University Theatre

225 E. Main Street,
Norman, OK 73069

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University Theatre

Located near the intersection of E. Main Street and N. Crawford Avenue. The University Theatre was opened by Giffith Amusement Company in December 1930. It was a replacement for an earlier silent-era University Theatre.

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seymourcox
seymourcox on August 3, 2007 at 4:57 am

The University Theatre was designed in pure Art Deco styling, as seen in these 1936 exterior and auditorium views. On below site type in word “theatre”, then hit search…
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seymourcox
seymourcox on November 25, 2009 at 9:50 pm

As seen on google maps street view, the University Theatre still stands on the North side of E. Main St, just West of Crawford St. Purpose built as a movie house, there never was a stagehouse. Since (at least) 1969 the building has been used for retail space, but other than that the exterior still looks pretty much the same, a handsome brown brick facade with tan Art Deco accents.

missmelbatoast
missmelbatoast on November 26, 2009 at 10:44 pm

Exact street address for the University Theatre is 225 East Main Street, Norman, OK 73069

Lauren Durbin
Lauren Durbin on June 8, 2010 at 2:23 pm

Here are some new photos of the University:

http://www.roadsideoklahoma.com/node/475

raybradley
raybradley on March 9, 2011 at 11:12 pm

This is what the former University Theatre looks like these days (Art Deco bldg with striped awning, between Norman Convention & Marquis),
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dallasmovietheaters
dallasmovietheaters on September 8, 2019 at 2:41 am

The University Theatre replaced a silent-era University Theatre that dated back to at least 1918 in Norman. This venue was launched by Griffith Amusements in December of 1930.

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