Cinema Mayflower

1133 NW 23rd Street,
Oklahoma City, OK 73111

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Additional Info

Firms: Sorey, Hill and Sorey

Functions: Restaurant

Styles: Streamline Moderne

Previous Names: Mayflower Theater

Nearby Theaters

Mayflower Theater, Oklahoma City, 1133 NW 23rd

The Mayflower Theater was opened April 12, 1938 with Bing Crosby in “Pennies From Heaven”. In 1968 it was renamed Cinema Mayflower and gradually began screening adult movies. It was closed in 1991. After closing it became a church. It is now a restaurant.

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Recent comments (view all 18 comments)

NeonSky on March 3, 2009 at 12:39 am

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Click the above link for a view of the Mayflower in 1975. Photo
courtesy of Jeff Chapman Collection.

Stagehandguy on August 2, 2009 at 9:09 am

I once rented a spotlight to Planet Earth club 1993-94? for a DEICIDE concert there. The entire back line (guitar amps) were running on an extension cord and plugged into the projection booth. Seventy five feet of extension cord WAY overloaded gets HOT!!! :) It kept popping the breaker when I would run the little spotlight and the lead singer of the death metal band Deicide told the crowd over the sound system he was going to sacrafice me to the devil if it went off again. Wow I loved those days… And I didn’t get paid.

seymourcox on July 17, 2010 at 9:08 pm

Now a Chinese Buffet, this site has photos of a snow covered Mayflower Cinema,

raybradley on March 24, 2011 at 3:47 am

Modern day view of former Mayflower Cinema,

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whorton on July 13, 2012 at 6:20 pm

The Mayflower theatre was a soft core porn theatre until the end. They had tried to convert to showing video presentations, as the 35mm soft porn supply had dried up and died. They did a scant business for about a year before going belly up.

I was the last union projectionist there for (IATSE local 380).

Their business was not very good, as on a good day, they might sell 30 tickets.

Wesley Horton AIDA

NeonSky on December 26, 2012 at 8:21 pm

Does anyone remember the Mayflower Lounge that used to be next door to the cinema? I understand it burned down in ‘62 or '63. Thanks.

moviegoer1958 on November 6, 2015 at 6:01 pm

went there in high school, that’s where I saw my first X-rated movie

Chris1982 on November 7, 2015 at 6:40 am

NeonSky, your link takes you to hotels, no photo of the former theatre. Other links are dead links.

Cimarron on July 6, 2016 at 2:08 am

Pic added to photo section showing original neon sign.

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