American Theatre

Cushing, OK 74023

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If you have ever wondered what a typical small town nickelodeon looked like, then the American Nickelodeon was styled in form-follows-function Craftsman Styling that offered a comfortable space in which to watch a movie.

Something destroyed the old American Nicholodeon, maybe it was blown away in a tornado, or perhaps fire. Whatever happened, in 1941 the New American replaced the old, and this movie house was also a no frills design, but clean and relaxing.
Share your memories of the American with us!

Contributed by Mr. Greenbird

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seymourcox on September 7, 2007 at 3:58 pm

Vintage photos of both theatres can be seen by typing in word “theatre”,
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kencmcintyre on November 12, 2008 at 4:42 am

This was probably the fire. Reported in the Ada Evening News on 7/15/40:

CUSHINGâ€"Fire believed caused by defective wiring in a theater gutted the movie house and two stores here yesterday. Fire Chief Alvin Gelghar estimated damage at $50,000.

raybradley on March 9, 2011 at 12:07 am

The Cushing Community Theatre may be housed in the New American Theatre Bldg.
Cushing Community Theatre
105 E. Broadway St, Cushing, OK 74023

missmelbatoast on April 1, 2011 at 5:53 am

To see a c1941 color picture postcard with partial view of the American Theatre (photo left) go above to 09-07-07 comment and type in “cushing east broadway”

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