Trans-Lux Inflight Twin Cinemas

711 South 32nd Street,
Muskogee, OK 74401

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rivest266
rivest266 on October 26, 2008 at 3:50 pm

This theatre was booked by Brandt Theatres of New York City

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on September 15, 2007 at 8:03 pm

The 1981 motion picture almanac lists the Trans-Lux Inflight Cine Blue & Gold in Muskogee as part of the Trans-Lux Corp. of Norwalk, CT, as mentioned by Jerry W. above. Trans-Lux had Blue & Gold theaters in other states as well. Trans-Lux president was Buddy Levy. Assistant vice president was Robert Maar.

raybradley
raybradley on November 16, 2006 at 10:55 pm

Lawton, OK, also had a Trans-Lux Inflight Cinema that opened around 1968. Since the Muskogee and Lawton twins were very similar in design, John J. Mcnamara probably designed both theatres.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on June 21, 2006 at 10:04 am

Muskogee’s Trans-Lux Inflight Cine Theatre (its original name) was designed by architect John J. McNamara. He also designed a Trans-Lux Inflight Cine Twin Theatre in South Daytona, Florida.

jleepix
jleepix on October 9, 2005 at 6:16 pm

Inflight came from the Projection system, 16mm Automated Projection System, the same system used on international Air Flights.

Trans-Lux was the theatre company and Inflight was the Projection company they teamed up to make “Trans-Lux Inflight Theatres”

I was district manager for the 6 North Carolina Trans-Lux Inflight Theatres, 1 Twin and 5 single screens 1968 – 1973. The Theatres were owned and operated by Trans-Lux Theatres in New York City, Bud Levy and Bob Mar.

TErvin
TErvin on October 30, 2004 at 8:32 pm

Yes, the theatre was also known as Carmike Twin, but newspaper ads always listed it as Cinema Twin.

“Inflight” was used by TL because they first started showing movies on flights.

RobertR
RobertR on October 30, 2004 at 1:40 am

Does anyone know what the name “inflight” refered to?