Agnew Theater

Agnew Theater

SW OKC

Designed by Jack Corgan

1945

 

According to Cinematreasures.org, this theater was in business until 1958. Go here to see photos of what it used to look like:

 

cinematreasures.org/theater/17693/

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  • army.arch PRO 6y

    I love the pylon on this theater!! Please consider adding to the Movie Theatres group!
  • bretac 6y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Historic Oklahoma Architecture, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • Kaptain Krispy Kreme 6y

    I think the Oklahoma Opry used this location before it was the Hog House. The Opry is now located on Commerce.

    From what I've heard, the guy that does Fowler Toyota commercials owns this property and intends to re-open it as a supper club.
  • Lynne's Lens PRO 6y

    That's great news! It's a pretty cool building and would make for a great supper club -- it even has an upstairs patio for outdoor seating. I'd love to see the inside before things start getting ripped out, though, because I imagine that at least the restaurant part of the building is pretty original inside (if the outside is any indication).
  • Kaptain Krispy Kreme 6y

    I found 8 photos of it on a commercial real estate site, some of which are dining area shots:

    One - Two - Three - Four - Five - Six - Seven - Eight

    Appears to be a fairly extensive remodel. Unfortunately, it doesn't look very original. And is that a service elevator on the right side of picture four?
  • Lynne's Lens PRO 6y

    Yuck! Too bad! Well, at least the person coming in won't have to feel bad about gutting the place and starting all over!
  • gina's view PRO 6y

    well in the 1970s, this used to be a biker bar---I dont know how I know this, I just do...

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    Seen on your photo stream. (?)
  • gina's view PRO 6y

    Kaptain Krispy Kreme That is too funny!
  • okc_rn 6y

    It was a theater back in the 50's and was owned by Robert Lewis Barton, who also owned the Redskin, Knob Hill (Which later became the Okla Opry) The Airline drive-in, Odom/Bartons 77, The Sooner Twin DI, the old Tinker Drive-in, Bomber/Soldier Creek DI, Circle DI, Lake Aire DI (Leased), NE 66, North Penn Twin DI, Northwest Highway. . . At one time he had something to do with most all OKC theatres at one time or another. .
  • Lynne's Lens PRO 6y

    I wish that more of those great theaters were still around. Do you have photos of them?
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