SBE Chapter 56 Meeting Minutes of September 22, 2021

Program:  History of Tulsa Movie Theaters

Steve Clem presenting “History of Tulsa Movie Theaters”

Steve Clem, recently retired from Public Radio Tulsa, along with Maggie Brown, with the Tulsa Historical Society are co-authors of “Tulsa Movie Theaters,” a book of photographs just now appearing in the Images of America series from Arcadia Publishing. From such beloved downtown motion-picture palaces as the Ritz and the Orpheum; to well-remembered neighborhood theaters like the Brook, the Delman, and the Will Rogers; to various multiplexes like the Fox and the Annex — along with, of course, the city’s earliest vaudeville houses as well as its various drive-ins — this book documents a great many (mostly long-vanished) structures that, each and all, helped to define the life and times of Tulsa over the decades