Jake Theatre

7 E. Main Street,
Shawnee, OK 74801

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Jake Theatre

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A c1920 picture postcard views the Odeon Theatre marquee and blade sign on East Main Street, four doors east of Broadway. Today a new Dollar General Store stands on this site.

Still operating as the Odeon Theatre in 1943, by 1950, it had been re-named Jake Theatre.

That’s all I know about the Odeon/Jake Theatre for now, if you know more please jot it down.

Contributed by Cactus Jack

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Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on March 29, 2011 at 11:35 am

Could have been named the Jake as early as 1945?

Open ~1955? Can anyone verify the exact dates?

Owned by Momand Theaters, Inc. in 1930.

Photos are always welcome.

raybradley
raybradley on March 29, 2011 at 1:17 pm

To look at the above mentioned color picture postcard go to link below and type
“shawnee main street looking east"
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This is what the street looks like today,
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RonnyJJones
RonnyJJones on August 29, 2012 at 1:28 am

Johnny H. Jones and Ruby Jones bought the theatre circa 1945, remodeled and re-named it the JAKE in honor of their father, Jake Jones, Sr. The Jones family also operated the Ritz Theatre, one block west on Main Street Shawnee at the same time.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on March 24, 2014 at 12:50 pm

An opening ad for an Odeon Theatre in Shawnee was published in the Shawnee News on July 2, 1908. The ad states that The Odeon was formerly The Grand.

This was published in the same newspaper.

The Odeon, on East Main street next to Roy Jenkin’s stand, is putting on some of the best moving pictures in Shawnee. The present management is determined to make the place a paying proposition for the future, and consequently no expense is being spared for the present. The best of everything obtainable is shown here.

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