Chief Theater

Broken Bow, OK 74728

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Chief Theatre, Broken Bow OK

The town of Broken Bow, OK is best known for producing baseball great Johnny Bench.

Contributed by Ken McIntyre

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Scott
Scott on August 12, 2009 at 7:03 am

If you know absolutely nothing about a particular theatre, what is the point of listing it?

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on August 12, 2009 at 9:03 am

K. Lee Williams owned three theaters in Broken Bow, including the Chief, in the late 1930s and onward, according to articles in Boxoffice magazine at that time. It appears that the theater operated until the early 1980s and might have been on Main Street, although I haven’t been able to confirm either of those. I have not seen any seat count to date.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on August 12, 2009 at 9:17 am

Boxoffice is prone to errors of this type-their reporters are not always thorough. Mike Rivest has a timeline of 1955 to 1980, but sometimes he rounds those dates off.He also mentions Williams as the owner. Perhaps the Chief was a later aka for one of the three you mentioned.

Scott
Scott on August 12, 2009 at 11:48 am

Did this one have an elaborate vertical sign that included the face of an Indian? I seem to recall a theatre of that name with such a sign.

MarkB
MarkB on July 5, 2012 at 12:06 pm

This is a tough audience. Now you know what it looked like.

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