H & S Theatre

816 Manvel Avenue,
Chandler, OK 74834

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Previously operated by: Griffith Amusement Company

Firms: A.C. Davis & Sons

Functions: Movies (First Run)

Styles: Art Deco

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 405.258.0414

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H & S Theatre

This little theatre is located downtown in Chandler, OK. It opened on September 16, 1926 and hasn’t been messed with much. Instead of a marquee, it has a portico-style face complete with two columns on either side of the doorway.

Designed by architect A.C. Davis & Sons of Shawnee, OK, it was constructed by the Hill Co. of Ada, OK. One hundred and thirty three thousand bricks were used in construction., the interior by Wirf Paint & Glass Company of Shawnee OK, drapes fashioned by Beaumont Studios, New York.

This theatre shows first-run movies and is open nightly.

Contributed by brent clark, Harold Wakley

Recent comments (view all 9 comments)

kencmcintyre on July 30, 2006 at 1:12 pm

I was in Chandler a few days ago. The museum across the street has a few of the original seats with the H&S logo on the side. Looking at some of the exhibits, it appears that the Odeon Theater was in business close to the H&S until 1955. However, there was some confusion amongst the locals as to whether the Odeon was next door to the H&S or down the street.

jchapman1 on May 6, 2007 at 4:04 pm

This c1940 photo of Chandler’s Odeon serves to illustrate how humble some small town theatres could be.

raybradley on August 31, 2007 at 9:47 pm

To view 1930s era photos type in “theatre” …
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seymourcox on July 11, 2010 at 12:07 pm

These are recent color snapshots of the H&S Theatre.

richardg on September 21, 2010 at 8:30 pm

It was built in 1926, and today’s admission price is just $4.00. It was closed when I passed through town so can’t add any interesting interior descriptions. Judging from lobby posters it looks as if its a strictly P.G. house. Too bad, the towns folk will miss most of the better films.

rivest266 on March 31, 2014 at 4:36 pm

Official website: http://www.hstheatre.com/

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