Springlake Cinema

N. Martin Luther King Avenue at N.E. 38th Street,
Oklahoma City, OK 73111

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missmelbatoast
missmelbatoast on April 30, 2011 at 7:20 pm

I have been told that this building was originally a small cinema before conversion in the early ‘40s into Ride 'N Laff thrill ride (courtesy Springlake Photo Collection). This has not been confirmed.
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In 1922 architects Tonini and Bramblet designed the Springlake Pavilion (AKA-Faryland, Casino) a combination cinema & ballroom. This c1930 image of the Faryland comes courtesy of Springlake Photo Collection.
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missmelbatoast
missmelbatoast on October 18, 2007 at 12:53 pm

B&W 1940’s snapshot of former cinema shortly after conversion to an indoor thrill ride -
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Kodacolor view taken in mid 50’s -
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Assorted merry snapshots -
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missmelbatoast
missmelbatoast on October 18, 2007 at 11:57 am

Limited information is given on this ssubject, along with a photo of the 1928 hand carved (Pennsylvania Toboggan) wooden carousel -
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missmelbatoast
missmelbatoast on September 24, 2007 at 12:30 pm

Here is a shot of the former Cinema after conversion to “RIDE ‘N LAFF”,
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In this reverse negative view the former Cinema can be seen upper photo right, note the stage house still remained,
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missmelbatoast
missmelbatoast on September 24, 2007 at 6:20 am

Many vintage photos of this fabulous amusement park can be seen on below link -
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and here is what the location looks like today as a college campus-
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