Dunkin Theatre

207 E. Broadway Street,
Cushing, OK 74023

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Will Dunklin
Will Dunklin on June 24, 2014 at 2:08 pm

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.

ThisChick17
ThisChick17 on August 31, 2012 at 6:15 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.

DavidDynamic
DavidDynamic on February 15, 2012 at 8:09 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.

Driveintheatre2001
Driveintheatre2001 on February 15, 2012 at 5:14 am

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

RAC

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on July 13, 2010 at 11:53 pm

Nice photos and its still open thats great.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on July 13, 2010 at 11:41 pm

Great looking picture,Chuck 1231.

raybradley
raybradley on July 13, 2010 at 11:39 pm

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

raybradley
raybradley on September 7, 2007 at 3:44 am

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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Lauren Durbin
Lauren Durbin on April 14, 2007 at 10:21 pm

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

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[Deleted] on February 9, 2007 at 3:42 pm

A Reproduco piano/organ unit may have been used in the Dunkin in the 20’s.

Okie
Okie on April 27, 2006 at 11:43 pm

Click here to view a fine vintage photograph of Cushing’s Dunkin Theatre;
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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on May 9, 2005 at 6:01 pm

Film Daily Yearbook’s, 1941 and 1943 editions give a seating capacity of 553. In the 1950 edition of F.D.Y. the seating capacity given is for 826.

brentclarkf
brentclarkf on May 9, 2005 at 5:41 pm

Current pix of the Dunkin are one the way.