Yale Theater

227 SW 25th Street,
Oklahoma City, OK 73109

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Architects: C.J. Hancock

Firms: Parr & Aderhold

Functions: Event Center, Movies

Styles: Art Deco

Previous Names: Capitol Hill Theater

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 405.249.6859

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Yale Theater, Oklahoma City, 1950's

Located in the Capitol Hill area, the Capitol Hill Theater originally opened in 1911 with 500 seats. It was enlarged to 800 seats when it was remodeled in 1946 to the plans of architectural firm Parr & Aderhold. It most recently served as a venue for professional wrestling. In November 2020 it reopened as an event center which also is equipped to screen movies.

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Recent comments (view all 32 comments)

Cimarron on January 20, 2011 at 1:13 pm


Not sure of current status of Yale, I no longer reside in OKC but,
I went by there a couple years back and it looked to be closed as well as several of the near by buildings and stores. Unfortunately,
the entire area was in a state of decline. I did go into google earth and took a look see and there are some indication of it being used for something but, could not read the letters on the marque.

Yes, it was really cool in the 50’s!

Cimarron on January 22, 2011 at 11:52 am

Glad to see that the building is in use. Party House, it was kind of
a party house working with my other teen friends as we had a lot of fun at that theatre and even got paid.
Thanks Chuck!

raybradley on March 28, 2011 at 7:22 am

To see a 1951 look at the Yale Theatre when “FLAME and the ARROW” and “WHITE TOWER” were playing go to below link and type in “200 w commerce street"
View link

RGN5SPA on August 4, 2011 at 8:15 pm

My dad used to work at this theater in the late 60 to early 70s as well as the Riviera Drive in projectionist for Both theaters at the time.

Cimarron on August 5, 2012 at 5:34 pm

RGN5SPA, if you see this note, clik on the photos tab at top of page to see Yale Projector Rm photo I added. The machines would have been in use at the time your dad was Yale Projectionist.

Cimarron on January 11, 2014 at 4:10 pm

1950’s Yale pic. added to photo section.

Cimarron on March 5, 2014 at 3:44 pm

Early 1900’s pic of Yale added to Photo Section. Click on pic and enlarge to best view Yale in this pic.

Cimarron on March 5, 2014 at 4:05 pm

Wow, Looks like Bonnie and Clyde’s old car…Could that be them crossing street in that photo?

kpdennis on July 27, 2017 at 1:43 pm

New developments for the Yale: http://www.okctalk.com/content.php?r=407-Plans-revealed-for-renovation-of-historic-Capitol-Hill-theater

RGN5SPA on May 9, 2018 at 10:59 am

Cimarron, thanks for the picture, my have things changed guess they use some kind of super HD/blueray disk now no more film and que marks to. Remind you to change projectors. My dad ran yale and the Riverarea theater for a few years his name was Toy if anyone Remembers him and no it’s not misspelled he’s name is really Toy he has since passed.

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