Aug 13, 201202:00 PMHoneybee Mama
Kids Film Festival at Circle Cinema
Did you know Tulsa has its own non-profit independent movie theatre? Well we do! Circle Cinema is located at 12 South Lewis, across from Zeiglers Frame Store.
It may not be the first or most fancy movie theatre in Tulsa, but it's the oldest one still standing, and has even been placed on the National Register of Historic Places! How cool is that? The history of Circle Cinema is rich and fascinating and we are really privileged to have such an interesting piece of time preserved.
Right now, they're having the Beat The Heat KidsFirst! Free Film Festival, and last week, my dad (Grampa Roger) invited us to join him for a show!
The architecture of the building is cool, with inlaid glass all around.
Inside, the building has a real industrial feel with beautiful exposed brick.
We were running a little late, so we hurried to try to quietly sneak into the small theatre.
Since the show was free, I treated us to some gourmet popcorn and drinks. They also have coffee and espresso drinks and mini hamburgers! Killer concession stand if you ask me!
The lobby is spacious and filled with tables and chairs to sit and enjoy your snacks if you're there before you show starts...or if you're just too sad to leave after your show and want to stick around!
The art on the wall is more than just space filler for the walls. The Circle Cinema Gallery is filled with local artwork and there are regular art openings to attend.
We got a kick out of checking out the old projector on display.
There are also lots of pictures and newspaper clippings that show what the Circle was in its prime.
Out front there is a walk of fame, with plaques of famous Oklahomans which is fun to stroll through and read.
This week is the last of the KidsFirst Free Film Festival, so check it out! Shows are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 3:00pm.
For a grown-up date night, check out the Featured Films now showing. Circle Cinema is the only place in town where you'll see many independent films often not shown in the bigger theatres!
See you around town!