The Sooner Theatre is closed due to the COVID-19 closures.
The Sooner Theatre opened her doors for the first time in 1929 as the first movie theatre in the region built to show "talking pictures." Local architect Harold Gimeno spared no expense while building the Spanish Gothic-style building, spending over $200,000 to appoint the Sooner Theatre with such fineries as mosaic tile, Italian marble, a special ladies' lounge, a soundproof cry-room, even refrigerated air and cooled water fountains. Today, the theatre is owned by the city of Norman and managed by the staff of the Sooner Theatre of Norman, Inc. The Sooner Theatre is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and offers year-round events including in-house musical theatre productions, concerts by nationally touring groups, special events and more.