University Theatre

225 E. Main Street,
Norman, OK 73069

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Previously operated by: Griffith Amusement Company

Functions: Retail

Styles: Art Deco

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University Theatre

Located near the intersection of E. Main Street and N. Crawford Avenue. The University Theatre was opened by Giffith Amusement Company on November 1, 1930 with Warner Baxter in “Renegades”. It was a replacement for an earlier silent-era University Theatre.

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seymourcox on August 2, 2007 at 8:57 pm

The University Theatre was designed in pure Art Deco styling, as seen in these 1936 exterior and auditorium views. On below site type in word “theatre”, then hit search…
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seymourcox on November 25, 2009 at 1:50 pm

As seen on google maps street view, the University Theatre still stands on the North side of E. Main St, just West of Crawford St. Purpose built as a movie house, there never was a stagehouse. Since (at least) 1969 the building has been used for retail space, but other than that the exterior still looks pretty much the same, a handsome brown brick facade with tan Art Deco accents.

missmelbatoast on November 26, 2009 at 2:44 pm

Exact street address for the University Theatre is 225 East Main Street, Norman, OK 73069

Lauren Durbin
Lauren Durbin on June 8, 2010 at 6:23 am

Here are some new photos of the University:

raybradley on March 9, 2011 at 3:12 pm

This is what the former University Theatre looks like these days (Art Deco bldg with striped awning, between Norman Convention & Marquis),
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dallasmovietheaters on September 7, 2019 at 6:41 pm

The University Theatre replaced a silent-era University Theatre that dated back to at least 1918 in Norman. This venue was launched by Griffith Amusements in December of 1930.

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