Little Harlem Theater

1125 N. Central Avenue,
Cushing, OK 74023

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The Little Harlem Theater was an African American movie theatre which opened on November 5, 1944 with Maria Montez in “Ali Baba and the Forty Theives”. It operated to at least 1955.

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on July 20, 2005 at 9:30 am

Not listed in Film Daily Yearbooks pre-1943. I have it listed in my copy of the 1950 edition of F.D.Y. with a seating capacity of 125.

ghamilton on July 21, 2005 at 7:20 pm

This theater was aimed at the black audience,

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on July 22, 2005 at 2:02 am

I have found references to the Little Harlem Theater being listed as a Negro theatre in Film Daily Yearbook’s 1946-1955.

brentclarkf on August 4, 2005 at 8:20 pm

There is no physical trace left of the Little Harlem Theater. I was told this theater burned down; however, I haven’t been able to verify this information.

raybradley on July 13, 2010 at 6:46 pm

Judging from these recent photos, where the Little Harlem Theatre once stood is now a vacant lot, but the sloped cement floor still remains intact …

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