Harber/Cooper Theater

Designed by Boller & Lusk
late 1940s
19 N. Robinson, OKC

The Cooper Foundation Theaters bought the old Liberty Theater, which was constructed in 1915, in the late 1940s:

Immediately, the company hired Boller & Lusk to redesign and modernize the grand building.  The newly renamed Harber lost its original façade and lobby in favor of a more modern look and when Cinerama equipment was installed in 1953, and the theater was renamed the Cooper.

In 1975, the still-profitable theater closed, a victim of Urban Renewal.  Here’s the still gleaming building shortly before it was demolished: