Cherokee Theatre

115 S. Grand Street,
Enid, OK 73701

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Additional Info

Previously operated by: Griffith Amusement Company

Architects: Jack M. Corgan, William J. Moore Jr.

Firms: Corgan & Moore

Functions: Retail

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1939 photo credit Oklahoma Historical Society. Via the Enid Oklahoma Old Post Cards Facebook page.

The Cherokee Theatre was opened in 1928 and closed on July 19, 1960.

Contributed by Lauren Grubb

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Okie on August 5, 2006 at 8:00 am

Center left of this vintage postcard shows an Enid movie house, name is very difficult to make out. Does it read Cherokee?
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seymourcox on January 21, 2007 at 11:06 am

For a good picture of Enid’s Loewen Theatre go to Archive page on link below, then enter Loewen.
Enter Fort Supply Opera House if you would like to see an antique postcard of that theatre.

seymourcox on October 7, 2007 at 9:43 pm

Sharp 1940 exterior/interior photos of the Art Deco masterpiece Cherokee Theatre (and neighboring Royal) can be seen by typing in word ‘theatre’, then search …
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raybradley on July 13, 2010 at 11:30 am

Found on this site are recent color snapshots of the former Cherokee Theatre, located at 115 S Grand St., Enid, OK…

raybradley on March 8, 2011 at 4:19 pm

Today the former Cherokee Theatre is home to Larry’s Home Oxygen.
Next door (right of Cherokee) stands the old Royal Theatre.
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Mike Marshall
Mike Marshall on May 25, 2012 at 7:05 pm

The Cherokee, located at 117 S. Grand, was in business from 1928 to 1959. It was operated by the Griffith Amusement Company from 1940 to 1945, Shields Theatres from 1945 to 1950 and Video Independent Theatres, Inc. (formerly Griffith) from 1950 to 1959. The 1952 and 1954 Enid City Directories list the Cherokee’s address as 115 S. Grand.

Mike Marshall
Mike Marshall on June 24, 2012 at 11:59 am

Thanks for the great article, Tinseltoes! I stand corrected on the opening date for the Cherokee. I’m not sure where I found the 1928 date but it may have been in reference to whatever theater was in that location prior to the opening of the Cherokee. I just talked to a business owner in downtown Enid who remembers his father doing a promotion for his business in conjunction with a movie showing at the Cherokee in 1947.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on May 6, 2013 at 6:16 pm

The Boxoffice article Tinseltoes linked to earlier says that the Cherokee Theatre was designed by Corgan & Moore.

DavidZornig on October 14, 2015 at 8:58 pm

1939 photo added, photo credit Oklahoma Historical Society. Via the Enid Oklahoma Old Post Cards Facebook page.

MichaelKilgore on August 15, 2019 at 11:13 am

“The Cherokee Theatre, which has been in operation since 1945, will close its doors Tuesday (19). … Roy Shield … has purchased the building and its contents and will convert it to a modern commercial building.” — Boxoffice, July 18, 1960

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