Odeon Theatre

316 S. Johnstone Avenue,
Bartlesville, OK 74003

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Previous Names: Star Theatorium

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Odeon Theatre

The genesis of this theatre dates back to 1907 and the launch of the 200-seat Star Theatorium in the Weeks Building at 208 E. 2nd Street which launched February 11, 1907. It was operated by W.A. Hunter and was the third movie theatre behind the Electric Theatre which had opened in 1905 and the New Theatre. On March 14, 1908, the Star Theotorium became the Odeon Theatre run by the Odeon Theatre Circuit which had many other Odeon Theatres in Oklahoma.

In 1912, the Odeon announced it would move nearby to improve the experience for its clients. In 1913, the New Odeon Theatre launched at 316 S. Johnstone Avenue. The theatre was expanded including a new Hope-Morgan $25,000 pipe organ in November of 1922. The theatre converted to sound, eventually closed, and the building has been demolished in favor of a parking lot.

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dallasmovietheaters on August 30, 2021 at 11:18 am

In 1922, a Hope-Jones pipe organ was installed to improve silent film presentations. Sound was added to the venue. But the original Odeon Theatre closed on June 30, 1939 with “Tarzan Finds a Son” citing end of lease. The operators then moved its future bookings “temporarily” to the Liberty Theatre beginning on July 1, 1940 with “Confessions of a Nazi Spy.”

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