LASR.net Homepage




Menu


Orpheum Theatre


category : Historic Theatres
Orpheum Theatre Entertainment came of age in Okmulgee as a result of oil money. Okmulgee was home to two Vaudeville theatres, one of which still stands today. The Orpheum Theatre has undergone renovation and features first run movies and special events today.

The Cook Theatre was built by L.H.D. Cook (opening in 1921) who kept busy in the business end of vaudeville. The three story building had double-stacked balconies with a divider, lounges upstairs and boxes built into the downstairs walls. The stage had trap doors and elevators leading to the basement. Cook changed the name to the Orpheum when he signed a contract with the Orpheum Vaudeville Circuit to bring in traveling shows.


Address: 206-210 West 7th Street

Come visit us in Okmulgee, Oklahoma

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Historic Churches

Episcopal Church - Built in 1902, the building was originally the home of the Methodist Church and remained so until 1911, when it was purchased by the Episcopal Church for the sum of $2,000. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Okmulgee, OK Historic Churches


"Skyscraper"

The Commerce Building, Okmulgee's Skycraper, was built by the Commerce Investment Company in 1921

Okmulgee, OK Historic Buildings

Oil Mansions

Okmulgee is very uncommon. Steeped in history, Okmulgee is home to an eclectic mix of people, buildings, and cultures. Oilmen and money carved Okmulgee out of terra cotta and stone. The city boasts some of the finest architecture and architectural details in the state.

Okmulgee, OK Historic Homes

Okmulgee Golf Course

For golfers, Okmulgee Country Club's course is open to the public on weekdays. Established in 1920 with a "very average" course, the country club now boasts of having one of the better 9-hole courses in the state. It is an attractive course benefiting from an aggressive tree planting program.

Okmulgee, OK Golf Courses

Okmulgee Library

The Okmulgee Public Library, organized in 1907 by a local women's civic organization, was incorporated in 1910, and became a department of the City in 1914. The present Library building, the result of $100,000 in bonds voted for library purposes, was dedicated May 27, 1922

Okmulgee, OK Historic Buildings

Things to do Historic Theatres near Okmulgee, OK