Cox Convention Center
(Mike Allen)

Who knew you could turn a convention center into a movie studio? Apparently a new local production studio called Prairie Surf Media did and plans to do just that with the Cox Convention Center. While not quite in the dilapidated state depicted in my comic above, the Cox Convention Center has seen very little use recently, for obvious reasons. With the new Oklahoma City Convention Center nearing the end of its construction, the Cox Center likely will soon see even less.

This could be a great reuse of the facility if it comes to fruition, but I wonder about the demand for something like this right now. I’m not exactly a Hollywood insider, but this studio will be in Oklahoma, and with the industry falling on tough times during the pandemic, it seems like the Cox Convention Center would be a little ways down the pecking order as far as studios go. Perhaps this kind of thing is exactly what smaller productions would be looking for, though. Who knows? It’s exciting in any case, if nothing else other than giving a giant part of downtown some proper use. I’m looking forward to seeing what they can do.

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School 2020: Arts and crafts more like arts and masks
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Kevin Stitt quarantine: Rest up, governor
PPP helps keep the proverbial pizza cooking
Imagine masks: Stitt starts fashion fad to emphasize eyebrows
Mike Gundy has shirt problems
Coronavirus spike: There’s still a pandemic out there
Safety and cleanliness are priorities for Election Day
Remember to put yourself in someone else’s shoes
Them boys from Oklahoma roll their joints all wrong
Pour yourself an age and wisdom on the rocks
All the government Oklahoma could ever want
Open sesame: Kevin Stitt and the 40 mayors
Parents agree: The Easter bunny is an essential worker
Bad news for Cheetos: Our behaviors are changing
Quarantine quandary: Are your pets sick of you yet?
Quarantine: A rear window into our worried minds