Wed July 15, 2009
The 81st Birthday of Tulsa's Always-Active Circle Cinema.
By Rich Fisher
Tulsa, Oklahoma – On this edition of StudioTulsa, we chat with Joshua Peck, the late-night programmer for the Circle Cinema in Tulsa (near the corner of Admiral and Lewis). As Peck tells our host Rich Fisher on today's show, the Circle will celebrate its 81st anniversary tonight (the 15th) with a free screening of the early-1970s film, "Oklahoma Crude," starring George C. Scott. Tonight will also feature a book signing of the newly published essay collection, "Sooner Cinema," for which Peck himself contributed a piece. (Moreover, there's an art opening scheduled for this evening in the Circle's gallery/lobby; for more information, visit circlecinema.com.) Peck also has some funny and/or interesting stories to share regarding his work as the Midnight Movie programmer for the Circle. The theater has boasted a monthly Midnight Movie weekend for nearly four years running --- and these shows often attract sell-out crowds. Lastly, Peck tells us about his theater's upcoming all-night "Slumber Party," to happen at the Circle on Saturday the 18th (and into Sunday the 19th). Our show today concludes with a commentary by Connie Cronley. It's called "Outing the Fruit Fly." No kidding.