406 S. Main Street,
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Previous Names: Majestic Art Theatre, Penthouse Cinema
For many years, the Majestic Theatre was the theatre that showed first-run films. It started as a silent-film theatre in 1918, and was the first Tulsa theatre to install an organ, a Robert Morton 3 manual 16 ranks instrument which was opened by organist Wade Hamilton. It was also the first theatre in Tulsa to convert to talkies on February 11, 1928 when Al Jolson in “The Jazz Singer” was screened. It featured a lavish interior. It was the first in Tulsa to screen 3D movies. The Robert Morton organ was removed from the building in 1956 to be broken up for spare parts.
It ended its days as an adult movie theatre from August 18, 1965. On September 18, 1970 the balcony became a second screen named the Penthouse Cinema screening the Swedish film “I Am Curious (Yellow)”. It was closed on September 9, 1973 when it was destroyed by a fire. The remains were demolished in late-1973.
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