Fox IV Theater

3364 E. 51st Street,
Tulsa, OK 74135

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Previously operated by: Fox Midwest Theatres, General Cinema Corp., National General Theatres

Functions: Gymnasium

Previous Names: Fox Country Club Theater, Mann Fox Plaza Theater, Mann Fox Twins, Fox Cinema 1 & 2, Fox Dollar Cinema

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Fox IV Theater

The Fox Country Club Theater was located at E. 51st Street and S. Harvard Avenue and went through a number of names. It started out with a single screen 2,000-seat theater, opening on November 23, 1966 with Michael Caine in “Alfie”. It originally featured a Cinerama auditorium. The last film shown on that screen before it was twinned was “2001: A Space Odyssey”. It was taken over by Mann Theatres on April 3, 1973 and twinned on December 25, 1975 becoming the Mann Fox Twins. On June 22, 1984 it was taken over by General Cinema Corp and was renamed Fox Cinema 1 & 2. On September 12, 1991 it became the Fox Dollar Cinema. It was closed in 1992. In 1993 it was converted into 4-screens and reopened reopened as the Fox IV Theater on August 6, 1993. It was closed on September 30, 1998. The building now operates as a tanning salon and gymnasium.

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pugpapaokc on May 3, 2006 at 2:24 pm

I worked with Blake Smith at the Fox 4 Cinemas for a time as projectionist. I really admire how they were able to take the twin theater and make it into 4 screens. The twins were simply cut right down the middle length wise and theaters with about 100 or so seats were created. It was a rather nice second-run house.

The theater itself was never actually demolished. The building itself still stands today, only as a gym.

jimnrite on May 25, 2006 at 1:06 pm

I was an usher at the Fox from 1967-1969. I was popular at Kelley as I had free access to “2001”! Stoned hippies used to come in during the last 30 minutes to lay down in front of the giant Cinerama screen and zone out! I miss the Fox and the wonderful people I met there. What ever happened to Mr. Nichols???

seymourcox on April 28, 2007 at 5:44 pm

Here is a late 1960’s photo of the Fox Theatre marquee as it originally stood to advertise a single screen, 2000 seat theatre.

seymourcox on July 18, 2010 at 9:35 pm

Found on this informative site are recent shots of the Fox Four Cinema, Tulsa,

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on August 5, 2010 at 2:26 am

Thanks guys for the great ad 2001,and the pictures. Real Theatres,my friends,not 20 plexes!

JoelWeide on January 12, 2015 at 8:16 pm

I worked in the district office for Mann Theatres out of Wichita, KS and remember when this theatre was twinned. I never saw it, but from the pictures the marquee looks very similiar to the Fox Garvey in Wichita, which was also an NGC house.

rivest266 on December 6, 2022 at 3:29 pm

Opened on November 23rd, 1966 with Chill Wills in person. Grand opening ad posted. It reopened with 2 screens on December 25th, 1975.

rivest266 on December 6, 2022 at 8:41 pm

Closed in 1992 and reopened as the Fox 4 by the owners as the Admiral Drive-In on August 6th, 1993 with 4 screens. Another ad posted.

dallasmovietheaters on December 7, 2022 at 2:53 am

National General and Fox Midwest teamed to launch the Fox Country Club Plaza Theatre on November 23, 1966 with “Alfie.” A May 1966 court ruling had allowed the arrangement after antitrust / competitive practices issues had been raised by competitors. The Country Club Plaza also opened in 1966 with a Humpty Dumpty grocer, Skaggs Drug Store, and the Fox Country Club Plaza Theatre. On April 3, 1973, Mann Theatres acquired National General’s 240 locations and, effective on June 29, 1973, Mann operated the cinema under the Mann Fox Plaza Theatre banner. Mann closed the venue temporarily in 1975 to twin the venue. It became the Mann Fox Twins on Christmas Day 1975.

On June 22, 1984, General Cinema Corporation circuit took over the venue as the Fox Cinema I & II in a trade of locations with Mann . On September 12, 1991, GCC renamed the venue as the Fox Dollar Cinema downgrading it to a sub-run one dollar discount house. GCC left the venue behind at the end of a leasing period on April 30, 1992. A year later, the twins were twinned becoming a four-plex that operated as the Fox IV Theatre from August 6, 1993 to its permanent closure on September 30, 1998.

Cinerama on February 19, 2023 at 10:20 pm

Just added articles, ads, and pictures of the Fox theatre from 1966 to 1998 to Please don’t copy them to this site.

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