Dunkin Theatre

207 E. Broadway Street,
Cushing, OK 74023

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Previously operated by: Carmike Cinemas

Functions: Movies (First Run)

Styles: Art Deco

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 918.725.1000

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Dunkin Theatre, Cushing, OK

This theatre is located in downtown Cushing, OK. It was a first run movie theatre operated by Carmike Cinemas. Thankfully, Carmike didn’t screw it up in an attempt to “modernize” it.

It opened on March 31, 1926 and is completely intact. The balcony is still there, too; however, Oklahoma state law prohibits its use. This theatre was still the community gathering place making it the hub of Cushing. Excellent picture and sound quality! It was closed due to ‘earthquake damage’ in November 2016. In 2019 it is under restoration. It was reopened on May 27, 2021.

Contributed by Brent Clark

Recent comments (view all 18 comments)

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on July 13, 2010 at 3:41 pm

Great looking picture,Chuck 1231.

TLSLOEWS on July 13, 2010 at 3:53 pm

Nice photos and its still open thats great.

Driveintheatre2001 on February 14, 2012 at 9:14 pm

Wondering what kind of law would prevent the use of the balcony… ? Interesting..


DavidDynamic on February 15, 2012 at 12:09 am

Just Googled to check out what law might be involved on the balcony usage. Nothing jumped out. Did find much info on the luxury seating and service in the balcony of the Warren Theater in Moore, a section of Oklahoma City. They charge a premium for oversize seating and table food service with alcoholic beverages—therefore no one under 21 y.o. is allowed in this seating area. So, maybe the Dunkin balcony is structurally deficient or fails to meet some public safety codes.

ThisChick17 on August 30, 2012 at 10:15 pm

I work at this theater, it seems to be a reoccurring comment about the balcony and state laws, but to clear things up for anyone interested, the balcony is actually closed because our projector is uncased and set up there. If we were to open the balcony up to the public it would be a danger to our equipment when there are little kids running around and it would cost much to much to post someone up there and pay them to watch it when we could much more simply leave it closed to the public. Hope I helped.

Will Dunklin
Will Dunklin on June 24, 2014 at 6:08 am

DavidDynamic: speaking as an architect interested in old theatres, it’s not unusual in old halls to have fewer exits, or types of exits, from the balcony than is currently allowable. No one in theatre design or codes enforcement has ever forgotten the tragedy of the Iroquois Theatre fire (Chicago) even 100 years later. So yes, if there’s the slightest hint of danger to the audience, the balcony will be closed to the public. Sad but better safe than sorry.

rivest266 on January 1, 2017 at 11:55 am

This is now closed. Its Facebook reports that it was damaged in November.

dallasmovietheaters on October 12, 2019 at 11:31 am

Restoring and received a grant with a deadline to reopen of Jan. 1, 2020.

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