221 N. Independence Avenue,
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Gaslight Theatre (Official)
Firms: Boller Brothers
Styles: Italian Renaissance
Previous Names: Billings Theatre, Criterion Theatre, Chief Theatre, Cinema Twin
Opened in 1923 as the 900-seat Billings Theatre. It was built by William S. Billings and his wife Henrietta, who lived in apartments above the theatre according to the 1933 Enid City Directory. He had previously managed the American Theatre at the American (Loewen) Hotel, a block and a half to the East of the Billings Theatre.
Later renamed Criterion Theatre, it was operated by Publix Theatres from 1930 to 1934, and then the Griffith Amusement Company from 1935 to 1939. Later renamed Chief Theatre and finally in the 1980’s the Cinema Twin.
Today operating as the Gaslight Theatre offering concerts.
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