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Texas Movie Theatres (page 2)

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Capitol Theatre
Brownsville, TX
Majestic Theatre
Brownsville, TX
The Capitol Theatre was built in 1928. It has been closed for many years. For more, see this website. [map]

The Majestic Theatre opened in 1949. The interior has been gutted for retail space. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

Lyric Theatre
Brownwood, TX
The Lyric Theatre was built in 1914 and closed in 1958. The theatre was purchased in 2011 and a new sign and marquee based on the originals were installed. It reopened in 2014 as a performing arts venue. For more, see this website. [map]

Palace Theatre
Bryan, TX
Queen Theatre
Bryan, TX
The Palace Theatre was built in or before the 1920s. In 1986, the roof collapsed and the then-vacant theatre was demolished. The marquee sign was preserved and now marks the entrance to an outdoor performance space. For more, see this website. [map]

The Queen Theatre was built in the late 1800s as a hotel. It was operating as a theatre by 1914. The building was remodeled in 1939 to its current Art Deco look. It closed in the mid-1970s. The exterior was restored in 2015. The theatre reopened in 2018. The crown at the top of the sign revolves. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

Palace Theatre
Canadian, TX
The Palace Theatre was built in 1909 as a vaudeville house known as the Pastime Theatre. In 1916, it became the Queen Theatre. It was renamed the Palace Theatre in 1932. It is still operating as a movie theatre. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Plaza Theatre
Carrollton, TX
The Plaza Theatre was designed by Raymond F. Smith and opened in 1949. It closed in 1994. In the late 1990s, it housed a gospel music venue. In 2003, it reopened as gallery space and a performing arts venue known as the Plaza Arts Center. For more, see this website. [map]

Esquire Theatre
Carthage, TX
The Esquire Theatre opened around 1949. The theatre now hosts the Country Music Hayride which features country and gospel music. It also features some vintage films. For more, see this website. [map]

Rio Theatre
Center, TX
The Rio Theatre opened in 1926 as the Shelby Theatre. Around 1942, it was renamed the Rio Theater. This theatre is still in operation. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Centerville:
Pix Theatre: 1, 2

Palace Theatre
Childress, TX

2011:

2018:
The Palace Theatre was built in 1926. After a fire, it was rebuilt in 1936 and reopened in 1937. The theatre closed in the 1980s. The neon sign was restored in 2010. The exterior was restored after that. Interior work continues. The theatre is expected to reopen in 2019. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

Mulkey Theatre
Clarendon, TX

2011:

2018:
The Mulkey Theatre opened in 1946. It replaced a theatre of the same name that was destroyed by fire on the site. The Mulkey closed in 1986. The City purchased the building in 2008 and restoration work began. It is expected to reopen in 2019 as a live performance venue and movie theatre. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Texan Theatre
Cleveland, TX
The Texan Theatre was built in 1939 as the Texas Theatre. Around 1950, it became the Texan Theatre. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Cleburne:
Esquire Theatre: 1, 2 [gone]

CLIFTEX Theatre
Clifton, TX
Oaks Theatre
Columbus, TX
The CLIFTEX Theatre was built in 1916 as the Queen Theatre. It was later renamed the "CLIFTEX Talkies." The facade was remodeled in 1935. By that point, the name was "CLIFTEX Theatre." The theatre was restored in 2008. For more, see this website. [map]

The Oaks Theatre opened in 1936 and closed in 1996. It was later used for live shows. The building has been vacant since around 2006. For more, see this website. [map]

Colorado City:
Palace Theatre: 1, 2

Crighton Theatre
Conroe, TX
Melba Theatre [gone]
Corpus Christi, TX
The Crighton Theatre opened in 1935 and closed in the mid-1960s. It was restored and reopened in 1979 as a performing arts venue. For more, see this website. [map]

The Melba Theatre was built in the 1930s. It had been gutted and closed since at least the 1980s. This photo is from 2011. The building was demolished in 2014. For more, see this website.

Centre Theatre
Corpus Christi, TX
2011: 2018:
The Centre Theatre was built in 1941 and has been closed for many years. By 2015, the "CE" letters on the top of the sign were gone. For more, see this website. [map]

Palace Theatre
Corsicana, TX
The Palace Theatre opened in 1921 as a vaudeville house. It became a movie house in the 1930s. After nearly being demolished, restoration work began in the mid-1990s. The theatre reopened in 2002 as a live performance venue. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Cranfills Gap:
Viking Theatre: 1, 2

Ritz Theatre
Crockett, TX
2011: 2018:
The Ritz Theatre was probably built in the 1930s or 1940s. It is still in operation. By 2012, the building had been repainted in red, blue, and beige. For more, see this website. [map]

Morris Theatre
Daingerfield, TX
La Rita Theatre
Dalhart, TX
The Morris Theatre has been here since at least 1941. This theatre is still in operation. For more, see this website. [map]

The La Rita Theatre was built in the 1920s. The theatre was restored in 1989 and renamed the La Rita Performing Arts Theatre. For more, see this website. [map]

Mission Theatre
Dalhart, TX
2006: 2012:
The Mission Theatre opened in 1915. It was known as the Mission Twins in 2006. The theatre was gutted in 2011 and now houses the Hillside Christian Church. For more, see this website. [map]

State Theatre
DeKalb, TX
Rita Theatre
Del Rio, TX
Rialto Theatre
Denison, TX
The State Theatre is now owned by the city and used for community events. The original neon sign was replaced in recent years with the one shown here. For more, see this website. [map]

The Rita Theatre was designed by Jack Corgan and built in 1943. It closed in 1978. In 1983, it reopened as the Paul Poag Theatre for the Performing Arts. For more, see this website. [map]

The Rialto Theatre was built in 1920 and closed in 1977. It reopened in the early 1980s but was not successful. The theatre was converted into a concert venue in the 1990s. Originally, there was a blade sign and a different marquee. The theatre closed in 2010 but reopened in 2012. It mostly features live performances with some films. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

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