Fort Supply Opera House
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Built in 1871, this could very well have been Oklahoma’s first purpose built theatre structure. Housed in a two story wooden building, the front section held offices, and the auditorium was located in the rear section.
Due its extreme remote location, all stage shows surely must have been originally provided by young Cavalrymen stationed at the fort. No doubt it would be safe to say that on this remote post any form of entertainment was welcomed and greatly appreciated!
It has been rumored that after Fort Supply shut down in 1891, a private entrepreneur later used this facility to screen silent pictures. In 1907 the facility converted to use as an insane asylum, and its a good bet pictures were shown then.
Today only the rock floor and a brick chimney are all that remain to mark the lot where this former theatre stood.
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