Circle Cinema Theatre

10 S. Lewis Avenue,
Tulsa, OK 74104

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24 Oct 2008

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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.

Contributed by Phillip Dail

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allene
allene on November 29, 2007 at 9:18 pm

Hi, I want to apologize for not finding earlier the link to the photo in Lamont that Lost Memory posted last summer. This is NOT the Meta. That was much older. This is the Rollier Theatre. Somewhat ironically, it was torn down about the very time you posted the photo. The decorations in the windows along the street were for the big combination celebration they had in 1993 — Watermelon Days, the 1893 Opening of the Cherokee Strip, and an all-school reunion. (3000 people showed up!)

DonLewis
DonLewis on March 11, 2008 at 2:16 am

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

missmelbatoast
missmelbatoast on December 22, 2008 at 1:34 pm

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.

DonLewis
DonLewis on December 22, 2008 at 9:18 pm

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

Don…

DonLewis
DonLewis on December 22, 2008 at 9:22 pm

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

Don…

DavidZornig
DavidZornig on February 22, 2009 at 5:23 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
fred1 on August 13, 2012 at 2:22 pm

Is the name of this theater reduntant

CSWalczak
CSWalczak on November 18, 2012 at 3:34 am

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

Cimarron
Cimarron on May 1, 2014 at 12:43 am

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

changeover
changeover on September 2, 2014 at 8:30 pm

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

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