Brook Theater

3301 S. Peoria Avenue,
Tulsa, OK 74105

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Previously operated by: Loew's Inc.

Architects: William Henry Cameron Calderwood

Functions: Bar, Restaurant

Styles: Streamline Moderne

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Brook Theater

The Brook Theater, opened in late-1949 with Fred MacMurray in “Father Was a Fullback”. It is located in the Brookside District and was designed by William Henry Cameron Calderwood. It was closed on July 4, 1978. The 1990’s renovation was by Fritz Baily. The theater is now home of the Brook Restaurant and Bar.

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Recent comments (view all 11 comments)

xxx on November 20, 2005 at 3:04 pm

Both the BROOK and DELMAN belonged to the powerful LOEW’S Theater Circuit.

Okie on January 14, 2006 at 7:20 pm

For detailed information on Tulsa theatre architects (and others) look into this interesting site;

xxx on May 6, 2006 at 2:09 pm

Scroll through this creative web site for recent BROOK pictures -

Don Lewis
Don Lewis on March 11, 2008 at 6:34 am

A 1987 photo of the Brook Theater in Tulsa here and here.

seymourcox on July 21, 2010 at 7:48 pm

Roadside Oklahoma gives colorful photographs of the former Loew’s Brook Theatre, Tulsa.

Alan Bell
Alan Bell on August 8, 2010 at 12:24 am

The August 2010 issue of “Signs of the Times” features a picture of the current Brook Theater with the following caption: “When the Brook opened as a theater in 1949, it featured "Father Was a Fullback,” which starred Fred MacMurray. The theater features one of Tulsa’s few marquee signs that includes channel-block, double-tube letters; channel-script, sign-tube letters; and neon bandings. The letterbox contains glass panels. The Wally Werr Sign Co. manufacturered the originla sign. The theater building now houses a restaurant.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on March 29, 2011 at 10:17 am

Here is yet another web page with photos of the Brook Theatre. The accompanying text says that the Brook served as the home of the American Theatre Company (Tulsa’s leading theatre group) for fifteen years before being converted into a restaurant. ATC’s web site says the Brook became the company’s second stage in 1979, so fifteen years would be just about right if the restaurant conversion took place in the mid-1990s.

OKCdoorman on October 9, 2016 at 10:26 pm

The closing had its own same-day Tulsa World story, Tuesday, July 4, 1978 (“Brook Theatre Marquee Going Blank”, pp. A20), which noted some earlier local censorship trouble when they tried to exhibit Antonioni’s 1968 classic BLOW-UP. The sendoff: Jimmy Osmond in THE GREAT BRAIN adapted from John D. Fitzgerald’s childrens book series.

popcorn_pete on February 21, 2018 at 7:52 pm

Restaurant gives its address as 3401 S Peoria Ave,
Tulsa, OK 74105.

DavidZornig on April 9, 2018 at 3:54 pm

Undated photo added courtesy of Paddy Stockand Harwell‚Äé. Eddie & the Ecclectics under the Brook marquee.

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