Oxford Theatre

Grand Avenue,
Enid, OK 73701

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Oxford Theatre

As part of a downtown luxury hotel/restuarant/theatre complex (that dated back to at least 1907) the Loewen Theatre was a rather large legitimate theatre. All sort of stage show played the Loewen Theatre, light opera, taveling stock shows, vaudeville, magic acts, and even small circus’s.

After switching over from stage fair to screening first run movies the name changed to Oxford Theatre. Unfortunately the old theatre found that plenty of competition had sprung up around the downtown area, and this cold fact forced management to book the best quality of pictures in order to attract ticket buyers.

It was destroyed by fire in 1978.

Contributed by Okie Medley

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missmelbatoast on October 13, 2007 at 11:35 am

To view a 1918 picture postcard of this theatre type in name ‘Loewen’ -
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This 1918 snapshot shows the main entrance when the house was known as American Theatre (Do you suppose the message refers to weekly ticket sales?) -
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A 1950 color postcard when the complex was named Oxford. Obviously the theatre (photo right) had already closed as the word “HOTEL” covers the marquee letterboard -
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raybradley on July 13, 2010 at 11:42 am

Found on this page are historic and recent demolition photos of the former Oxford (nee- Loewen) Theatre that once graced Grand Avenue …

raybradley on March 9, 2011 at 2:31 pm

This link has several pictures of the Oxford Theatre, including demolition shots.

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