Palace Twin Theatre

926 W. Main Street,
Duncan, OK 73533

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Previously operated by: Griffith Amusement Company

Functions: Movies (First Run)

Styles: French Renaissance, Streamline Moderne

Previous Names: Palace Theatre

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Palace Theatre  926 W. Main Street, Duncan, OK 73533

This theatre is located in the heart of downtown Duncan, and opened as the Palace Theatre in 1922. The main auditorium is really nice, but the twin isn’t much. Inside the lobby there’s an old photograph of how the theatre looked in its glory days pre-1940. Wow, was it something! It’s kind of plain these days. The twin is a next door building that has been converted. This theatre played first run movies and had excellent picture and sound quality. There’s nothing really fancy here, but it is a really nice theatre!

Contributed by Brent Clark

Recent comments (view all 6 comments)

raybradley on September 7, 2007 at 12:02 am

Original design of the Palace Theatre was French themed. When a new marquee replaced the old bronze and glass canopy, the look was updated to 1940s Moderne. Gleeming enamaled paneling sheathed the facade in 1963, bringing about a fresh new look.
Look at 1936, 1941, & 1963 photos by typing in word “palace”,
View link

Don Lewis
Don Lewis on March 23, 2008 at 2:28 pm

A 1987 photo of the Palace Twin after someone decided to cover up a nice red brick building with some ugly paneling.

raybradley on July 13, 2010 at 5:56 pm

On these pages can be seen recent color photos of the Palace Twin.
A very nice example of a typical small town theatre.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on July 25, 2010 at 6:54 pm

Don you are so right.what idiot put paneling up.Looks like a stinking Outhouse.SUrprized the City didn’t say anything.

hmato on September 30, 2011 at 6:18 pm

Anyone have any pictures or info on the hotel that was above the theatre?

kcloan on March 29, 2016 at 11:02 pm

The Palace Theatre opened about the same time the building was built in 1922 at 926 West Main in Duncan. The Paul Hotel is seen in the 1940 picture posted. The Palace is still showing shows as of this post.

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