Ranger Theatre

416 Flynn Street,
Alva, OK 73717

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Previous Names: Majestic Theatre

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Ranger Theatre

The Majestic Theatre was opened on April 1, 1906. It was closed as a silent movie theatre in September 1927. It was converted into a grocery store.

Operated by Jones Amusement Company, it reopened as the Ranger Theatre on December 6, 1936 with Joe E. Brown in “Polo Joe”. It was closed on January 30, 1954 with Rod Cameron in “Cavalry Scout”. In 2021 the building stands unused, with a sign on the front pointing toward the Rialto Theatre 1 block along the street.

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on July 24, 2005 at 11:58 am

Listed in Flim Daily yeabook editions 1941 and 1943 as having a seating capacity of 400. In the 1950 edition of F.D.Y. a seating capacity is given as 372.

xxx
xxx on October 24, 2005 at 4:01 pm

Five theater structures ringed Alva’s town square, click here to see photographs of all five;
http://community.webshots.com/album/37080327UvSytP
and here for 1907 New Opera House history;
View link

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on May 28, 2006 at 7:22 pm

Here is another article from Okielegacy about the Ranger:
http://tinyurl.com/qodym

dallasmovietheaters
dallasmovietheaters on August 5, 2021 at 11:43 am

The Alva Motion Picture Company opened the Majestic Theater opened in downtown Alva on April 1, 1906. Momand Theatrical Circuit took on the Majestic and sold off its equipment rather than make the transition to sound. The space was used by a grocery store.

But Homer C. Jones of Jones Amusement took on the former Majestic turned retail grocer and converted it to the Ranger Theatre. It relaunched on December 6, 1936 with Joe E. Brown in “Polo Joe.” The North side of the Square. The theatre closed January 30, 1954 with “Rod Cameron” in “Cavalry Scout.”

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