Wes-Ten Theater

3925 NW 10th Street,
Oklahoma City, OK 73107

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WesTen Okla. City, OK

This theater was in operation from 1945 to 1975.

Contributed by Lauren Grubb

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Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on July 20, 2010 at 1:25 pm

Great story Longest Day on what a owner could do.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on August 8, 2010 at 1:51 pm

They ran a 512 seat theatre with that staff.let’s take the projectionist out of the picture,A cashier doubled as a concession girl how on earth did they serve a sell-out with that few of people.I can see it on a tuesday evening in Febuary,but i assume the weekends must have been a mad house.I guess the Box office girl sold and tore tickets that can quickly turn to thief if one chooses to do it.What a operation, Longest Day.

raybradley on March 23, 2011 at 9:30 pm

George Shanbour also used profits made from the Wes-Ten Theatre to purchase the extremely popular Beverly’s (downtown) Diner, next door to the Colcord Bldg.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on March 28, 2011 at 7:22 pm

Thanks Guys.hope he shared the profits with an overworked Staff.

Grandcanyon1999 on July 17, 2012 at 11:26 am

Wes-Ten had a Saturday kids day for 10 cents/kid during the 50’s. My brother and I attended most Saturdays. We had a lot of fun. We normally walked to the theater from 18th & Tulsa.

Cimarron on March 16, 2014 at 8:29 pm

Wes-Ten was in operation as early as 1945 with a seat count of 350 seats per Film Daily Yearbook. Could have been in operation even prior. Not sure where the profile date of 1949 was derived but, it was at least 1945.

rivest266 on April 6, 2014 at 1:01 pm

1949 Grand opening ad in photo section.

Cimarron on August 28, 2014 at 9:18 pm

Nice work on finding a 1949 under new management ad for the Oklahoma City Wes-Ten Theater. Should you discover the initial Grand Opening Ad in the 1945 time frame please post if possible. Thanks

rivest266 on August 26, 2018 at 8:35 am

Was listed as selling war bonds per article from May 11th, 1945. War bond theatre saleWar bond theatre sale Fri, May 11, 1945 – 11 · The Daily Oklahoman (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma) · Newspapers.com

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