El Caro Theatre

110 S. Bickford Avenue,
El Reno, OK 73036

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dallasmovietheaters on May 21, 2022 at 7:53 am

The odd name of El Caro was chosen in a naming contest and mashes together El Reno and Canadian County - at least according to M.I. Owens who won the contest.

davidcoppock on December 22, 2016 at 9:47 am

There is a picture of the El Caro Theatre in the book Legendary Route 66 (page 134).

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Lauren Durbin on July 12, 2011 at 9:07 am

A period photo of this theater is available in the Oklahoma Historical Society archives. Honestly, the Safeco building, while very cute, does not resemble the building in the historical photo. The theater in the historical photo could possibly have a stucco facade, but the windows appear to be wider spaced and the buildings beside it do not match either. Perhaps the entire block was damaged. Hopefully more research will nail down the location of this theater with certainty. Go to this URL: http://tinyurl.com/6c5a8gg and typed in “El Reno Caro.”

raybradley on July 13, 2010 at 7:29 pm

What a pretty little cinema the El Caro was. A romantic setting in which to watch a double feature and enjoy a box of popcorn.

CSWalczak on April 30, 2010 at 1:33 am

Thanks; I will put the article’s URL where it should be.

kencmcintyre on April 29, 2010 at 7:15 pm

I think that’s this one:

Address for the El Caro should be updated per the comment of 12/9/06. The map view corresponds with the photo in the description.

CSWalczak on April 29, 2010 at 6:21 pm

According to this article, a Centre Theater at 111 South Bickford sustained some wind damage on April 29, 2010. Is this same theater as the El Caro which the above comment places at 111 North Bickford? View link

kencmcintyre on August 31, 2006 at 8:06 pm

I spent some time in El Reno last month. I didn’t know about this theater, which is too bad as I did quite a bit of walking in the downtown area.