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Capitol crumble

Those creatures and some of their brethren are on the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s list of endangered species in Oklahoma, but the Capitol building made the 2014 list for Most Endangered Historic Places compiled each year by Preservation Oklahoma Inc. The group can’t do much for the bat or the beetle, but it does

Center stage

Although the property’s new owner, Kestrel Investments Management Corporation, has plans to seek a demolition permit in November, hope still exists to somehow save the building described last year in Architectural Record as a “love-it-or-hate-it” structure. For decades, the now-defunct theater — complete with its concrete forms, brightly colored steel ramps and large corrugated metal

Reel change

Brian Hearn Photo: Heather Brown The upgrades were made in order to remain in the “mix of contemporary, global art cinema,” said Brian Hearn, OKCMOA film curator. Hearn said he and the museum’s film program team began funding for the upgrades in 2011 with a “Projection Perfection” campaign. Donations from private family foundations and everyday

Crumbling Capitol

Oklahoma State Capitol Credit: Shannon Cornman That’s why they’ve been included on this year’s list of Oklahoma’s Most Endangered Historic Places. Preservation Oklahoma Inc., a private nonprofit, unveiled its 2013 selections April 10 during a presentation at the Capitol. Gov. Mary Fallin attended the event, thanking Preservation Oklahoma for including the Capitol on its list.

Monster mash

The Phantom of the Opera7:30 p.m. Thursday Lon Chaney’s name is forever associated with 1925’s The Phantom of the Opera, and for good reason: It’s one of the great performances in silent films. I don’t care how old you are or how many times you’ve seen it: When Christine (Mary Philbin) unmasks the Phantom 38

Boxed in

Box, a developer and owner of The Greens Country Club, said he has has few alternatives in connection with the sacred dome, which long ago lost its glistening golden look of yesteryear. His top options include the sale of the property or its demolition. Box is losing $10,000 a month on the old, vacant bank

The Hills have eyes

To promote historic preservation within Oklahoma City, what better way than to see some examples firsthand? For more than four decades, Heritage Hills has held a self-guided tour of some of the historic neighborhood’s homes and gardens to do just that. Its 46th annual tour takes place Saturday and Sunday, featuring five private homes, as

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