Old Sunset Theater
Rotunda Butts

Lexington, OK

#1 Jul 12, 2012
Does anyone know what is going on with the old vacant Sunset Theater in downtown Westville? Weeks ago I drove thru town while some work was going on with the doors and the marquee. Then it stopped. I asked some people around town & get different answers. Some say it was just minor work to keep it from being a safety hazard & others say someone bought it to reopen it again. How is that possible in this bad economy & in a small place like Westville? Then, some gal claimed the theater was haunted by a chupacabra. I don't see how that fits in with anything! Anyway, what is a chupacabra? Just wondered if anyone knew what is going on with the theater.
Anonymous

Tulsa, OK

#2 Jul 13, 2012
It has been purchased and they re hoping to reopen
lol
#3 Jul 15, 2012
Rotunda Butts wrote:
Does anyone know what is going on with the old vacant Sunset Theater in downtown Westville? Weeks ago I drove thru town while some work was going on with the doors and the marquee. Then it stopped. I asked some people around town & get different answers. Some say it was just minor work to keep it from being a safety hazard & others say someone bought it to reopen it again. How is that possible in this bad economy & in a small place like Westville? Then, some gal claimed the theater was haunted by a chupacabra. I don't see how that fits in with anything! Anyway, what is a chupacabra? Just wondered if anyone knew what is going on with the theater.
Chupacabra is a half dog looking creature that is making its way here from Mexico.
Rotunda Butts

Lexington, OK

#4 Jul 15, 2012
Amazing! Since someone is reopening the theater, it may be a business other than as a movie-house. One wonders if a movie-house could be a success in this struggling economy & in a town this size.

My Dad told me years ago he used to take his dates to the movies at the Sunset Theater when he was a student at Westville High School in the 1950s & early 1960s. He even told us kids of the time he was at the movies when a local prostitute was in the theater (plying her trade in the dark!) when she had a heart attack & died on the theater floor. Dad said that when the ambulance men came that the woman was stuck solid to the gummy, syrupy floor. Being a woman of considerable heft probably added to the problem too. They got her unstuck & out of there. And that was Dad's recollection of the Sunset Theater in the 1950s.

“Buster Goudeis”

Since: Jul 12

Lexington, OK

#5 Jul 16, 2012
Hey, I remember my Aunt Sasparilla telling me & my brother a story about a whore who died in the old Sunset Theater back in the early 1960s. She said she & her friends were sitting in the movie & saw this happen about five rows ahead of them. But I always thought it was a story she made up. It was so strange, I thought it wasn't true. That is, until I saw this posting. What a way to go out! Stuck to the theater floor!
Bunny Lipschitz

United States

#6 Sep 12, 2012
Strange story. So I axed my Dad about it and he said as a kid he remembered hearing about some prostitute who had a heart attack in the old Sunset Theater and died on the floor. It was about 1959 he thinks. But he doesn't recall much else. I mean, about that incident. Well, sometimes he doesn't remember too much else either, for that matter.
Doctor DeMento

United States

#7 Sep 25, 2012
I'm in my 70s now & used to go to the Sunset Theater a lot with my pals when I was a kid. Saw a lot of horror movies. And a lot of couples making out. But never heard anything about a fat prostitute dying in the theater. I think it was just false gossip or an urban legend. And a bizarre & weird one at that. But what do I know?!! Does anyone else know any more about this?

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