Waukomis Opera House

114 Main Street,
Waukomis, OK 73773

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Previous Names: Scott Opera House

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The Scott Opera House was built and opened on October 20, 1903 with the play “The Run Away Tramp”. It is a single story building located at the corner of Main Street and Tyrone Street. Films were screened from 1904. It remained a silent movie theatre until the late-1920’s when it reverted back to live theatre use, which lasted until 1936. The building still stands in 2019.

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dallasmovietheaters on August 14, 2021 at 9:15 pm

Waukomis' Scott Opera House launched on October 20, 1903 with a sold out performance of “The Run Away Tramp,” a live stage play. The venue seated 400. Films were first brought into the opera house as part of traveling shows in 1904. In 1918, the theatre went from sporadic motion pictures to twice a week film exhibition. 1921, Harold Barlow found success with movies and, by 1922, the Opera House was predominately showing films and changed names to the Waukomis Opera House.

The Waukomis Opera House discontinued films without making the conversion to sound. It switched back to live events which were schedule through the year 1936. There is no evidence that the venue ever operated under the banner of the Waukomis Theatre.

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