Looking outside I am reminded of this cold, stormy morning at Eastern Point Lighthouse in Gloucester, MA a few weeks back.
Going through a storm? So grateful in Jesus's promise: "my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid." Hope you have a week full of peace.
Don't forget my 2019 Oklahoma Calendars are now on sale to help support the Karis Adoption Fund. Deets in my profile. They make awesome Christmas presents.
HELLO IT ME. I'm back from Colorado, sad to not be in the mountains anymore but so so happy to be home. It was a much-needed break and a breath of fresh air in the middle of a crazy photography season. I didn't pick up my camera once or worry about being a photographer; I just enjoyed the fall scenery with my actual eyeballs and captured the highlights with my little phone. I'll be back in the office tomorrow so if you're waiting to hear from me, be on the lookout! Can't wait to catch up and get back to work 🤘🏻
feeling sentimental today - this week last year I was flying to New York with @cortmcclure + @emilynsmall to help design and coordinate this incredible castle wedding. a week I will truly never forget. feeling so grateful I was able to learn and create with @cortmcclure before starting Ivory Rose!
Circle Cinema (10. S Lewis) - Opened in the summer of 1928, Circle Theater was the newest edition to the already popular Whittier Square shopping center found along the original highway 66 (Route 66). The theater was housed inside the Chilton Building along with nine apartments above the theater and a storefront beside the theater entrance.
In the age of the ‘silent screen’ a pipe organ accompanied the moving pictures but with ‘talkies’ on the rise the pipe organ was extracted and sold to the Tulsa Scottish Rite in 1931.
By 1932 Route 66 was re-routed from Admiral to 11th Street pushing the traffic South and making the Circle a local, neighborhood theater. Within a few years the square marquee was replaced by the one seen in the image above. By the 50s the marquee was again changed to the design we see today.
Throughout the 1960s Circle saw its largest crowds. Interior renovations were underway by 1963.
Only a decade later due to rezoning & the construction of the interstate, access to the theater was all but cut off to moviegoers.
By 1978 the theater was closed and repurposed screening adult films but not without criticism & even picket protests from local organizations.
In the mid ‘90s the theater again was repurposed as a Spanish-learning theater and changed names to Cinema Centro. After a short run the theater was once again up for purchase.
After sitting dark for a decade with “For Sale” on the 1950s crumbling marque, the Circle Cinema Foundation purchased the building in 2002 and began to breathe life back into the oldest standing theater of Tulsa.
By 2003 the theater was put on the National Register of Historic Places & by 2014 the original pipe organ was returned and reinstalled. Today its is once again a flourishing local theater providing all types of films from around the world. Go check out the @tulsaamericanfilmfest happening this weekend to see the @circlecinema for yourself.