Palace Theatre

322 SW D Avenue,
Lawton, OK 73501

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Previous Names: Metropolitan Theatre

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Palace Theatre

The Metropolitan Theatre was opened by 1914. It had been renamed Palace Theatre by 1926. It was destroyed by a fire in 1956.

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on July 24, 2005 at 4:42 pm

Listed various editions of Film Daily Yearbook, the seating capacities vary from edition to edition; 1940 and 1943=560. In the 1950 edition of F.D.Y. the seating capacity is given as 400.

raybradley on March 3, 2011 at 2:36 am

Here is what the neighborhood looks like these days, Palace is long gone.
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rivest266 on March 29, 2014 at 8:32 pm

Listings stopped in 1956.

RDuncan1944 on March 30, 2015 at 1:53 am

300 block d ave south side.burned down 1956. fire started in jewelry store next door, put out 600pm, bram smoldering burned down theater. seatin capacity 400+.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on April 12, 2021 at 4:17 am

The January 6, 1923 issue of Motion Picture News mentions a house in Lawton called the Met Theatre. As the Palace was originally called the Metropolitan, I suspect that Met was a foreshortened name adopted by the house at some point. It was still called the Metropolitan in 1918, when it was mentioned in the September 7 Moving Picture World.

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