Movies 1 & 2

Altus Shopping Center,
Altus, OK 73521

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dallasmovietheaters on March 18, 2021 at 8:18 am

This was the first location for the circuit known as American Automated Theatres, Inc. It was known as The Movies! 1 & 2 - Altus Plaza.

rivest266 on March 22, 2014 at 4:48 pm

May 12th, 1970 grand opening ad in photo section. The listings stopped in 1974.

JoelWeide on August 4, 2012 at 9:32 pm

I worked for Dickinson when they bought the Salina ‘Movies.’ The projectors were Cinemacanna with the large 10,000 foot reels. You had to rewind them slowly which added extra time between showings. The Salina theatre still stands without equipment.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on January 15, 2012 at 12:26 pm

Thanks Ray,sounds like my old Twin, Columbia 1 and 2 in Augusta.

raybradley on March 13, 2011 at 9:58 am

Patrons could not switch auditorium because The Movies concession stand devided two separate lobbies. Of course this caused the added expense of having to have two sets of restrooms too.
This is the shopping center where The Movies 1 and 2 sat. The cinema was located where the roofline dips in the middle.
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Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on December 5, 2010 at 8:24 pm

One of the X-rated films was “BEYOND THE VALLEY OF THE DOLLS”. “BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID” Played in the other theatre.Best I can tell was if this wasn’t the first movies to play there they were real close.“WATERMELON MAN” and “BOY NAMED CHARLIE BROWN”.hope one of kiddies didn’t slip into the wrong theatre.Admission was 95 cents and 40 cents.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on November 10, 2010 at 6:03 pm

Sometime between Sept 73 and Jan. 74 it closed no more ads in that local paper.Located in the Plaza Shopping Center.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on August 4, 2010 at 9:16 pm

Thanks for the pictures.Looks like a clean theatre for its age.

seymourcox on June 6, 2010 at 3:24 pm

Altus' Movies 1 & 2 looked exactly like the Salina, KS, Sunset Cinemas (nee-Movies 1&2;

raybradley on September 9, 2006 at 9:16 am

Cactus Jack’s details in paragraph four describes the Baroque lobby of The Movies. Those mentioned nickelodeon slides were projected onto a small screen above the concession stand.
Also in the lobby was a faux Victrola that played (recorded) theatre organ music. This same music would be played during intermission inside the auditoriums. One particular organ song entitled “Granpa’s Spells” was a favorite amoung patrons, and they would request it, not realizing that the pipe organ was acctually a long magnetic tape reel.