Royal Theatre

114 N. Bickford Avenue,
El Reno, OK 73036

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Functions: Workshop

Styles: Art Deco

Previous Names: Empress Theatre

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Royal Theatre

Despite a regal name, architectural styling for the Royal Theatre was about as simple and plain as could be. Grade B cheapies were the specialty of this five and dime cinema.

Contributed by Budgie Greenbird

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raybradley on October 8, 2007 at 9:14 pm

Look at vintage interior/exterior images of this theatre by typing in name “Royal”,
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raybradley on July 13, 2010 at 7:42 pm

This site illustrates (with vintage photos) that the Royal was quite a fancy name for just an “Old West” styled showplace …

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on July 13, 2010 at 8:12 pm

El Reno had a Drive-in, the El Reno Drive-in.owned by Walter Shuttee wonder if he owned the ROYAL THEATRE,Budgie.

raybradley on March 17, 2011 at 3:25 am

Located at 114 N. Bickford Ave., this cinema was originally known as the Empress Theatre the name was changed to Royal after getting an Art Moderne makeover.

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