Avon Theatre

118 E. Main Street,
Shawnee, OK 74801

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Previously operated by: Griffith Amusement Company

Architects: Jack M. Corgan, William J. Moore Jr.

Firms: Corgan & Moore

Functions: Retail

Styles: Streamline Moderne

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Avon Theatre  118 E. Main Street, Shawnee, OK...1935.

No matter how unique the original theatre design, after Griffith Theatres got ahold of them the structure seemed to always get remodeled into the same "cookie cutter" look. The Avon Theatre was one of those theatres to the plans of architectural firm Corgan & Moore.

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seymourcox on August 28, 2007 at 1:45 pm

Take a look at the ho-hum Avon Theatre auditorium and facade by typing in word “avon”, go search,
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raybradley on March 25, 2011 at 10:16 pm

At 118 E. Main St. the former Avon Theatre lingers on,
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DMyers on March 22, 2013 at 1:14 pm

Sometime c. 1939-1940 my uncle, Roy Norman, managed the Avon theater. He also worked simultaneously for the Bison and another – my mom always called them the ABC theaters, and I thought the 3rd one was the Criterion. Avon, Bison and Criterion. Was the Ritz formerly the Criterion or do I have the facts screwy? Does anyone know? They were all within two blocks walking distance of the family home (200 block of N Philadelphia – now a church.)

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