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    CinemaTour - Search Results ***You will need to choose "Location" where it says "Cinema" and type in "Oklahoma" to show the list.*** That site has clickable links on a lot of the different movie theaters that will show you pictures and interesting facts.


    I probably went to half of them in my younger years. That site brings back so many fond memories................. Good times!

    Here is an old list from that site:

    Oklahoma City, OK 14 Flags Drive-In Theatre 9901 S Western Ave (CLOSED)
    Oklahoma City, OK 77 Drive-In Theatre 9301 S Shields Blvd (CLOSED)
    Oklahoma City, OK AcademiX Cinema 17 N Harvey (CLOSED)
    Oklahoma City, OK Agnew Theatre 2821 S Agnew Ave (CLOSED)
    Oklahoma City, OK Airline Drive-In Theatre Newcastle Rd (CLOSED)


    Oklahoma City, OK Aldridge Theatre 303 NE Second St (CLOSED)
    Oklahoma City, OK Almonte Cinema Six 2956 SW 59th St (CLOSED)
    Oklahoma City, OK Bison Theatre 1314 NE 23rd St (CLOSED)
    Oklahoma City, OK Blue Moon Theatre 2203 Exchange (CLOSED)
    Oklahoma City, OK Britton Theatre 222 E Britton Rd (CLOSED)


    Oklahoma City, OK Hollywood Theatres Brixton Square 8 7101 NW Expressway St
    Oklahoma City, OK Capitol Theatre 308 W Main St (CLOSED)
    Oklahoma City, OK Carter Theatre (CLOSED)
    Oklahoma City, OK Chieftain Theatre 3400 SW 29th St (CLOSED)
    Oklahoma City, OK Cinema 66 Drive-In Theatre 5801 N Eastern Ave (CLOSED)


    Oklahoma City, OK Cinema 70 Drive-In Theatre 5501 NW Expressway St (CLOSED)
    Oklahoma City, OK Cinema Mayflower 1133 NW 23rd St (CLOSED)
    Oklahoma City, OK Circle Drive-In Theatre 9000 NW Tenth St (CLOSED)
    Oklahoma City, OK Circle Theatre 2510 S Robinson St (CLOSED)
    Oklahoma City, OK Civic Center Music Hall


    Oklahoma City, OK Colonial Theatre 111 W Grand (CLOSED)
    Oklahoma City, OK Continental Theatre 5725 N May Ave (CLOSED)
    Oklahoma City, OK Coronado Theatre (CLOSED)
    Oklahoma City, OK Criterion Theatre 118 W Main St (CLOSED)
    Oklahoma City, OK Regal Cinemas Crossroads 16 1211 E Interstate 240


    Oklahoma City, OK Interstate Theatres Crossroads Movies 8 7400 S Prospect
    Oklahoma City, OK Delmar Garden Theatre 311 Klein Ave (CLOSED)
    Oklahoma City, OK Dive Inn Theatre SW 29th St (CLOSED)
    Oklahoma City, OK Eastside Theatre 720 N Bath (CLOSED)
    Oklahoma City, OK Empress Theatre 111 W Main St (CLOSED)


    Oklahoma City, OK Fair Park Drive-In Theatre (CLOSED)
    Oklahoma City, OK Folly Theatre 125 W Grand (CLOSED)
    Oklahoma City, OK French Market Twin Theatre 6300 N May Ave (CLOSED)
    Oklahoma City, OK Frontier Theatre 2400 NW 39th St (CLOSED)
    Oklahoma City, OK Gaiety Theatre 215 W Reno Ave (CLOSED)


    Oklahoma City, OK Gem Theatre 217 N Broadway Ave (CLOSED)
    Oklahoma City, OK Hillcrest Drive-In Theatre 3310 SW 59th St (CLOSED)
    Oklahoma City, OK Isis Theatre 124 W Reno Ave (CLOSED)
    Oklahoma City, OK Jewel Theatre 904 NE Fourth St (CLOSED)
    Oklahoma City, OK Joy Theatre 219 W Reno Ave (CLOSED)


    Oklahoma City, OK Knob Hill Theatre 456 Commerce St
    Oklahoma City, OK Lake Air Drive-In Theatre NW 39th St & N Meridian Ave (CLOSED)
    Oklahoma City, OK Lakeshore Mall 8 4247 NW 63rd St (CLOSED)
    Oklahoma City, OK Lakeside Theatre 5950 N May Ave (CLOSED)
    Oklahoma City, OK Liberty Theatre 19 N Robinson (CLOSED)


    Oklahoma City, OK Lyric Theatre 227 N Robinson (CLOSED)
    Oklahoma City, OK Market Theatre 311 Klein Ave (CLOSED)
    Oklahoma City, OK May Theatre 1515 N May Ave (CLOSED)
    Oklahoma City, OK Memorial Square 8 Theatres 13758 N Pennsylvania Ave (CLOSED)
    Oklahoma City, OK Metropolitan Theatre 308 W Grand (CLOSED)


    Oklahoma City, OK Midwest Theatre 16 N Harvey (CLOSED)
    Oklahoma City, OK Noble Theatre 415 Couch Dr
    Oklahoma City, OK Interstate Theatres North Park Cinema 7 12100 N May Ave
    Oklahoma City, OK North Penn Twin Drive-In Theatre 122nd Ave (CLOSED)
    Oklahoma City, OK Northwest 8 8490 NW Expressway St (CLOSED)


    Oklahoma City, OK Northwest Hi-Way Drive-In Theatre 3101 NW Expressway St (CLOSED)
    Oklahoma City, OK Novelty Theatre 124 W Grand (CLOSED)
    Oklahoma City, OK Odom Drive-In Theatre 9301 S Shields Blvd (CLOSED)
    Oklahoma City, OK OK Theatre 115 W First St (CLOSED)
    Oklahoma City, OK Olympic Theatre 108 W Main St (CLOSED)


    Oklahoma City, OK Omnidome Theater 2100 NE 52nd St
    Oklahoma City, OK Park Terrace Theatre 5870 S Western Ave (CLOSED)
    Oklahoma City, OK Dickinson Theatres Penn Square 10 1901 NW Expressway #2100
    Oklahoma City, OK Penn Theatre 1212 N Pennsylvania Ave (CLOSED)
    Oklahoma City, OK Pix Theatre 206 W Reno Ave (CLOSED)


    Oklahoma City, OK Plaza Theater 1725 NW 16th St (CLOSED)
    Oklahoma City, OK AMC Theatres Quail Springs 24 2501 W Memorial
    Oklahoma City, OK Quail Springs Cinema 6 14001 Joel McDonald Rd (CLOSED)
    Oklahoma City, OK Quail Twin Theatre 9500 N May Ave (CLOSED)
    Oklahoma City, OK Redding 4 (CLOSED)


    Oklahoma City, OK Redskin Theatre 822 SW 29th St (CLOSED)
    Oklahoma City, OK Reno Theatre 121 W Reno Ave (CLOSED)
    Oklahoma City, OK Rialto Theatre 131 W Grand (CLOSED)
    Oklahoma City, OK Ritz Theater 1012 NE 13th St (CLOSED)
    Oklahoma City, OK Riviera Drive-In Theatre 8 SE 59th St (CLOSED)


    Oklahoma City, OK Rodeo Theatre 2223 Exchange Ave (CLOSED)
    Oklahoma City, OK Shepherd Twin Theatre 2400 Villa Ave (CLOSED)
    Oklahoma City, OK Shields Plaza 8 7301 S Shields Blvd (CLOSED)
    Oklahoma City, OK Shriners Theatre 621 N Robinson Ave (CLOSED)
    Oklahoma City, OK Skyview Drive-In Theatre 1133 NE 23rd St (CLOSED)


    Oklahoma City, OK Sooner Theatre 125 W Grand (CLOSED)
    Oklahoma City, OK Sooner Twin Drive-In Theatre SE 29th St & Sooner (CLOSED)
    Oklahoma City, OK South Shields Mall Twin (CLOSED)
    Oklahoma City, OK State Theater 20 N Robinson Ave (CLOSED)
    Oklahoma City, OK Three Ball Cinema NW Tenth St & Meridian Ave (CLOSED)


    Oklahoma City, OK Tinker Drive-In Theatre 2301 N Air Depot Blvd (CLOSED)
    Oklahoma City, OK Cinemark Theatres Tinseltown USA 20 6001 Martin Luther King Blvd
    Oklahoma City, OK Tower Theatre 425 NW 23rd St (CLOSED)
    Oklahoma City, OK Twilight Gardens Drive-In Theatre 2209 NW Britton Rd (CLOSED)
    Oklahoma City, OK Uptown Theatre 1212 N Hudson (CLOSED)


    Oklahoma City, OK Victoria Theatre 1901 Classen (CLOSED)
    Oklahoma City, OK Villa Theatre 2515 NW 23rd St (CLOSED)
    Oklahoma City, OK Warner Theatre 213 W Grand (CLOSED)
    Oklahoma City, OK Wes-Ten Theatre 3925 NW Tenth St (CLOSED)
    Oklahoma City, OK West Park Cinema (CLOSED)


    Oklahoma City, OK Westwood Theatre 5956 NW 23rd St (CLOSED)
    Oklahoma City, OK Will Rogers Theatre 4322 N Western Ave (CLOSED)
    Oklahoma City, OK Winchester Drive-In Theatre 6930 S Western Ave
    Oklahoma City, OK Regal Cinemas Windsor Hills 10 4625 NW 23rd St
    Oklahoma City, OK Yale Theatre 239 Commerce St (CLOSED)

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    Hey Frisky I can see you are an old theatre buff. Sure is sad to see the lists with almost all stating closed and worse ,demolished. Used to go to the movies a lot ,but went for the first time in about four years last week . It was a new place in Port Orange Fl.,one of the Hollywood chain multiplex thingies. Yes it was nice,it was clean ,the stadium seating is really comfy. But, also homogenized,and,,,,,um,,,soulless. And because of a current lack of courtsey in people ,cell phones ringing then the user yakking away on it ,groups of teenagers yakking away,and management seems to care less. Remember when there were ushers that would take care of that.
    Anyway there are a few of the old theatres being saved. One sucess story in my area is the "Athens" in Deland Fl. It took them several years to get it restored,funding issues mostly. But now it is finished and they have classic movies and live music shows. I know it is on the other side of the world but check out their website some time,might make a smile. I see they must have done something similar to the old "Knob Hill", I went there quite a few times around 1960.

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    Oklahoma City, OK Hollywood Theatres Brixton Square 8 7101 NW Expressway St
    This one's gone now, too.

    I grew up at NW 24th and Villa, and could see the rear of the old Villa Theater from our front porch. We used to dread whenever they'd show a new big film (several of the Bond films come to mind), because there was almost no parking by the theater, so people would park on both sides of our street. Some of our neighbors had their driveways blocked by unthinking moviegoers.

    The owner of the theater bought up and demolished some homes on NW 24th, adjacent to the theater, with the intent of building a parking lot. Fortunately, the city refused to rezone the property (after plenty of protests from the other homeowners on the street). Those properties sat vacant long after the theater closed and the building demolished. It's just been in the last 5 years or so that new homes have been built on those vacant lots.

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    SOMEBODY HELP ME OUT HERE...THERE WAS A THEATER BY THE CIVIC CENTER...WHAT WAS THE NAME OF THAT THEATER??????Please....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Generals64 View Post
    SOMEBODY HELP ME OUT HERE...THERE WAS A THEATER BY THE CIVIC CENTER...WHAT WAS THE NAME OF THAT THEATER??????Please....
    The Center Theatre

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    And yet another great link for old Oklahoma movie theatre pictures and information:

    http://okhistory.cuadra.com/starweb3...ves.public.web Type "theatre" in the search box and click "search".

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    Thanks for the link FRISKY! I will be there for days.

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    DOes anybody have any pictures from the Sooner Twin Drivein from Del City? There's still what I think was the projection booth's structure on the property.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Generals64 View Post
    SOMEBODY HELP ME OUT HERE...THERE WAS A THEATER BY THE CIVIC CENTER...WHAT WAS THE NAME OF THAT THEATER??????Please....
    Yep - The Centre. It's actually still there....sorta. The box office is original and much of the lobby is original. It's the home of the OKC Museum of Art Noble Theater.

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    What amazes me is when I counted which of the theaters listed I had gone to there were 48 of them. I never realized how much time I spent at movies but I know I always went at least once or twice a week when I was young. It's interesting that a few theaters that I went to aren't listed like the Criterion and the Centre.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ljbab728 View Post
    What amazes me is when I counted which of the theaters listed I had gone to there were 48 of them. I never realized how much time I spent at movies but I know I always went at least once or twice a week when I was young. It's interesting that a few theaters that I went to aren't listed like the Criterion and the Centre.
    The Warner, State and Cooper aren't listed either.

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    they're not so old, but i didn't see reding (~sw 36th & western) or southpark (sw 44th & may) on the list. -M

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    So was the Criterion the most classy out of all the old time theaters? Many cities have an old theater that has been renovated,like the Fox in St. Louis.Does OKC have anything like that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by OKCRT View Post
    So was the Criterion the most classy out of all the old time theaters? Many cities have an old theater that has been renovated,like the Fox in St. Louis.Does OKC have anything like that?
    The Criterion was like that and amazing. The sad thing is that when I went there I was really too young to appreciate the building. It was just a movie theater to me and I was there for the movie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeOKC View Post
    The Warner, State and Cooper aren't listed either.
    The State Theater and the Warner Theater are on the list. The Cooper Theater in earlier years was also called the Liberty and Harber Theater so it is listed under another name.

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    I remember the old Warr Acres Theater. Not sure if it's still there. It was a block or two north of NW 39th st on MacArthur. I still remember a film I saw there around 1969 or so. It was call "Dark of the Sun". Sticks in my mind for some reason.

    Mike

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    Another theater not mentioned on the list was The Solider Creek Drive-in. It was on the SW corner of S Douglas Blvd. and SE 15th. The old sign was moved years ago and repainted. It now stands rusted and faded on N Westminster and NW Minster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rondvu View Post
    Another theater not mentioned on the list was The Solider Creek Drive-in. It was on the SW corner of S Douglas Blvd. and SE 15th. The old sign was moved years ago and repainted. It now stands rusted and faded on N Westminster and NW Minster.
    Only theater that seemed you were going into a hole to watch a movie. Come to think of it, you did.

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    I only went in to the Rialto one time. I remember it as a small kinda seedy place downtown. I saw Joe Namath in CC & Company.

    C-CC Ri--der-Just see-- what you have done. Oooh C-CC Rider

    Anyone remember that movie? One of the stupidest movies I have ever seen and Joe is a horrible actor.But he did get the girl.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OKCRT View Post
    I only went in to the Rialto one time. I remember it as a small kinda seedy place downtown. I saw Joe Namath in CC & Company.

    C-CC Ri--der-Just see-- what you have done. Oooh C-CC Rider

    Anyone remember that movie? One of the stupidest movies I have ever seen and Joe is a horrible actor.But he did get the girl.
    I saw the movie and it was bad,

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    Quote Originally Posted by ljbab728 View Post
    The Criterion was like that and amazing. The sad thing is that when I went there I was really too young to appreciate the building. It was just a movie theater to me and I was there for the movie.
    It wasn't too long ago that the Seats from the Criterion were sold...They were in a building downtown on the South side of I-40......I started to buy a set of them but really had no where to store them...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Generals64 View Post
    It wasn't too long ago that the Seats from the Criterion were sold...They were in a building downtown on the South side of I-40......I started to buy a set of them but really had no where to store them...
    Wouldn't you say "The "Cooper" had to be the the most modern and "classy" theater in town?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CarltonsKeeper View Post
    Wouldn't you say "The "Cooper" had to be the the most modern and "classy" theater in town?
    It was quite the place after it was remodeled into a "Cinerama" theater. I'm don't think it could have ever outdone the Criterion for class though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CarltonsKeeper View Post
    Wouldn't you say "The "Cooper" had to be the the most modern and "classy" theater in town?
    I agree that the Criterion was the classiest theater in town, but the Continental was by far the most modern for its time, with reclining seats (they actually just leaned back a little) and the big screen. The building is still there although it hasn't been a theater for a long time.

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