Aztec Theatre

144 S. Wilson Street,
Vinita, OK 74301

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The Aztec Theatre was operating prior to 1925, and continued until at least 1950. For a small theatre the Aztec Theatre was quite ornate with a sculptured ceiling, molded wall panels, heavy stage drapes, and thick carpet running down its one and only aisle.

Contributed by Ol' Cactus Jack

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missmelbatoast on March 26, 2011 at 6:51 pm

In order to see really sharp interior and exterior pictures go to site below and type “vinita aztec theatre”, but be sure to click on match all words
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Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on March 27, 2011 at 6:33 am

Open ~1940-~1961? can anyone verify the exact dates.


1940-1945 Griffith Amusement Co.

!950-1961 Video Independent Theatres, Inc., of Oklahoma City, K.C. Blackledge, President, they had over 120 theaters in New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas.

Could use an address or crossroads and more info and more photos are always welcome.

missmelbatoast on March 28, 2011 at 8:33 pm

Go up to 03-26-11 post to see a vintage image of both the Aztec and State theatres, type in
“wilsond street”

Take a look at 166 S. Wilson to see what the Aztec Theatre is like today, now Coats Appliances. Can’t tell if across the street the State Theatre has a new facade, or if that is a new building.
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raybradley on March 29, 2011 at 3:11 pm

The Aztec Theatre interior may have gone baroque, but the exterior was pure Southwestern. Another 30s view can be seen on above post by entering “wilson street looking north”.

Lauren Durbin
Lauren Durbin on July 31, 2011 at 12:29 pm

From fire insurance maps, I believe the address is 144 S. Wilson. Coats is at 142 S. Wilson, so this address would seem to match up. The theatre shows up on maps as early as 1925.

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