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Old 12-05-2007, 12:23 PM
 
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I'm looking for anything and everything on the history of the theatres in Ottawa County. I have worked at the Coleman since 1977 so I'm always looking for stuff on it, but I'm also wanting information on the theatres that are no longer there. Miami had the Glory B and Ottawa, the Tri State and the Sooner Drive In, but Picher had several, I think that Commerce had some, maybe some of the other small towns had a movie house. I'm looking for information, history, photos, former employees, anything, especially on the Miami drive ins and the Picher theatres. Thanks in advance and again, pleased to meet all of you.

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Old 12-05-2007, 05:05 PM
 
Location: Hughes County, Oklahoma
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I really don't know much about Ottawa County, but pleased to meet you too!
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Old 12-05-2007, 07:27 PM
 
Location: Duncan, OK
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Hi! http://bestsmileys.com/waving/5.gif (broken link) And Welcome! We're in Stephen's county so I'm not familiar with the theaters in your area. (We have the Palace Twin here in Duncan )

I was going to recommend Cinema Treasures and STAR Archives as good sites to get info... But I think I may have seen a post by you at Cinema Treasures already!
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Old 12-05-2007, 11:22 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma City area
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I was born in Miami and lived there until I graduated from OSU in 1967.

There was also the Miami Theater but I think it might have been the same site as the Glory B. It was on South Main, on the east side of the street.

The Ottawa was in the same area but on the west side of the street.

My family had a flower, gift and print shop at 125 North Main. (Dixon's)

Two memories.
The Miami was closed but they opened it for a special showing of "Gone With the Wind". I don't recall when or why...maybe some anniversary re-release.

I got really upset with my mother when I was about 6. If you went to all the Saturday westerns at the Ottawa for a certain period of time, you got a free ticket. One Saturday Mother was very busy at work and couldn't take me, so I missed out on my free ticket. That was very important to a six-year-old! The show I missed was a Monte Hale movie.
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Old 12-06-2007, 09:37 AM
 
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Hi again, thanks for the responses!
Thanks for the links LadyRobyn, yes, I've squeezed about everything I can out of those sites although I keep going back to Star Archives to see if there's anything I missed. I've gotten some good pictures from there of the Glory B and the Coleman in Miami, and one of the Plaza Theatre in Picher.

Cindycat, thanks for sharing your memories. I know I would have been upset if I had missed out on a free ticket!
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Old 12-07-2007, 07:32 PM
 
Location: Duncan, OK
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STurner78, I found those two sites while looking up old photos of the Palace Twin here in Duncan. It was pretty *fancy* back in it's heyday!

That is our favorite "Date Night" destination. (So much so that we have never even been to the Carmike. ) General Admission is $4.00 but we like to go on Tuesdays when it is only $2.50 For Ten bucks we can see a movie, get a big popcorn and a soda to share. Fun Times.
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