Stovall Theatre - Artistic Neon - Route 66, Sayre. Oklahoma, USA.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita
N 35° 17.483 W 099° 38.299
14S E 441959 N 3905543
Quick Description: The Stovall Theatre has a Marquee sign with the Stovall name in text & a unique Neon Cowboy on a bucking Bronco at the top of the sign. opened in 1950, alongside an old alignment of the Mother Road which passes through downtown Sayre, Oklahoma.
Location: Oklahoma, United States
Date Posted: 3/17/2015 3:41:12 AM
Waymark Code: WMNH8D
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Team Farkle 7
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Long Description:
The Stovall Theatre opened in the 50's alongside the historic Route 66 highway but has been vacant for many years. The building and Neon sign were restored pre 2014. The web site mentioned on the Theatre Marquee does not seem to be active.

Interesting Blog - Relevant to the Stovall Theatre:
"The Stovall was an institution which was born, grew and thrived, and then declined and died before my very eyes. Built, owned and operated by George Stovall, it opened for business June 22, 1950, and provided just about the only entertainment available to young people, and even families, for more than two decades. Of course there were ball games and a few other activities available through the schools but that was about it. The theater was the dominate gathering in town. There were many churches and social groups but there was only one theater. There were surrounding towns and settlements, each with their own schools, social organizations and churches, but there was only one theater. George held sway over the community bringing the world to our little town, thereby laying claim to at least a portion of most of the entertainment dollars, few as they were, which were then available.

He hadn’t always been a theater operator. He became a jobber, involved in the wholesale delivery of gasoline, when he purchased the local Magnolia Oil Company in 1925, along with the Mobil station on South 4th Street. But he moved into the new industry shortly after that. Hollywood was cranking out movies as never before. The industry was converting from silent movies to “talkies” and the public, longing for both entertainment and escapism, was taking to the movies with alacrity. In 1934he built the Rio and claimed his place in the business of theater." Text Source: (visit link)

Current Address:
210 E. Main Street, Sayre, OK 73662

Web site's with photos of the Stovall: (visit link) & (visit link)
Business Name: Stovall Theatre

Business Type: Theater

Physical Address:
210 E. Main Street, Sayre, OK 73662

Web Address: [Web Link]

Condition of Neon Sign: Fully Working Order: Best viewed at night in its full glory!

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