Mecca Theater

105 S. Grand Street,
Enid, OK 73701

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Previously operated by: Griffith Amusement Company

Functions: Furniture Showroom

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Mecca Theater

The Mecca Theater was opened prior to 1926. This was an African-American theater from 1949 to 1955.

Contributed by Lauren Grubb

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on July 24, 2005 at 9:15 am

Listed in the Film Daily Yearbook’s 1941 and 1943 editions, it has a seating capacity of 500.

From 1949-1955 it is listed as being a Negro theatre, seating given in 1950 is 534.

missmelbatoast on October 7, 2007 at 10:07 pm

View 1940 interior/exterior photos of this commercial style cinema by typing in word “Mecca” -
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Silicon Sam
Silicon Sam on October 18, 2009 at 10:57 am

Don’t think it was always a black theater. The book America Goes to the Movies has a picture of the Mecca showing The Story of Alexander Graham Bell starring Don Ameche. A 1939 film.

Lauren Durbin
Lauren Durbin on July 12, 2011 at 2:11 pm

The address of Mail Run, LLC (current tenant) is: 105 S. Grand. The appearance of the building at 105 S. Grand (uploaded to this site) match the historical photos from the Oklahoma Historical Society archives.

Mike Marshall
Mike Marshall on May 25, 2012 at 7:19 pm

The Mecca was in business from at least 1926 (earliest reference I could find) until 1950. It was operated by the Shields Theatres from 1946 (possibly earlier) until 1950.

DavidZornig on October 14, 2015 at 8:45 pm

1939 photo added courtesy of the Enid Oklahoma Old Post Cards Facebook page.

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