Electric Theatre

204-208 N. Main Street,
Kingfisher, OK 73750

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Previous Names: Grand Opera House

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Electric Theatre

The Electric Theatre was a nickelodeon operation which opened on August 23, 1906. It closed at this location on May 6, 1908 and moved into the Grand Opera House (which has its own page on Cinema Treasures as the Rialto Theatre)

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on February 28, 2011 at 6:54 pm

The Grand Opera House was listed in the 1904-1905 edition of Julius Cahn’s Official Theatrical Guide, but had not been in the 1899-1900 edition. so it opened sometime between 1900 and 1904. The guide listed a seating capacity of 600 for this second-floor house.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on March 2, 2011 at 4:36 am

The historical marker at lower right on this web page gives some history of the Grand Opera House in Kingfisher. It says that the original Opera House on Robberts Avenue burned in 1900, and the Grand Opera House was opened on the second floor of the Pappe Building to replace it.

The marker says that the Grand Opera House seated 800, not the 600 listed in Julius Cahn’s guide. It doesn’t mention the house showing movies or being renamed the Electric Theatre. Probably the movie operation didn’t last long.

raybradley on March 2, 2011 at 5:21 pm

Here is a recent street view of the former Grand Opera House (AKA-Electric Theatre) from google maps. The building now houses Pioneer Telephone.
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missmelbatoast on April 3, 2011 at 12:02 pm

roadsideoklahoma has recent pictures of the old Electric

Lauren Durbin
Lauren Durbin on July 13, 2011 at 8:38 pm

Fire insurance maps of 1926 Kingfisher show the theatre at 204 N. Main.

dallasmovietheaters on August 15, 2021 at 1:49 am

The Electric Theatre made its debut with short one-reel films on August 23, 1906. The Electric Theatre then moved to the Grand Opera House with a launch on May 6, 1908.

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