Eastside Theatre

720 N. Bath Avenue,
Oklahoma City, OK 73117

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Eastside Theater 720 N. Bath Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK 73117

The Eastside Theatre was opened on December 17, 1947 with Van Johnson in “No Leave, No Love”.

Contributed by Lauren Grubb

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on July 6, 2005 at 10:55 am

Listed in the Film Daily Yearbook, 1947 edition has being operated as a Nego theatre. By the 1950 edition of F.D.Y. it was for regular audiences.

xxx on September 7, 2005 at 1:23 pm

This is strictly a guess, but the EASTSIDE Theater may have been a leftover theater structure from the original location of OKC Fair Grounds.

Okie on January 14, 2006 at 4:00 pm

Yes! Judging from the address and operation dates, I also think that the Eastside Theater probably was one of three theater buildings that were on the old OKC Fair Grounds. Dates for the Eastside have been reported from (aprox) 1903 to mid-1950s, but those years would also include fair ground years.

Lauren Durbin
Lauren Durbin on January 26, 2006 at 3:53 am

Does anyone know which streets bounded the old fairgrounds?

xxx on January 30, 2006 at 10:02 am

Lauren: To locate surrounding street names go to the map feature located at the top of every theatre page.
But beware, some of the map indicators are a bit off the mark, usually pinpointing locations a little too far East. Example; Mayflower is shown too far East. Tower is off by half a block East. Plaza is off one block East. Rodeo is shown three blocks East of actual location. Redskin is one third block too far East, and so on and so forth.

xxx on February 6, 2006 at 10:21 am

CORRECTION; The RODEO Theatre is shown three blocks too far West of actual location. Also on the same block can be seen the old BLUE MOON Theatre structure.

seymourcox on July 22, 2007 at 10:29 am

Around 1913 the OKC Fair Grounds moved to NW 10th & May Ave, and the Eastside would have certainly been one of the left over theatre building. In this early 1900s color postcard view the Eastside Theatre and its large stagehouse can be clearly seen upper photo left background.
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missmelbatoast on November 14, 2008 at 10:23 am

Apparently the Eastside Theatre was purpose built to be a cinema, and not part of the old fair grounds. To see exactly what the structure looked like type in “Eastside Theater”; View link word “Eastside”;

seymourcox on July 17, 2010 at 1:36 pm

A fine photo of the old Eastside Theater can be seen on this web page,

rivest266 on October 29, 2022 at 12:01 pm

The Eastside theatre opened on December 17th, 1947. Grand opening ad from the Black Dispatch posted.

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