Castle Theatre

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Built: 1941 | Abandoned: 2016
Status: Endangered
Contributor: • Preservation Oklahoma
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Construction of the Castle Theatre was started in the fall of 1941. The building was to be a 1000-seat theater made of Mayes County native stone and designed to resemble a castle. The building withstood the damage of the destructive Pryor Tornado of April 27th, 1942. In May 1958 the building was remodeled and donated to the City of Pryor. For almost 60 years, the facility was used for proms, school & family reunions, weddings, and teen recreational activities. In 2016, the theatre suffered major leak damage and had an uncertain future. (Photo by Lauren Durbin)

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