Showcase Twin

5370 NW Cache Road,
Lawton, OK 73505

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Previously operated by: Robert L. Lippert Theatres Inc., Transcontinental Theaters, Video Independent Theaters Inc.

Architects: Ted Horton

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Circa 1978 photo courtesy Marian Lynne Kirchner-Rohan.

The Showcase Cinema opened as a single screen 600 seat theatre October 24, 1969 playing “Funny Girl”. A second smaller screen was added in 1970.

It was demolished in summer of 2013.

Contributed by Lauren Grubb

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RonnyJones on July 27, 2005 at 12:28 am

The Showcase was built by Lippert Theatres as a single screen. A very small second screen—sorta’ve a screening room—was added over the lobby at a later date. The main auditorium had a curved screen and was designed in the “roadshow” tradition of the day.

Mike Richardson
Mike Richardson on May 6, 2009 at 7:58 pm

Ironically, this building appears to be a Blockbuster Video now. The building looks new from the street, but it has the highest cielings I’ve ever seen in a Blockbuster and there is a portion of a rear wall that is brick painted to match the beige Dryvit exterior of the rest of the building

kencmcintyre on May 17, 2009 at 10:03 pm

Here is an August 1973 ad from the Lawton Constitution:

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on September 7, 2010 at 8:00 pm

Great Ad,looks like they were big on Double features.

mopar1970440 on September 25, 2013 at 1:05 pm

The building has been demolished. Summer 2013.

rivest266 on March 29, 2014 at 1:39 pm

October 24th, 1969 and July 8th, 1970 grand opening ads in the photo section. The 2nd cinema was known as the Penthouse 1970-1972.

dallasmovietheaters on May 26, 2015 at 8:05 pm

Ted Horton of Lawton architected the $500,000 theater, Lawton’s first since 1947, to be operated by the Tanscontinental Theatres Circuit. It was designed as a road show house with continental seating for 600, 70mm projection capability, and a 22x50' screen. “Funny Girl” opened the single screener on October 24, 1969.

Scott Neff
Scott Neff on July 9, 2021 at 3:11 pm

An article in the 1/17/1974 edition of the Lawton Constitution reported that Video Independent Theatres had purchased the theatre from Transcontinental on that day.

Scott Neff
Scott Neff on July 9, 2021 at 3:12 pm

This also appears to be a nearly identical theatre to the Loft Theatre in Tucson, AZ which was originally named Showcase and also had a second screen built upstairs called “The Penthouse”

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