Waldron Theater

124 Main Street,
Lindsay, OK 73052

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Waldron Theater

The Waldron Theatre was opened by 1946. Hidden behind an ugly facade that looks like a wooden fence is likely to be a classic small town theater. The outside ticket booth is exposed and sheltered by what was once the marquee.

Contributed by Billy Smith / Billy Holcomb / Don Lewis

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Silicon Sam
Silicon Sam on August 11, 2009 at 5:21 pm

Are you talking about this place HERE? About a block away? Eubanks next door is listed at 118 Main St.

Silicon Sam
Silicon Sam on August 11, 2009 at 6:44 pm

Google is goofy. 124 S. Main St. still takes you to the 101 end of S. Main instead of towards Chocktaw St.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on November 4, 2009 at 6:08 pm

This theater was featured in a 1953 theater owners' documentary about the financial devastation wrought by the 20% federal tax, plus other encroachments on the box office, such as television.

The doc is called “The Case Against the 20% Federal Admission Tax on Motion Picture Theaters” and is a treasure trove of theaters operating but in imminent trouble, including long looks at their still-open theaters, marquees, etc., and interviews with the owners.

There are also plenty of shots of already-closed theaters; the writing was really on the wall already.

TCM ran this movie on 11/1/09 at about 6am and I stumbled upon it by accident; I don’t know when it will screen again but it is well worth seeking out.

raybradley on July 14, 2010 at 7:54 pm

Look at this page to see modern photos of the former Waldron Theatre

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