Theater Bartlesville

310 S. Dewey Avenue,
Bartlesville, OK 74003

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Additional Info

Previously operated by: Griffith Amusement Company

Functions: Live Theater

Styles: Art Nouveau

Previous Names: Yale Theatre, Rex Theatre

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 918.336.1900

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Rex Theater Interior

Replacing an earlier Yale Theatre at a different address (which has its own page on Cinema Treasures). The Yale Theatre was opened on March 2, 1911 and had closed by 1932. By 1935 it had been renamed Rex Theatre, it was still open in 1957. Following renovations in 2002 it reopened as the Theater Bartlesville.

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Recent comments (view all 6 comments)

raybradley on August 12, 2007 at 6:49 pm

View vintage images of the Rex Picture House by going below and type in word “rex”, then search …
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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on March 15, 2011 at 4:21 am

The book Washington County by Michelle M. Martin says that the Rex Theatre was built in 1915 and originally called the Yale.

There’s a small photo of the facade of the Yale Theatre in an ad for a popcorn machine that was published in the May, 1917, issue of Photoplay (result 4 of 5 for Yale– page 155.) There’s a bit of Art Nouveau decoration on the building.

raybradley on March 15, 2011 at 12:32 pm

Thanks, Joe, what a fun picture to see.

raybradley on March 15, 2011 at 12:46 pm

Page 80 in ‘WASHINGTON COUNTY, THEN and NOW’ (posted by Joe Vogel) says the Yale (AKA-Rex) Theatre was located on 304 SE Dewey Ave. Location is now a clothing store.

raybradley on March 15, 2011 at 12:52 pm

This is a modern day view of SE Dewey & Frank Phillips Blvd. The former Yale (AKA-Rex) Theatre was inside the red brick bldg on the left.
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Trolleyguy on September 14, 2019 at 7:51 am

There is a Theater Bartlesville at the adjacent address of 312 which has live performances. How much of the former movie theatre is incorporated into this space is unknown.

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