Lyric at the Plaza

1725 NW 16th Street,
Oklahoma City, OK 73106

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Lyric Theatre, Oklahoma City (Official)

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Previously operated by: Cooper Foundation, Paramount-Publix

Firms: Boller Brothers

Functions: Live Theatre

Styles: Art Deco, Spanish Renaissance

Previous Names: Plaza Theatre

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Plaza Theater, Oklahoma City, 1930's

The Plaza Theatre was opened on July 14, 1935 with Grace Moore in “One Night of Love”. It had 881 seats. It was closed in 1979.

In December 2007, it was renovated as a live theatre, renamed Lyric at the Plaza with a reduced seating capacity.

Contributed by Lauren Grubb

Recent comments (view all 18 comments)

xxx on May 6, 2006 at 6:05 am

Scroll down this fun website to see recent views of Plaza -

raybradley on September 16, 2006 at 4:24 am

Plaza management was noted for hiring handsome, muscular young men for their doorman and usher staff. Uniforms were custom altered to insure a snug fit.

raybradley on December 15, 2006 at 5:50 pm

Boller Bros. designed the Ottawa, KS, PLAZA Theatre, the Lawrence, KS, GRANADA Theatre, and the Oklahoma City, OK, PLAZA Theatre. Original facades on all three of these 1930’s movie houses were almost identical.
Most likely these theatre interiors did not match one another.

jchapman1 on July 8, 2007 at 10:03 am

Interesting shots of the lobby and auditorium can be seen on below site. Exterior photo labelled 1935 actually was snapped during the 1970s.
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Inside the star is the original 1935 exterior appearance.

rivest266 on October 11, 2008 at 4:29 pm

This opened on July 14th, 1935

kpdennis on April 25, 2009 at 12:43 am

The Plaza – falling apart in 1994:
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seymourcox on July 17, 2010 at 12:48 pm

Recent color shots of the Lyric (nee-Plaza) Theatre can be seen on this fine site,

rivest266 on April 5, 2014 at 11:48 am

July 14th, 1935 grand opening ad in photo section.

Cimarron on January 20, 2016 at 6:01 pm

1930’s pic added to photo section. Note gas price’s on sign…Inflation I guess or rather I gas!

Cimarron on November 20, 2016 at 5:49 pm

Photo of Plaza Theater with grand opening marque July fourteenth..from 1935 was added to the photo section.

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