Ray Theater

108 S. Main Street,
Tonkawa, OK 74653

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Previously operated by: Thompson Theatres Circuit

Functions: Bowling Alley

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Ray Theater ... Tonkawa Oklahoma

The Ray Theater was in operation by 1937 and was operated by the Thompson Theatres Circuit. They were still the operators in 1957.

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RonPhillips on August 16, 2005 at 12:16 pm

My father, Edwin Phillips, was the manager of the Ray Theater from about 1946 until May 1952. I think I do have some pics with the theater in it. I’ll do some searching.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on August 16, 2005 at 12:37 pm

Listed in the 1941 edition of Film Daily Yearbook with a seating capaity of 250. In the 1943 edition of F.D.Y. seating is given as 500. The 1950 edition of F.D.Y. gives a seating capacity as 485 and the location is Main Street.

kencmcintyre on April 11, 2007 at 3:38 pm

The address is 108 S. Main Street. It’s currently a bowling alley.

raybradley on August 29, 2007 at 9:05 pm

A 1940 photo can be seen by typing in word “ray”,
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raybradley on March 25, 2011 at 10:38 pm

Here is 108 S. Main St. today
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raybradley on March 25, 2011 at 10:42 pm

Picture of the Ray Theatre in ‘85.
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