The El Charrito thread got my memory going....there was a Mexican food place on N may, somewhere south of NW 36 I think. I wanna say that the name of it was "Taco Boy" but that doesn't seem right either, anyone know/remember where I am talking about?
I do remember Taco Boy but not a location.
Think (you're) right about Stax and Circle K.
LOL I had forgotten about U-Totem.
Remember Christopher's ?
The continental was a cinerama surround, saw Stagecoach there, it was filmed with 3 cameras and had a fuzzy line between each one where it slightly overlapped! Lol
Best diner in America was The Patio, every politician and celebrity who came to town had to eat there. Never ate out on the " patio", would have missed all the fun!
Magnolia Thunder*****'s Plant Palace across from Baptist hospital!
The Cellar downtown! Or Kips Big Boy downtown!QUOTE=Prunepicker;252155]Sam Stone is correct! He was the DJ.
Ahhhh wish I could go back!!! Lol
I'm almost certain that the Westwood and Continental had cinerama screens.
The Continental was just west of the Founders Tower on N.W. Expressway.
There was one in Tulsa, to.
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I don't know about anything permanent, but early films at the Continental were in the "Todd-AO" format, a Cinerama competitor started by movie producer Michael Todd. See below from Wikipedia.
"1953: Todd-AO formed as a joint venture of Mike Todd and the American Optical Company for the purpose of developing and distributing a large film format presentation system incorporating a wide, curved screen with multi-channel sound."
I think The Patio was the place I was trying to think of where I had the best omelet I ever ate. I went there on the recommendation of a guy who I worked with whose mom was one of the cooks.
The Continental theater was very nice. Among first-runs I saw there were Alices's Restaurant and One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest.
A twin of the Continental is here in Denver (I-25 & Hampden), we drive by it everyday coming home from work. They have painted all tan and added other screens around it so it hides the unique exterior that it shared with the OKC building. You can still see a hint of it from I-25 but I remember when it was still a standalone.
A friend and I always wanted to redevelop it into a live performance venue but we always had more dreams than money, especially 20+ years ago.
There was a Continental Theater in Tulsa, too. It was on the Skelly
The "Schnitzel" was my favorite meal at the Patio. An open faced burger topped with chili, onions, cheese, baked beans and an egg cooked the way you liked it. And of course, a side of French fries. I make it here about once a month and the only difference is, I add chopped jalapenos.
When I moved to the OKC area, I was also impressed by the fact there was a "Cinerama" style theater here, but it seemed as if there weren't any "Cinerama" films being shown. That was about the time that I saw The Exorcist down at the Centre Theater. Even during its decline, the Centre (Center?) Theater was a Movie Palace. I really like how they chased the bats from the belfrey and fixed it back up into something even more enjoyable than a movie theater.
Speaking of "Schnitzel" . . . One of the top five meals I've enjoyed in my entire life was at "The Keller In The Kastle." It was so good that I wrote a two-page "review" of the experience. (Fortunately, "Ingrid's Kitchen" (perfect), "The Royal Bavarian" (very good) and that (slightly over-priced) place out on 29th and Choctaw Road are still around. And all of them are "Old Businesses. =)
My only complaint about The Keller was that every meal came with red cabbage and I'm not a fan. They would hold it, but not substitute. Ingrid's, very nice, and I love Old Germany (29th). I did have a problem at The Royal Bavarian, but it happens sometimes. Their food was very good.
A rumor was whispered in this ignorant, urban legend-rife, pre-millenial period that these signs, stylized as STAX/STAX/STAX in a column, were the Mark Of The Beast, which was explained as "Stax" being the Greek word for "six"....(it's NOT, in case you were wondering).
hadn't heard that one...
I forgot all about STAX.
I remember most of the ones you mentioned. Do you remember the El Patio Restaurant at 417 sw 5th? My grandmother founded, owned, operated it.
Does anyone remember a car wash shaped like a whale on or around NW 50th and Meridian??
Or am I just crazy??
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