Through striking visuals, compelling writing and inspirational performance, movies bring to life stories that can entertain, shock and make us feel limitless. Major blockbusters and curated independent films alike have the unique ability to lead us on new adventures without ever leaving our seat.
2221 Exchange Ave • Oklahoma City
Located in Stockyards City, this art house movie theatre screens a curated rotation of independent films, even the latest and greatest from Oklahoma’s budding local filmmakers. It also frequently hosts filmmakers from around the country for Q&A and meet-and-greets.
700 W Sheridan Ave • Oklahoma City
A hub for cinematic happenings in the 1930s, Oklahoma City’s Film Row was home to major Hollywood studios like Warner Brothers, Paramount and MGM. True to its creative roots, it’s now a thriving center of artistry, design and local shops, including a second Rodeo Cinema location.
NEARBY: The Jones Assembly, Perets Dessert & Coffee Bar, 21c Museum Hotel
130 W Main St • Ada
When it’s not hosting live music performances, you can always count on Ada’s historic theatre to screen beloved classic movies suitable for all audiences. Patrons can find popcorn and other refreshments in the lobby. Built in the 1920s, McSwain Theatre sure knows how to entertain!
NEARBY: Chokma’si Gallery, Arbuckle Craft Coffee, Aldridge Café
OKLAHOMA CITY MUSEUM OF ART
415 Couch Dr • Oklahoma City
Home to central Oklahoma’s community-based, mission-driven art house cinema, the OKCMOA’s renowned Samuel Roberts Noble Theatre screens the finest international, independent, documentary and classic films. Here you’re likely to catch films you later see at the Oscars.
NEARBY: Clarity Coffee, Bar Arbolada, Patrono
425 NW 23rd St • Oklahoma City
Located in the seated balcony of the fully restored, original theatre, Tower Cinema offers a one-of-a-kind moviegoing experience with a mix of classic, independent and fan favorite film screenings. Snacks include popcorn, candy and a full bar!
NEARBY: Pizzeria Gusto, Guyutes, Ponyboy
CHICKASAW CULTURAL CENTER
867 Cooper Memorial Dr • Sulphur
First American stories are told through the art of film in the newly renovated Anoli’ Theater, featuring new lighting, technology upgrades and an expanded stage where each year the Cultural Center hosts its Holba’ Pisachi’ Native Film Festival, with documentaries, feature films, discussion panels and more.
MYRIAD BOTANICAL GARDENS
301 W Reno Ave • Oklahoma City
SONIC Summer Movie Nights return to Devon Lawn on Wednesdays in June and July. Bring chairs or a blanket to picnic or enjoy a variety of local food trucks and vendors on-site. The event is free and open to all ages. Get a taste of outdoor films before the deadCenter Film Festival in June.
NEARBY: Sheraton Oklahoma City Downtown, Tellers, Scissortail Park
THE PARAMOUNT OKC
701 W Sheridan Ave • Oklahoma City
Housing Rodeo Cinema’s Film Row location, this historic landmark was once the distribution center for Paramount Pictures from the early 1920s to the mid 1950s. Midwestern theatre owners would come here to pick upcoming films, pick up promotional materials and purchase concessions.
NEARBY: FlashBack RetroPub OKC, Angry Scotsman Brewing, Joey’s
429 E California Ave • Oklahoma City
With stadium seats and Oklahoma City’s largest screen, Harkins Theater in Bricktown is the place to experience Hollywood’s latest blockbusters. Don’t forget Tuesday Night Classics, a special presentation of classic films brought back to the big screen.
NEARBY: Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill, Yucatan Taco Stand, Bricktown Comedy Club
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Chosen CNN’s top travel destination for Oklahoma in 2014, the Chickasaw Cultural Center is one of the largest, most comprehensive tribal cultural centers in the United States. Come celebrate, embrace and share the heritage that binds the Chickasaw Nation together.
Built in 1920 as a home for silent films and vaudeville acts, the McSwain Theatre in Ada, Oklahoma, has been a diverse entertainment venue for years. Today, the historic structure plays hosts to concerts, movies and more.
Located in OKC’s Stockyards City, this unique nonprofit art house movie theatre is screening the best of the best in independent film. A show here would make a fantastic complement to date night or a weekend afternoon of enjoying the district’s shops and restaurants.
In the 1930s, Oklahoma City's Film Row was a hotbed of cinematic happenings, with film exchanges from major Hollywood studios like Warner Brothers, Paramount and MGM calling the area home. Today, Film Row still stays true to its creative roots and is a thriving center of artistry, design and local entrepreneurship.
The Paramount OKC, the historic Paramount Pictures Building on Film Row, is an intimate black-box theatre and the home to Rodeo Cinema on Film Row. Keep an eye on exciting events happening in the district and upcoming screenings to enjoy!
The Oklahoma City Museum of Art is home to one of the world's largest, most comprehensive collections of Chihuly glass, with a 55-foot, multi-colored Chihuly tower greeting visitors as they enter the museum's atrium.
The Myriad Botanical Gardens act as a lush, landscaped oasis in the heart of downtown Oklahoma City. The recently remodeled gardens’ 17 acres draw everyone from concert goers to families to those just looking to enjoy the natural environment.
If it's entertainment you're looking for, then there's no better place than Bricktown. This former warehouse district now features the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark, a mile-long canal with water taxis and dozens of restaurants, clubs and venues.
Tower Theatre has been one of the crown jewels of Oklahoma City since 1931. Over the years, people from all across the state have sat in these historic seats for the debuts of “Cleopatra,” “The Sound of Music” and other cinematic classics. Today, the space acts as a premier concert space in the Uptown 23rd District and also screens both new and vintage films. Get ready for a jam-packed event season!
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