Satellite 1 & 2

1113 Elm Avenue,
Norman, OK 73072

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Firms: Hudgins, Thompson, Ball & Associates

Functions: Religious Services

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Satellite 1 & 2

The Satellite 1 & 2 was opened in 1972. It was definitely closed by 1997. It is now being used by a religious group known as Chi Alpha. It was located across the street to the west from the Adams Center residence hall on the OU campus, in a shopping center called Stubbeman Village.

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raybradley on July 25, 2010 at 1:24 pm

This Satallite Twin was never a member of Video Independent Theatres. In fact RKO-Video used every tactic in their dirty book of tricks to keep this (and the Stillwater Satellite 1&2) cinema from getting a building permit. But the brave little theatre opened anywat and was (foar a while) quite prosperous!

raybradley on March 9, 2011 at 3:30 pm

This is recent view of the Satallite Twin Cinema. The former lobby is now a Papa John’s Pizza.
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Coate on March 9, 2011 at 4:08 pm

Star Wars, in its original 1977 release, opened here day-and-date with North Park Cinema 4 in Oklahoma City. It played here for 20 weeks.

Coate on May 23, 2013 at 7:59 am

What company operated this theater during the early 1980s?

OKCdoorman on June 16, 2013 at 9:48 pm

During the very-early 80s the young lady manager of this theater kindly permitted an OU student newspaper staffer to view films like FORT APACHE-THE BRONX, OMEN III-THE FINAL CONFLICT, and MY BLOODY VALENTINE so they could provide some reviews to the Entertainment page (in less than 2 years the theater managers of that town elsewhere started getting highly resistant about credentialed reviewers getting passes). The stair walk up to the theater on the second floor was REALLY long and steep—I doubt if federal equal-access laws could permit that kind of entrance nowadays without an elevator—but the interior was very plush, and the screens were rather tall & well-illuminated for such a narrowed auditorium. Wherever that manager is now, you have that reviewer’s eternal thanks…

ethios4 on September 27, 2013 at 7:02 am

That young lady manager was my mom! I have very fond memories of going to work with her on Friday evenings as a very young child and seeing the chaos of Rocky Horror Picture Show from up in the projector room.

kpdennis on November 19, 2015 at 11:42 am

While I attended college at the University of Oklahoma, the theatre hosted a few screenings of the English Department sponsored Czechoslovakian Film Festival, circa 1979-1980. One rare print of a Czech movie came with French subtitles, so an interpreter sat in the audience translating as the film played. Later the venue became a concert hall – I saw The Smithereens play an excellent show there, circa 1986-87.

ls91364 on May 20, 2016 at 6:24 am

Raybradley: your roadsideoklahoma link does not work. Was wondering if you could give me updated link for the complete history of satellite 1&2 in norman ok? Thanks so much! ls91364

chrisprough on January 6, 2017 at 6:36 am

My wife and I met at the Satellite Twin, January 17, 1987 – at the Rocky Horror Picture Show!
We have been married 28 years and have eight children.

ethios4 on September 22, 2017 at 6:51 pm

I uploaded a photo of my mom at work at Satellite Twin in 1983.

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