A collection of forgotten theaters
discovered in my travels
I passed through Cheyenne, Oklahoma to avoid the Interstate for a few hundred miles between Oklahoma City and Amarillo, TX. Cheyenne is almost at the exact half-way point between the East and West Coasts.
It is also close to the Battle of Washita site where Gen. George Custer led his soldiers on a murderous winter-night raid against a Cheyenne encampment of mostly peaceful, children and women, killing over 100.
The town is more than 100 miles from any city, about 65 miles from an Interstate Hwy, and has been shrinking for decades. Now, nearly every store on the main street is abandoned. Someone tried to renovate this beautiful deco movie theater, but stopped– probably several years ago. Not much of a future for little Cheyenne, except for people who want to visit sites of America’s great massacres.