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Center Theatre

124 S Wilson St, Vinita, OK

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This theater opened in 1922 as the Lyric Theatre and had only one screen. It has been renovated and now has three screens. The first floor facade has been extensive remodeled, but the upper section appears to be close to original. The date carved in stone near the top of the parapet behind the sign says 1920. So I wonder which date really represents when the theater opened.

A simple marquee has been added with the large vertical multi-colored neon "Center" on each side has been restored. The sign has two stars at the bottom and four near the top.

Photos: 2016



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