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Texas Movie Theatres (page 1)

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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 this website. [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]

Palace Theatre
Anson, TX
Royal Theatre
Archer City, TX
The Palace Theatre has been abandoned for decades. However, the neon sign was restored. Does anyone know when it was built? For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

The Royal Theatre was built in the 1920s. It was devastated by fire in 1965. Restoration work began in 1996. It reopened in 2000 as a performing arts center. For more, see this website. [map]

Arlington Theatre
Arlington, TX
Texan Theatre
Athens, 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 Texan Theatre opened in 1948. It closed in the early 1980s and the roof was missing for decades. In 2018, a new roof was installed and the building was renovated and the sign restored. It is now used as a music venue. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Ritz Theatre
Austin, TX
State Theatre
Austin, TX
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 and films. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Paramount Theatre
Austin, TX
2011: 2018:
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. In 2015, a new blade sign with aluminum panels and LED tubing was installed. It is a recreation of the 1930 original which was removed around 1963. 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
2011: 2018:
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. In 1997, the city bought the theatre with plans to turn it into a performing arts center. The building remains boarded up. The sign was removed in 2018. A new sign and marquee will be built in the "spirit" of the old ones. They will have LED and a digital display. There are plans to turn the interior into business use. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [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 was completely restored in 2003. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. In 2018, the theatre closed for interior repairs. For more, see this website. [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]

Benton:
Beltonian Theatre

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]

Palace Theatre
Brady, TX
The Palace Theatre was built in 1927. It closed in 1955 and became a jewelry store. In 2014, it reopened as a movie theatre. For more, see this website. [map]

Breckenridge:
National Theatre: 1, 2

Texas Theatre
Bronte, TX
Rialto Theatre
Brownfield, TX
The Texas Theatre was in operation by 1940 and closed sometime in the late 1970s. The building is a quonset hut made from cinderblock with a tin roof. It now houses the Coke County Cowboy Church. For more, see this website. [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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