Jake Theatre

7 E. Main Street,
Shawnee, OK 74801

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RonnyJJones on August 28, 2012 at 10:28 pm

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.

raybradley on March 29, 2011 at 10:17 am

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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Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on March 29, 2011 at 8:35 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.