Redding 4

3684 S. Western Avenue,
Oklahoma City, OK 73109

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Reding 4 Theater, Oklahoma City OK 1994

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The Redding 4 was operating in the late-1970’s.

Contributed by Lauren Grubb

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kpdennis
kpdennis on April 22, 2009 at 2:47 pm

I served as a short-term manager at the Redding 4 for a few months in 1986, while a new theater in Midwest City I was set to manage (Heritage Plaza 5) was under construction. By this time, the Redding was in poor shape – its strip mall location was lackluster and the auditoriums were typical shoeboxes reflecting its early 1970s genesis.

It was the only Commonwealth Theater in OKC to offer regular midnight movies on Fridays and Saturdays – usually our two top features and two staples: Pink Floyd’s The Wall and a battered print of Rocky Horror Picture Show. The latter cult classic regularly attracted a tiny but devoted crowd of some very low-budget RHPS re-enactors.

kpdennis
kpdennis on April 25, 2009 at 3:25 am

It’s actually spelled with only one “R” – should be Reding 4. Here’s a photo from the mid-90s, when a country music live show placed their logo over the “4” in the sign.
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Meredith Rhule
Meredith Rhule on November 11, 2009 at 8:35 pm

This was a fun place in the late 70s. Hummm, think they had Cinemeccanica film towers. Also, pretty sure the business agent was there full time. I was a relief projectionist back then.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on July 6, 2010 at 5:59 pm

If the business agent was there it must have been an easy booth to run.Mike Local 629.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on July 6, 2010 at 6:04 pm

The photo looks more like a food store than a theatre.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on July 6, 2010 at 6:07 pm

Certainly does,but I have seen alot of Theatres on CT that look nothing like a theatre.

seymourcox
seymourcox on July 16, 2010 at 2:20 pm

Roadside Oklahoma site have modern photos of the colorful Redding 4 Cinema;
http://www.roadsideoklahoma.com/node/507

kpdennis
kpdennis on July 16, 2010 at 5:01 pm

Comparing the photo from the 1990’s linked above with the Roadside Oklahoma photos, I’d say Roadside has the wrong part of the mall. There are some hefty roof supports in the older photo which do not appear in the later one; it’s possible those columns were removed, I guess. I drove through the shopping center about a year ago, and I could not tell which building housed the theater – and I worked there for about six months! But that was a couple of decades ago…

The name of the theater on this header should be “Reding” with a single R.

Coate
Coate on July 19, 2011 at 1:51 am

“The name of the theater on this header should be “Reding” with a single R.”

I think you meant to write that the header should be updated to read “Reding” with a single “D”.

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