Hornbeck Theatre

125 N. Bell Street,
Shawnee, OK 74801

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Hornbeck Theatre (2012)

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The Hornbeck Theatre was built in 1947 as a single screen movie house.

In 1973 the balcony area was remodeled into a piggyback twin—named the Penthouse. Currently the theater is operated by Jones Theatres, Inc. in a joint venture with Carmike Cinemas Inc.

There are 509 seats downstairs (Hornbeck) and 286 upstairs (Penthouse).

The architect for the original Hornbeck building was Jack Corgan and Associates. Architect on the remodeling and creation of the upstairs Penthouse Theatre in 1972 was Larry Blackledge and Associates.

Contributed by Paul Salley, Ronny Jones

Recent comments (view all 23 comments)

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on November 7, 2008 at 5:04 pm

Here is a November 2008 photo.

TerryBear
TerryBear on November 11, 2008 at 3:22 am

The Penthouse was my favorite of these two. The Hornbeck seemed to have not-so-good sightlines despite having a large screen. The acoustics were not very good either. Too much echo at the time. The Penthouse was great though. Intimate and nice size screen for the seating. I remember seeing Porky’s there several times with a full house each time. Only thing I worried about was if the building could hold the wieght. Still, a great place to see a flick.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on May 2, 2009 at 6:25 pm

Here is another 1985 photo.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on May 31, 2009 at 8:00 pm

One more 1985 night photo is here.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on August 10, 2009 at 4:23 am

This is a nice shot of the Hornbeck at night.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on September 25, 2009 at 12:36 pm

Here is a 2009 photo of the Hornbeck.

seymourcox
seymourcox on July 20, 2010 at 11:30 am

Roadside Oklahoma site features both vintage and modern images of the Hornbeck & Penthouse Cinemas,
http://www.roadsideoklahoma.com/node/639

DonLewis
DonLewis on October 27, 2010 at 9:35 pm

From 2010 a photo view of the Hornbeck in Shawnee Here and Here.

raybradley
raybradley on March 10, 2011 at 10:59 am

This is what the Hornbeck Theatre neighborhood looks like now days,
View link

Tinseltoes
Tinseltoes on August 2, 2012 at 1:33 pm

Renovations described in this 1973 trade article: Boxoffice

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