Akdar Theatre

227 W. Fourth Street,
Tulsa, OK 74103

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Architects: Cornelius Ward Rapp, George W. Leslie Rapp

Firms: Rapp & Rapp

Styles: French Renaissance, Moorish

Previous Names: Akdar Temple Theatre

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Akdar Theatre

The Akdar Temple Theatre was opened on February 2, 1925 with the New York stage production of Florence Ziegfeld’s “Sally” starring Vera Myers. After closing as a movie theatre in 1946, it became the Cimmaron Ballroom. It was demolished in 1965.

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seymourcox on September 9, 2007 at 10:15 pm

Many downtown buildings, including the Akdar Theatre, came down to make way for a new Civic Center. At the time this complex was considered bold, inovative, and modernistic. These days it just looks like a relic of a bygone era. See for yourself,

seymourcox on October 14, 2007 at 1:33 am

Construction shot of the Akdar going up on the Western edge of downtown -
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A 1930 view illustrating how the theatre was twice as long as it was wide -
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missmelbatoast on July 20, 2009 at 8:28 pm

This photo is entitled “Tulsa Schools, Theatres, and Eateries of the 1930’s”,
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raybradley on September 3, 2009 at 2:10 pm

Tulsa had a population of only 72,000 in 1922, yet it had four first class theatres, the Akdar being one of them!

seymourcox on November 19, 2009 at 10:22 pm

On this site Gene Kelly presents a tour of historic movie palaces –

seymourcox on July 21, 2010 at 2:50 pm

Roadside Oklahoma provides an antique picture postcard view of the Akdar Theatre, Tulsa.

raybradley on March 28, 2011 at 12:46 am

To see a clear color picture postcard view of the Akadar Theatre go to match all words on below site and type in “akdar"
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raybradley on March 28, 2011 at 12:55 am

If you’d like to see a rare color snapshot of the Akdar Theatre, then go to site below and type in “akdar"
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