun, (one story) Sixth Street, and (three story) Seventh Street entrance. Type in word “yale”, then search…
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seymourcox on March 3, 2007 at 12:32 pm

During its burlesque days perhaps Dubinsky provided a house band that performed snappy tunes like the ones played on these sites – – -
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Griffith gained a reputation for acquiring beautiful theatre structures, milked them for profit, while letting them dilapidate into a ramshackled mess. The lovely Yale was amoung these.

raybradley on September 10, 2006 at 10:47 am

After the Yale closed the First Baptist Church bought many of the theatre seats to install in the sanctuary balcony.
The First Christian Church bought the pipe organ, fixtures, and stage lights.
First Baptist built a new sanctuary 1971, but a few of the original Yale chairs still exist today in their educational buidling.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on August 19, 2006 at 11:28 pm

The 1941 edition of Film Daily Yearbook gives a seating capacity of 1,450. Then, in the 1943 edition it states 400, obviously a misprint which carried over for several years. In the 1950 edition of F.D.Y. seating is given as 1,210.