New sign, Black Lives Matter banner hang from newly renamed Tulsa Theater

VIDEO: Newly renamed Tulsa Theater hangs Black Lives Matter banner

TULSA, Okla. — Formerly the Brady Theater, the Tulsa Theater unveiled its newly restored sign Thursday along with a banner supporting Black Lives Matter.

Theater owner Peter Mayo says that with the current political climate, he felt like it was important to show support for the movement.

He expects the banner to be up for at least a week, weather permitting.

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The decision to change the theater’s name from Brady to Tulsa came in December 2018 after the street it sits on was renamed from M.B. Brady Street to Reconciliation Way.

The “Brady” name came from W. Tate Brady whose complicated legacy includes ties to the Ku Klux Klan.

The local chapter of Black Lives Matters says they are very proud of Tulsa Theater for hanging the banner, and they hope other businesses do the same thing.