Adair Theatre

Main Street and William Penn Street,
Adair, OK 74330

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At the request of his lovely wife, in 1915 prosperous rancher Penn Adair constructed the Adair Theatre. The projection booth was located on the ground floor, beneath a shallow balcony. Included in the design was a stage, flanked by two dressing rooms to accommodate vaudeville acts. Around 1928 when talking pictures replaced silent films the Adair Theatre closed, and shortly thereafter the space was converted into a ranchers supply store. The store closed in 1963, and the building was demolished soon after.

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dallasmovietheaters on September 9, 2019 at 3:30 am

The local paper during the silent era mentions the Electric Theatre opening in 1915, the Lyric Theatre and the Joy Theatre but no Adair Theatre.

robboehm on September 9, 2019 at 10:47 am

dallas, none of the three are on CT.

50sSNIPES on October 6, 2021 at 6:31 pm

There are no theaters surviving at the talkies era at all in Adair. The Electric which opened on February 4, 1915 closed in 1918, and the Joy which opened on September 21, 1925 with Lionel Barrymore in “Unseeing Eyes” closed in December 1928. Moviegoers were forced to travel all the way to Vinita to see films at the Lyric Theatre right after the 2 Adair theaters closed.

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