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Paramount Theatre
Abilene, TX
The Paramount Theatre was built in an atmospheric style to resemble a Spanish/Moorish courtyard. It features a 90 foot tall marquee. The theatre opened in 1930 and closed in the mid-1970s. It reopened briefly in 1979 as a country music venue. The theatre was saved from demolition in 1984. Restoration begin in 1985 and it reopened in 1987. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

Rialto Theatre
Alice, TX
Granada Theatre
Alpine, TX
The Rialto Theatre opened in 1948 as the Alice Theatre. It was renamed during a later remodeling. The theatre has been abandoned for many years. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

The Granada Theatre was built in 1928. It has been closed for decades. However, the sign is lit at night. The letters on the sign were probably backlit opal glass originally. For more, see this website. [map]

Paramount Theatre
Amarillo, TX
The Paramount Theatre opened in 1932 and closed in the mid-1970s. The interior was converted into office space and a parking garage. Some of the original details remain. In 1977, the original blade sign was put in storage. In 2006, it was restored and reinstalled. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Anson Theatres:
Palace Theatre

Archer City Theatres:
Royal Theatre: 1, 2

Arlington Theatre
Arlington, TX
Ritz Theatre
Austin, TX
State Theatre
Austin, TX
The Arlington Theatre opened in 1950. In 1994, the theatre became a live performance venue and the name was changed to the Arlington Music Hall. In 2010, the building was renovated. The neon sign is original. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

The Ritz Theatre opened in 1929 and closed in 1964. In the 1970s, there were short-lived uses as an adult theatre and as a music venue. Since the 1980s, the theatre was used as a bar and rock club. In 2007, the Ritz was renovated for use as a movie theatre and reopened as the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

The State Theatre was built in 1935 as a movie theatre. Since 1994, the theatre has been used for live performances. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Paramount Theatre
Austin, TX
The Paramount Theatre is right next door to the State Theatre. It was designed by John Eberson and built in 1915 as the Majestic Theatre. The theatre was renamed the Paramount in 1930. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Texas Theatre
Ballinger, TX
Bay Theatre
Baytown, TX
The Texas Theatre was probably built in the 1910s. It was originally known as the Palace Theatre. The original Texas Theatre was destroyed by fire in 1962. So this theatre was probably renamed after that. It has been closed for many years. For more, see this website. [map]

The Bay Theatre was designed by Leon C. Kyburz and built in 1942. It closed in 1964 and has been converted into a church. For more, see this website. [map]

Brunson Theatre
Baytown, TX
The Brunson Theatre was designed by Leon C. Kyburz and opened in 1949. It has been closed for many years and the interior has been gutted. The city bought the theatre in 1997 with plans to turn it into a performing arts center. These photos are from 2011. In 2016, the building remains boarded up. For more, see this website. [map]

Jefferson Theatre
Beaumont, TX
The Jefferson Theatre was designed by Emile Weil and opened in 1927 as part of the Saenger chain. The theatre has been restored and still has its original Robert Morton organ. It is now used as a performing arts center. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Rialto Theatre
Beeville, TX
The Rialto Theatre was built in 1922 as the Hall Brothers Theatre. In the 1930s, the theatre was remodeled in the Art Moderne style. The theatre closed in 1986 and has been closed since then. There has been a lot of restoration work in recent years but the theatre was still vacant in 2011. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. For more, see this website. [map]

State Theatre
Big Spring, TX
The State Theatre was built around 1942. It has been closed for many years. For more, see this website. [map]

Rex Theatre
Borger, TX
Morley Theatre
Borger, TX
The Rex Theatre was built in the 1920s. This Art Deco styling came later. The marquee and sign are also missing now. The building now houses a hair salon and a dance studio. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

The Morley Theatre was built in 1947. It fell into disrepair in the 1980s. In 2002, the theatre was restored and reopened as a movie theatre. For more, see this website. [map]

Texas Theatre
Bronte, TX
Rialto Theatre
Brownfield, TX
The Texas Theatre is a quonset hut building made from cinderblock with a tin roof. It now houses the Cowboy Church. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

The Rialto Theatre was built in 1925. The building is now used as a church. For more, see this website. [map]

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