Harkins Bricktown Cinemas
150 E. Reno Avenue,
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Harkins Theatres (Official)
Operated by: Harkins Theatres
Firms: Beck Group
Functions: Movies (First Run)
Opened October 1, 2004, the Harkins Bricktown 16 is the newest theater in Oklahoma City. It is located in an area of downtown known as Bricktown, which is a developing night spot that includes restaurants, clubs, baseball park, and canal.
The Harkins offers all of the best amenities, including stadium seats, surround sound, child care, and the largest screen in Oklahoma City. Perhaps the best aspect of the theater is its “Cine Capri” auditoriums. The Cine Capri will house a 70-foot wide screen, 600 seats, 144 speakers and 40,000 watts of power and pure digital sound.
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Monster-plexes! This and other gigantic “monster-plexes” just drain the local economy away and give nothing back to the community. They’re faceless corporate pirates who run out the independents and pump the money out of Oklahoma like an uncapped well. There are a few independents left struggling to survive. Let’s support them. Please, take a moment to look at all the CLOSED/DEMOLISHED theatres in OKC alone. We, Americans, are way too wasteful. There was a time when going to the movie was an event complete with the atmosphere offered up by a CLASSIC, DOWNTOWN movie palace. It had ushers, a working grand curtain, a balcony, etc. And, it was safe! Now, I’m not picking on you Mrs. Grubb, so please don’t take my comments that way. However, why don’t you check out the Chief Drive-in in Chickasha? The Redskin Theatre is Anadarko? The Beacon Drive-in in Guthrie? The Washita Theatre in Cordell? To name just a few. Let’s support movie theatres that are at least 50 years old. Newer is not always better.
You’re preaching to the choir, brent. I try whenever possible to support the independent theaters such as the Winchester Drive-In (a personal favorite). However, the reason we have to spend a significant amount of time in libraries researching these old cinemas is because nobody documented them while they were still around. My attitude about monsterplexes is that, like it or not, they are now a part of cinema history. I would rather put the information down while it is readily available than to leave it for future researchers (who will probably wax nostalgic at the good ole days of monsterplexes) to decipher.
Harkins Bricktown Cinemas will be one of the venues for Oklahoma City’s deadCENTER film festival again this year, June 7-11, 2006. Harkins may be a megaplex corporation, but they do give some support to independent films.
Oklahoma Centennial Press Association presents a lovely color media photo of Harkins Bricktown Cinema 16;
I wouldn’t exactly lump Harkins in with the Regal Entertainment and AMC mega conglomerates. Harkins is still a family owned, regional chain, that tends to break the “McMegaplex” approach of the big two.
Their Cine Capri concept is a refreshing return to the big experience of movie going. While hardly comparable to the classic movie palaces we all love, it’s a nice balance of feasible business model and grand experience (ie. making the best of today’s business climate).
This is one of several multiplexes designed for Harkins by The Beck Group, a Dallas, Texas architecture, development, and construction company.
Does this theater attract more business than the AMC Quail Springs 24?
Harkins Bricktown Cinemas is a really good theater. The Cine Capri auditorium is one of my new favorite ways to watch movies in theaters as well as the Cinemark XD at the Cinemark Tinseltown USA 20. Compare these two. After 8 years its been opening and booming, I experience the theater for the first time. The Amazing Spider-Man was the first movie that I went and saw there.
The Harkins Bricktown Cinemas was open in October 1, 2004.
Grand opening ad in photo section.
Full colour ad at: Harkins Bricktown 16 opening Fri, Oct 1, 2004 – 39 · The Daily Oklahoman (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma) · Newspapers.com