Old Thompson Theatre

320 E. Court Street,
Atoka, OK 74525

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Previously operated by: Thompson Theatres Circuit

Previous Names: Thompson Theatre

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This theatre was in a different location than the “new” Thompson Theatre (which has its own page on Cinema Treasures). The Old Thompson Theatre was opened on November 5, 1940 with Richard Dix in “Cherokee Strip”. It was closed on January 14, 1954 with The Weaver Brothers in “In Old Missouri”.

The following day the ‘new’ Thompson Theatre opened.

Contributed by Lauren Grubb

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Lauren Durbin
Lauren Durbin on August 24, 2010 at 6:03 am

From that postcard, it looks like the theater was in the building that is now a H&R Block. H&R Block’s address is 320 E. Court St.

dallasmovietheaters on August 16, 2021 at 2:57 pm

The New Thompson Theatre opened in an existing retail location in downtown Atoka on November 5, 1940 with Richard Dix in “Cherokee Strip” for the Glen Thompson Theatre Circuit. The theatre featured nu-wood paneling, a 25 foot stage and an RCA MagicScreen. In 1953, a new Thompson Theatre in a prefabricated steel building was constructed and opened January 15, 1954. The “old” Thompson Theatre closed on January 14, 1954 with the Weaver Brothers in “In Old Missouri” supported by “Bugs Bunny All Star Review.”

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