Yale Theater set to return to center stage as Capitol Hill anchor

Published Thursday, July 18, 2019
by Kaylee Terracina

Recently, members of the VeloCityOKC editorial staff sat down with Oklahoma City developer Steve Mason to discuss his renovation of Yale Theater in the Capitol Hill District. Mason and his business partner purchased the theater in December 2016 with plans to bring life back to what was once a premier entertainment venue for residents of south Oklahoma City. Read on for more of Mason’s thoughts about the renovation ahead of Yale Theater’s grand opening later this month.

I'm excited about the vision that we're going to create a gathering place for everyone, especially those of Hispanic heritage.

VeloCity: What can you tell me about the history of Yale Theater?

Mason: This opened as an open-air theater in 1910, just on a lot. And then in 1918, the first theater was built. Then post World War II, it was expanded to this [current structure]. The Capitol family started the theater in 1910 and owned it until the 1970s.

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