Park Lane Twin Theatre

4908 S. Sheridan Road,
Tulsa, OK 74145

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Previously operated by: United Artists Theater Circuit Inc., Wallace Theaters

Architects: Fred N. Chadsey Jr., James E. Schultz, F. Allen Whiteside

Firms: Whiteside, Schultz & Chadsey

Functions: College

Previous Names: Park Lane Theatre

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Park Lane Twin Theatre

The Park Lane Theatre opened on March 27, 1970 as a single screen, 896-seat theatre showing Richard Burton in “Anne of a Thousand Days”. It was built by and operated by General Theatres Inc. The theatre was twinned on June 20, 1980. Over the years it had several operators; Rowley United, United Artists and Wallace Theaters. The Park Lane Twin was closed in 2000.

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xxx on July 2, 2006 at 5:14 pm

Recent color photographs can be seen on this link of Tulsa’s lost twin cinemas;

Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on March 27, 2008 at 12:28 am

After closing as a movie theater, this building was used to host plays, musicals and comedies, until being converted for use by Wright Business School.

“Nothing endures but change.” Heraclitus ca.535-475 BC

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on January 22, 2009 at 7:14 am

The Park Lane Theatre opened as an 896 seat single screen house, on Friday, March 27, 1970. The contemporary-styled house was designed by the Tulsa architectural firm of Whiteside, Schultz, & Chadsey, who had earlier designed the Boman Twin in Tulsa and the Eastland Twins in Bartlesville.

As described in an article in Boxoffice Magazine, on April 13, 1970, the Park Lane was designed to serve as a roadshow house, and to accommodate other long-running movies, and had both 35mm and 70mm projection equipment. The lobby was large enough to hold a waiting crowd equal to the house’s seating capacity. The screen was 65x25 feet, and had side masking. The house was built for General Theator (that’s the way Boxoffice spelled the company name) to replace their Tulsa Theatre, which had been lost to an urban renewal project.

CStefanic on April 29, 2013 at 10:09 pm

The worst has finally come to happen. The Park Lane, as it still stood from its exterior, has been remodeled over by the Wright Business School. For may years, the lobby space, restrooms and whole exterior remained while the rest of the building was gutted on the inside, theaters and all. Now it’s all gone. Truly a shame, as the Park Lane ws the Premier Movie House for roadshow attractions. I have the newspaper clipping from when it opened, and will do my best to upload those photos.

TexasdriveinJim on August 22, 2020 at 4:59 pm

July 29, 1982 the Premiere of TEX with Matt Dillon took place here

rivest266 on December 6, 2022 at 4:57 am

The Park Lane theatre was opened on March 27th, 1970 by General Theatres, Inc. Grand opening ad posted.

Park Lane theatre openingPark Lane theatre opening 27 Mar 1970, Fri Tulsa World (Tulsa, Oklahoma)

rivest266 on December 6, 2022 at 5:35 pm

Two screens on June 20th, 1980. Another ad posted.

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