Buffalo Theatre

108 Sixth Street,
Pawnee, OK 74058

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Buffalo Theatre

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The Buffalo Theatre opened was opened in 1921 by E.E. Ryan. It was purchsed from the Ryan family in 1960 by Milan Steele, who at that time also owned the Lakeside Drive-In.

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raybradley on December 30, 2008 at 1:30 pm

Chester Gould, who created the Dick Tracy character of cartoon strip fame, grew up in Pawnee. It has been reported that Gould earned extra cash painting movie posters while attending OSU in Stillwater. Wonder if he did the same for Pawnee theatres?

missmelbatoast on April 3, 2009 at 1:07 pm

Photos of the former Buffalo Theatre can be veiwed here -
Chester Gould bio -

missmelbatoast on April 6, 2009 at 12:41 pm

Last I heard this theatre was vacant, never converted to any other use. There used to be posted on this page an excellent photograph snapped by Don Lewis. Wonder why it has been removed?

Don Lewis
Don Lewis on August 17, 2009 at 11:56 pm

A view from 1987 of the Buffalo Theatre in Pawnee.

Don Lewis
Don Lewis on August 18, 2009 at 1:58 pm

Which reminds me Chuck are you going to be able to recover your vast theater photo and information database?


seymourcox on July 18, 2010 at 5:25 pm

Recent shots of the shuttered Buffalo Theatre can be viewed on this site,

Scott on April 7, 2011 at 8:12 am

So the tiled roof structure and niches on either side of the upper facade were added after the 1987 photo was taken? Wonder if it was part of a downtown improvement initiative?

DrBenes on November 3, 2013 at 3:18 pm

I just bought the Buffalo Theatre at auction on Nov. 1, 2013. It will be restored.
Dr. Clarance Benes of MurderMysteryParties.com

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