Circle Cinema Theatre

10 S. Lewis Avenue,
Tulsa, OK 74104

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Circle Cinema Theatre

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The Circle Theatre opened on July 15, 1928 with the movie “Across the Atlantic”.

The Circle Theatre was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2003, and also in 2003 was acquired by the Circle Cinema Foundation, and has been undergoing restoration since.

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Don Lewis
Don Lewis on March 10, 2008 at 11:16 pm

A 1987 photo of the Circle Theater in Tulsa when it was showing skin flicks.

missmelbatoast on December 22, 2008 at 10:34 am

All the way up to 1967 the Circle Theatre always included a newsreel on the program. Universal News were the last to be shown.
Note in the 1987 photo, when the Circle was a skin flick house, how carefully “parking in back” was worded. Perhaps some dumb patron would have mistaken “parkinng in rear” as a title for an X-rated film. On second thought, that probably was a real porno title.

Don Lewis
Don Lewis on December 22, 2008 at 6:18 pm

Miss Melba Toast…your observation and comment has given me a belly laugh!


Don Lewis
Don Lewis on December 22, 2008 at 6:22 pm

And I remember and miss the newsreels….wonder if they ever ran those in the skin flicks?


DavidZornig on February 22, 2009 at 2:23 pm

Did the Rollier & Meta Theatre’s mentioned above as owned by old okie’s parents, ever get added to CT?
I couldn’t find either listed even in a previous names or city search. Just curious.

fred1 on August 13, 2012 at 11:22 am

Is the name of this theater reduntant

CSWalczak on November 18, 2012 at 12:34 am

Here is an article about the Circle’s addition of an additional screen; they also plan to add a third.

Cimarron on April 30, 2014 at 9:43 pm

Upload of night time pic of Circle featuring an exhibit in Glass…“Keep on Truckin”

changeover on September 2, 2014 at 5:30 pm

Now open with 3 screens and a pipe organ! Wonderful venue.

OKCdoorman on October 9, 2016 at 2:40 pm

Began its porn period phase (“Under New Management”) on Friday, July 7, 1978, with THE OPENING OF MISTY BEETHOVEN and BABARA BROADCAST after several weeks of being closed. (Tulsa World)

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