Quail Twin Theatre

10950 N. May Avenue,
Oklahoma City, OK 73132

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Firms: Tipton & Gross

Functions: Laser Tag

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Quail Twin Theatre

The Quail Twin Theatre was opened December 20, 1968 with Dick Van Dyke in “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” and Tony Curtis in “The Boston Strangler”. It was operated by the Entertainment Theatres chain. It was closed in February 1974 when the chain collapsed. It was reopened by Commonwealth Theatres on August 7, 1974 with Fred Astaire in “That’s Entertainment!” & Peter Breck in “Benji”. It closed in 1988.

A Laser Quest operates from this address today.

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Recent comments (view all 11 comments)

NeonSky on December 16, 2008 at 7:12 pm

I saw the first run of WILLY WONKA & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY there in ‘71, EARTHQUAKE (in Sensurround), YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN in '72, and many, many more. I remember seeing Danny Williams in the lobby too. Just sayin’!

KingBiscuits on December 16, 2008 at 7:37 pm

Earthquake and Young Frankenstein came out in 1974.

seymourcox on April 7, 2009 at 10:31 am

Once I saw a first rate (mid ‘70s) photo of this theatre snapped by Jeff Chapman. Wish he would allow it to be posted because it demonstrates just how classy this cinema really was.

seymourcox on July 16, 2010 at 11:14 am

Roadside Oklahoma web page has modern photos of the former Quail Twin Cinema. Looks like the lobby is now a bagel shop.

Loridawn on February 1, 2014 at 8:18 pm

Sorry, but this was not built on the site of the old Twilight Gardens. Twilight was at May & Britton. Quail was at Hefner & Britton.

Dan on May 27, 2015 at 8:23 am

Laser Quest only has one of the auditoriums. The other has been converted into some sort of garage.

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Flying Scotsman on January 29, 2018 at 3:43 pm

I used to see many films here. Very nice. I remember seeing Star Trek: The Motion Picture on opening night here.

alcheous on March 10, 2018 at 9:54 pm

I was the final manager of the theater. It closed in 1988, not 1985. At the time it closed, it had the last 70mm projector in town.

rivest266 on October 30, 2022 at 2:08 pm

Closed in February 1974 after the collapse of the Entertainment theatres chain and reopened by Commonwealth Theatres on August 7th, 1974. Grand opening ad posted.

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