Bison Theater

1314 NE 23rd Street,
Oklahoma City, OK 73111

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rivest266 on August 21, 2018 at 7:16 am

This opened on February 2nd, 1941. Grand opening ad in the photo section.

OKCdoorman on October 28, 2015 at 3:21 pm

Caporal closed this theater for good on Sunday, December 17, 1961 with an eight-year old Paramount classic, SHANE, Bert I Gordon’s TORMENTED from Allied Artists, and Universal’s dubbed import THE PHARAOH’S WOMAN.

missmelbatoast on April 3, 2011 at 4:54 pm

It must have been a slick salesman who convinced somebody to cover the exterior with that ugly fake rock front.

missmelbatoast on April 1, 2011 at 2:17 am

To see a 1955 picture of the Oklahoma City Bison Theatre go above to May 21, 2007 post and enter “looking past 1300 NE 23rd St. (Note Bison Theatre, middle left)”

missmelbatoast on April 2, 2009 at 1:22 pm

Yes roadsideok, your nice photo is that of the former Bison Theatre. Fake rock facade was added during the early 1970’s when this building was used as a nightclub/disco.

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Lauren Durbin on February 22, 2009 at 10:13 pm

I passed by this building today at 23rd and Lottie. I suspect it may be the Bison. Opinions?

jchapman1 on May 21, 2007 at 12:07 pm

Vintage image of the Bison Theatre shown on this site is erroniously labelled as the one in Oklahoma City, when it it actually the Bison Theatre located in Shawnee, OK.
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raybradley on August 13, 2006 at 9:41 am

Both the Bison and Mayflower theatres were built using the same blueprint floor plan, but the Bison’s dominant decor was buffalo/Southwestern styling, while the Mayflower held a nautical/sailing ship theme.