Mystic Theatre

Picher, OK 74360

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At first I wondered if the Electric Theatre & Mystic Theatre might have been one and the same cinema, but research indicates this is probably not so.

The following news article, courtesy of a Ken Mc posting, provides more history on the Mystic Theatre;

"Miami (OK) News-Record on 12/27/45:

The Mystic Theatre of Picher, owned by J. D. Wineland since 1918, has been purchased by the Consolidated Theaters of Oklahoma, who are also the owners of the Plaza and Roxy theaters here. The Mystic Theatre will be closed for about 15 days to be re-decorated and for the installation of new equipment.

The Mystic Theatre will be managed by Jim Worsley, who is also manager of the Plaza and the Roxy."

Actually, it is doubtful that the Mystic Theatre ever reoponed. Consolidated (aka-Griffith/Video) was a division of RKO, who earned a reputation for buying out theatres which competed with each other, with the express purpose of shutting them down forever.

Contributed by Johnny Cake

Recent comments (view all 2 comments)

missmelbatoast
missmelbatoast on August 31, 2009 at 8:45 am

A link to the old Electric Theatre can be found here -
http://www.homestead.com/schehrer2/Picher32.html

seymourcox
seymourcox on June 20, 2010 at 3:50 pm

Due to toxic waste the entire town of Picher has now been bull-dozed under, nothing remains, not even a telephone pole.

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