Weekend Reflections – Spotlight Theater

Spotlight Theater Window

The Spotlight Theater is an attractive (it could use some paint) art deco building, designed by Bruce Goff, from the 1920’s situated on Riverside Drive just across the street from the River Parks. In all the years I have been running I have never seen the lights on. Not because the building is abandoned but because they are open only on the weekends. One day last Fall though people were there and the lights were on.


The theater has hosted “The Drunkard” every Saturday night since 1953. Supposedly it is the longest running play in America according to their web site.

Check out Tasha Does Tulsa for her report on the Spotlight Theater.

Weekend Reflections.

12 thoughts on “Weekend Reflections – Spotlight Theater

  1. GW Bill Miller

    This is a very interesting photo of the old theater. I have never seen it lit up from the inside. Back in the late 1960s I was part of a Barbershop quartet that sang on their Olio several times.

  2. Impulsive Addict

    What? I don’t even know about this place. How can I be called a Tulsan?

    Tasha does Tulsa sounds like a porn star. I’ll have to check her out. {Not in a lesbian kind of way though}

  3. Leedslass

    Lovely first shot and for Catherine’s information The Mousetrap opened in London in 1958 and has run continuously since then. To my mind this beats The Drunkard in that TD is played on Saturdays only whereas TM is a six days a week “gig”. “Who done it” -I know not, the Brits are obviously good at keeping secrets:-)

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