Civic Center Music Hall

201 Channing Square,
Oklahoma City, OK 73102

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Designed by Parr and Hawk in Art Deco styling, the Civic Center Music Hall opened in 1937 as the 6200 seat Municipal Auditorium, complete with a giant concert pipe organ. In 1967 another renovation restyled the auditorium into a Contemporary look that reduced seating capacity to 4200. A third face-lift in 1997 gave the space an International flair, but further reduced seating capacity.

Equipped with a full projection booth, special fund raiser movies have been previewed here on a limited night basis. During the 60s and 70s experimental and New Wave films were often presented on the massive screen.

Also within this complex is the 250 seat Little Theatre (with its own projection equipment) that has been restored to its original Art Deco elegance.

Contributed by Mrs. Settinhen

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missmelbatoast
missmelbatoast on September 24, 2007 at 12:53 pm

Both addresses would be correct. Named for actress Carol Channing, 201 Channing Square is a driveway at the main entrance, and was official address before the latest renovation.
201 N. Walker is actually a small park bounded by Channing Drive, Couch Drive, Park Street, and Walker Street.
This link has some interesting before and after photos,
http://www.okc.gov/MAPS/civic_center/index.html

missmelbatoast
missmelbatoast on April 3, 2011 at 12:59 am

From The2Buds comes this old 1930 postcard view
http://www.the2buds.com/pc/ok/OK_0028.jpg

bicyclereporter
bicyclereporter on June 13, 2013 at 11:11 am

It was used for live concerts as well. The Grateful Dead played here on 11/15/72.

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