Arcadia Theatre

226 W. Randolph Avenue,
Enid, OK 73701

Unfavorite 1 person favorited this theater

Additional Info

Previously operated by: Griffith Amusement Company

Architects: W. Scott Dunne

Functions: Restaurant

Styles: Art Deco

Previous Names: Aztec Theatre

Nearby Theaters

1939 photo credit Oklahoma Historical Society. Via the Enid Oklahoma Old Post Cards Facebook page.

The Arcadia Theatre was opened around May 1931. When the Aztec Theatre opposite was renamed Esquire Theatre, the Arcadia Theatre was renamed Aztec Theatre.

Contributed by Lauren Grubb

Recent comments (view all 12 comments)

Okie on July 15, 2006 at 1:25 pm

Here is an antique postcard view of
View link

seymourcox on January 21, 2007 at 10:52 am

If you want to look at a 1907 postcard of Enid’s Loewen Theatre, click Archive page on below link, then enter Loewen.
Also, enter Fort Supply Opera House to see that theatre.

raybradley on January 25, 2007 at 1:40 pm

On the above site entered by Mr. Cox, go to Archive page, then type word “Enid”. Several theatre images can be seen in the street scenes.

seymourcox on October 7, 2007 at 9:17 pm

Take a peek at a vintage shot of this Art Deco cutie by typing in “Arcadia” …
View link

missmelbatoast on October 12, 2007 at 7:55 pm

Here a lovely hotel/ballroom/theatre listed as opening 1924. Don’t think this was ever a cinema, but still worth a look -

raybradley on July 13, 2010 at 11:27 am

This site has a little bit of material on the former Arcadia Theatre …

raybradley on March 9, 2011 at 2:21 pm

When the original Aztec Theatre changed its name to Esquire, then the Arcadia Theatre was renamed the Aztec. To view vintage images go to below link, on match all words field type in either “enid theater” or “enid theatre”,

View link

Mike Marshall
Mike Marshall on May 26, 2012 at 6:29 am

The Arcadia, located at 226 W. Randolph, operated from at least 1933 to 1943. It is not listed in the 1926-27 Enid City Directory and there are no other directories available at the Enid Public Library for the intervening years. The Griffith Amusement Company (its Enid headquarters was across the street at the Aztec Theatre) ran the Arcadia at least part of the time it was open. The current occupant of the building is the Boomerang Restaurant.

DavidZornig on October 14, 2015 at 9:16 pm

1939 photo added, photo credit Oklahoma Historical Society. Via the Enid Oklahoma Old Post Cards Facebook page.

DavidZornig on December 18, 2017 at 6:59 am

2012 article about Boom-A-Rang Diner’s opening. No mention of the Arcadia, but the wall’s artwork appears to be movie inspired. Local contractor Leroy Markes owns the building leased to Boom-A-Rang, and those surrounding it.

You must login before making a comment.

New Comment

Subscribe Want to be emailed when a new comment is posted about this theater?
Just login to your account and subscribe to this theater.