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November 20, 2013

Warren Theatre larger than life survivor of storm

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MOORE —

The city of Moore staff have been key in the economic development that brought the Warren to town.

“There is a real relationship between the city of Moore, the officials of Moore and Warren Theatres and myself and the employees,” he said. “It started out as business, but it’s a personal relationship now.”

Building the theater strong was a decision Warren is happy about.

“I knew that area had had a tornado before,” he said. “Most theaters don’t own their own buildings. We own our property. Besides making it more luxurious, it made sense to make it stronger, and that paid off. We’ve always done tornado drills and that paid off. I’m really really proud of my managers and staff. It did save lives, no doubt about it.”∆

 

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