Empire Theater

120 W. Main Street,
Oklahoma City, OK 73102

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missmelbatoast
missmelbatoast on April 3, 2011 at 1:53 am

Former Empire Theatre mid-1920’s after conversion to Harris Goar Co.
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seymourcox
seymourcox on February 7, 2011 at 4:43 pm

… And here is a 1945 photo with a good view of the former Empire Theatre, converted into the Playhouse Arcade.
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seymourcox
seymourcox on February 7, 2011 at 4:38 pm

In this 1929 shot, the arched entrance to the former Empire Theater can be seen right of the Criterion Theatre.
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Rodney
Rodney on April 29, 2008 at 1:19 pm

This site has a vintage image of the former Empire Theater;
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seymourcox
seymourcox on July 22, 2007 at 12:44 pm

From the Oklahoma County Tax Assessor Office comes this 1930s postcard view of the former Empire Theatre (phot left). Partial view of the Criterion Theatre can also be made out.
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One note of interest; in John Ford’s “The Grapes of Wrath”, this is the street corner where the Jode’s truck turns onto when they set out for California.

missmelbatoast
missmelbatoast on May 21, 2007 at 4:06 pm

In the 6/5/40 Criterion Theatre photo can be seen the former Empire Theatre, photo right.
Enter word ‘theatre’, then enter to see image,
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raybradley
raybradley on April 9, 2007 at 9:39 am

Take this express line to the L of C 1910 image. Once photo downloads click on it again for supersize vew,
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seymourcox
seymourcox on March 31, 2007 at 10:17 pm

Here is a 1940’s snapshot of the former Empire after conversion to the Century Pool- Billiard-Snooker Parlor. Criterion Theatre is seen in background.
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seymourcox
seymourcox on March 31, 2007 at 5:49 pm

Here is a Library of Congress 1910 panaramic view of downtown Oklahoma City. Near photo center can be seen the Empire Theatre. Directly behind the Empire sits the stagehouse of the Folly Theatre. Several other theatres can be seen in this image, but one would have to be extremely familiar with OKC to be able to spot them all-
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In 1919 the Criterion Theatre would be built this side of the Empire.