Sooner Theatre

101 E. Main Street,
Norman, OK 73069

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raybradley on July 16, 2010 at 1:25 am

This informative web site has a history and recent photos of the old Sooner Theater,

CSWalczak on April 5, 2010 at 3:33 pm

An article about the Sooner: View link

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Lost Memory on September 13, 2009 at 3:31 am

This is a larger 2009 photo.

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Lost Memory on August 10, 2009 at 12:21 pm

This is another 2008 photo.

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Lost Memory on January 23, 2009 at 11:52 pm

This is the nomination form for the National Register of Historic Places.

Rodney on August 7, 2007 at 9:51 pm

Explore the Oklahoma Historical Society pages to see the best antique photographs of the Sooner Theatre. In search area type in words “sooner theatre”, the press search.
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raybradley on January 28, 2007 at 3:33 pm

Harold Gimeno designed the Sooner Theatre. Mr. Gimeno also owned this theatre building, and was a Professor of Architecture at Oklahoma University. South of the OU Student Union is an elaborate memorial fountain dedicated to Prof Gimeno.
Oklahoma Today Magazine (Vol 32, Number 4, Fall 1982-pp 18,19,20,21) published a complete history of this movie house.
To read the entire article and see good theatre photos, click here-
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seymourcox on January 20, 2007 at 9:47 pm

Look into below web link to see clear vintage photos of the Sooner Theatre-
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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on January 10, 2007 at 11:56 pm

Added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1978

Sooner Theater Building ** (added 1978 – Building – #78002227)
101 E. Main St., Norman
Historic Significance: Event, Architecture/Engineering
Architect, builder, or engineer: Gimeno,Harold
Architectural Style: Mission/Spanish Revival
Area of Significance: Architecture, Performing Arts
Period of Significance: 1925-1949
Owner: Private
Historic Function: Recreation And Culture
Historic Sub-function: Theater
Current Function: Commerce/Trade

Okie on June 4, 2006 at 4:45 pm

Here is a grand opening descriptive article from the February, 1929, issue of Sooner Magazine;
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xxx on May 6, 2006 at 2:00 pm

Check this fun website for good Sooner Theater photos -

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on December 5, 2005 at 11:44 pm

Here is another photo of the Sooner Theater.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on September 18, 2005 at 5:25 pm

A small photo of the Sooner Theater in Norman can be seen here.

JimRankin on October 12, 2004 at 9:31 pm

There are numerous photos of the SOONER on the site that show the theatre in original and present day status. They reveal not only how barren the place can appear with all of its draperies removed, but the photos also reveal this to be perhaps the only theatre with its roof trusses (not just beams) in full view, though decorated. Many people wonder how much space is above a traditional theatre’s ceiling, and this photo gives an idea, though on a smaller scale. This is certainly one unusual movie palace.