Welcome to       Film Row

Film Row, a small section of the Arts District, has significant history in Oklahoma City's film industry. In the 1930's, Film Row was home to notable film companies: Paramount Pictures, MGM, Universal, Fox and Warner Brothers. Today, businesses in Film Row focus around the arts, design and film. Film Row is a destination for nightlife, design, great dining, and rich history in the heart of Oklahoma City.

Location

Bordered by:

north: NW 1st Street - Colcord Drive

east: S Walker Avenue

south: SW 2nd Street

west: Classen Boulevard

What to Expect

Historically significant Film Row (also known as Film Exchange District) offers residents a downtown urban vibe featuring: busy nightlife, modern cocktail lounges, live music and close proximity to many favorite downtown attractions.

What You'll Love

Film Row is close to many major districts and attractions around Downtown OKC. You'll love the urban environment, artistic community, live music events, great nightlife and rich history.

Amenities

Attractions in Film Row: The Jones Assembly, 21c Museum Hotel,  FlashBack RetroPub and more.

Nearby Attractions: Myriad Botanical Gardens, Civic Center Music Hall, Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Metropolitan Library System, Paycom Center, Scissortail Park, Wheeler Ferris wheel and more.

Nearby Neighborhoods and Districts: 

Arts District

Strawberry Fields

City Center

Ironworks District

SoSA Heights

Midtown

History

By the 1930s, West Sheridan Avenue (formerly Grand Avenue) was the destination for theater owners looking to screen and lease films for their movie houses. Almost all of the studio offices had moved to this stretch of Sheridan Avenue earning its nickname “Film Row." It became one of 35 film distribution centers across the country, home to notable film companies like Paramount Pictures, MGM, Universal, Fox and Warner Brother up until the 1980s. Oklahoma City’s close proximity to rail lines and its density, made it an ideal hub for the regional distribution and exchange of motion pictures. But it wasn’t just the movie industry that made Film Row noteworthy. The distinctive design of many of the buildings further enhanced Film Row’s unique character. Film Row is listed on the National Register of Historic places as “Film Exchange Historic District”. It received this recognition for being the best remaining example of a grouping of film industry-related buildings from the first half of the twentieth century in Oklahoma City. It features excellent examples of small Art Deco commercial buildings and one notable example of a small Art Modeme commercial building, as well as early examples of Commercial Style architecture.

Source: artsdistrictokc.com

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