Thompson Theatre

Main Street,
Healdton, OK 73438

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Previously operated by: Thompson Theatres Circuit

Previous Names: Thompson's Theatre

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Thompson - Healdton, OK

The Thompson’s Theatre started out as a silent film cinema in 1918. In 1929, the theatre was converted to show talkies. The first talking film shown at the theatre was William Haines & Joan Crawford in “The Duke Steps Out”. The old theatre was torn down after World War II and a new Thompson Theatre theatre was built.

The Thompson Theatre was still in operation in 1950.

Contributed by Lauren Grubb

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lrostochil on April 20, 2008 at 4:16 pm

Is there a newer theater in Healdton? I have an old resume belonging to my grandfather, who was an architect. It indicates that he (Duane Conner) designed this theater in 1949, and it seated 550 patrons. If you have any information or photos, please post them. Thanks. Lynne

lyndamcnatt on May 2, 2010 at 1:41 pm

My mother grew up in Healdton in the 1940’s and 50’s. She remembers a second theater that was built in the 1940’s. It was located on the same side of Main St. but was for or five blocks down from the “Thompson”. That theater’s name was the “Texan” and that it showed mostly Westerns and “B” movies. My maternal grandfather was full of history of Healdton, being born and raised in the area. Before his death twenty-seven years ago, he told all kinds of stories and one of them was watching the “Thompson ” being built and how excited every one was. He said it was in the late twenties. I hope that helps you.

kaylenmoore on December 23, 2012 at 4:25 pm

I lived in Healdton from birth till I was about 9 and I remember two theatres in Healdton. I don’t remember the names of either, but I know there were two. My cousins and I watched Roy Rogers, Dale Evens and Gene Autry serials on Saturday morning in one or the other of the theatres. My cousin, Woody, and I ran down the grocery boy from Pratt’s Grocery one saturday morning after a movie in Thompson’s theatre. Kay

robboehm on November 4, 2020 at 5:58 pm

Uploaded a joint ad with the Kozy in “Healdton, OK 1924”. This booklet was compiled and printed by local businessmen touting the merits of Healdton.

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