Dunkin Theatre

207 E. Broadway Street,
Cushing, OK 74023

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Dunkin Theatre, Cushing, OK

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This theatre is located in downtown Cushing, OK. It’s a first run movie theatre operated by Carmike Cinemas. Thankfully, Carmike hasn’t screwed it up in an attempt to “modernize” it.

It opened on March 31, 1926 and is completely intact. The balcony is still there, too; however, Oklahoma state law prohibits its use. This theatre is still the community gathering place making it the hub of Cushing. Excellent picture and sound quality!

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Recent comments (view all 15 comments)

Lauren Durbin
Lauren Durbin on April 14, 2007 at 5:21 pm

This theater was opened in 1926 and cost around $200,000 to build.

raybradley
raybradley on September 6, 2007 at 10:44 pm

With that Beaux-Arts terra-cotta facade one wondered what the interior was like. Surprisingly auditorium detail did not contain the typical theatre look, but was fashioned to resemble a stately hotel ballroom. See for yourself by typing in word “theatre”,
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raybradley
raybradley on July 13, 2010 at 6:39 pm

This page has color snapshots and a brief history of the lovely Dunkin Theatre …
http://www.roadsideoklahoma.com/node/311

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on July 13, 2010 at 6:41 pm

Great looking picture,Chuck 1231.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on July 13, 2010 at 6:53 pm

Nice photos and its still open thats great.

Driveintheatre2001
Driveintheatre2001 on February 15, 2012 at 12:14 am

Wondering what kind of law would prevent the use of the balcony… ? Interesting..

RAC

DavidDynamic
DavidDynamic on February 15, 2012 at 3:09 am

Just Googled to check out what law might be involved on the balcony usage. Nothing jumped out. Did find much info on the luxury seating and service in the balcony of the Warren Theater in Moore, a section of Oklahoma City. They charge a premium for oversize seating and table food service with alcoholic beverages—therefore no one under 21 y.o. is allowed in this seating area. So, maybe the Dunkin balcony is structurally deficient or fails to meet some public safety codes.

ThisChick17
ThisChick17 on August 31, 2012 at 1:15 am

I work at this theater, it seems to be a reoccurring comment about the balcony and state laws, but to clear things up for anyone interested, the balcony is actually closed because our projector is uncased and set up there. If we were to open the balcony up to the public it would be a danger to our equipment when there are little kids running around and it would cost much to much to post someone up there and pay them to watch it when we could much more simply leave it closed to the public. Hope I helped.

Will Dunklin
Will Dunklin on June 24, 2014 at 9:08 am

DavidDynamic: speaking as an architect interested in old theatres, it’s not unusual in old halls to have fewer exits, or types of exits, from the balcony than is currently allowable. No one in theatre design or codes enforcement has ever forgotten the tragedy of the Iroquois Theatre fire (Chicago) even 100 years later. So yes, if there’s the slightest hint of danger to the audience, the balcony will be closed to the public. Sad but better safe than sorry.

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