Nusho Theater

S. Pennsylvania Avenue and E. Court Street,
Mangum, OK 75334

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Nusho Theater

The Nusho Theater was located on the east side of Mangums’s town square and is documented to have been open and showing movies by 1926 and into 1929. It had closed by 1930.

Contributed by Billy Holcomb / Don Lewis

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on April 4, 2016 at 2:29 am

The Nusho was one of four Mangum theaters that changed hands in 1930, according to this item in the June 2 issue of The Film Daily:

“Mangum — Empress and Nusho, sold to Mangum Th. Ent., Inc., by Sam Fringer; Rialto, sold to Pat Duffy by Duffy & Wallace; Temple, sold to Mangum Th. Ent., Inc., by Sam Fringer.”
The Empress Theatre had been around since at least 1916. Mangum had a lot of theater names in the 1910s and 1920s. I’ve found references to the Electric and Lyric (1910), the New Dime on N. Oklahoma Avenue (1914), the Woodrow (at least 1914 into the early 1920s), the Happy Hour, opened October 2, 1915, on the north side of the square, The Yale (1915), the Blue Bird (late 1910s), and the Strand, opened September 27, 1922, at the southwest corner of the square. There might also have been houses called the Palace, the Star, and the Majestic, but the references to them I’ve found are a bit vague.

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