Skytrain Theatre

108 Mid-America Boulevard,
Midwest City, OK 73110

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Skytrain Theatre, Midwest City, OK  1947

Midwest City was America’s premier post-war planned community. An ultra-modern shopping mall was centerpiece to lovely, winding neighborhoods, well placed schools, and beautiful parks. Included in this design was the streamlined style Skytrain Theatre which opened by December 1944. It was closed in 1980.

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missmelbatoast
missmelbatoast on November 4, 2008 at 1:14 pm

Skytrain Theatre can be seen center of this scale model of above mentioned shopping mall
(type in word “midwest city”, then scroll down to see model pix)
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missmelbatoast
missmelbatoast on November 4, 2008 at 3:17 pm

Take a short cut to desired photo by typing “midwest city buisness district”. As noted, model of Skytrain can be seen photo center, at top of u shaped parking area.
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kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on January 1, 2009 at 2:28 pm

Here is an item from Boxoffice magazine in October 1947:

MIDWEST CITY-The Skytrain, a Lewis Barton operation in Midwest City, is being remodeled. This house, which was built during World War II, will have new upholstered backs on the 1,100 chairs, new carpet, upholstered doors and many other new features when the remodeling is completed. Barton is also installing acoustical paneling for more perfect sound.

raybradley
raybradley on July 15, 2010 at 10:09 am

Look at this page to see great vintage shots of the Skytrain Theatre and Midwest Shopping Center
http://www.roadsideoklahoma.com/node/450

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on July 15, 2010 at 10:47 am

Nice find Cosmic Ray.

Cimarron
Cimarron on February 4, 2014 at 4:55 pm

Pic of Skytrain playing 1947’s “Good News” added to Photo Section.

webpa
webpa on August 25, 2018 at 12:22 pm

I was a “fill-in” projectionist for Barton Theaters 1958-1960. Worked at All the Midwest City house and drive-in theaters, and a few of Barton’s OKC locations(Redskin, 77 Drive-In, Airline Drive-In, etc.) All were equipped with either Simplex E7 or Simplex XL projector heads. Redskin had Ampex 4 channel stereo sound. At the Skytrain, I suffered through 3-D and “tingler” engagements (had to help install the seat vibrators throughout the house). The little hamburger grill a couple of doors down the sidewalk from the theater made the best burgers I’ve ever had.

rivest266
rivest266 on August 26, 2018 at 9:43 am

Newspaper listings started in December 1944. Being a suburban theatre at the time, it may have been opened before.

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