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Texas Theatre
Palestine, TX
The Texas Theatre opened in 1921 as a vaudeville house. It became a movie house later on. The theatre was used for live performances in the 1980s until it closed in 1997. After many years of restoration, the building now houses the Palestine Community Theater. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Grand Theatre
Paris, TX
Plaza Community Theatre
Paris, TX
The Grand Theatre was designed by Jake Elder and opened in 1937. It closed in 1996 and deteriorated after that. The theatre remains closed. The neon sign was restored in 2008. In 2011, restoration work on the lobby and facade began. The building was still vacant in 2016. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

The Plaza Community Theatre was built as the Plaza Theatre around 1926. It closed in the early 1970s. Since 1981, the theatre has been used for live performances. The bulb sign at the top of the theatre is original. The lower marquee sign was destroyed in a storm and replaced sometime after 1984. For more, see this website. [map]

Capitan Theatre
Pasadena, TX
The Capitan Theatre was designed by Raymond F. Smith and opened in 1949. It has been closed since 1969. The photos above are from 2011. The exterior and neon were restored in 2013 but the interior remained in bad shape. However, in 2014, the signs were removed. In 2017, the stripped building was still there. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

State Theatre
Pecos, TX
Ellis Theatre
Perryton, TX
The State Theatre closed in 1989. It was purchased in 1999 and then restored and reopened. However, the theatre closed again in 2004. It was apparently being used for live performances when these photos were taken in 2008. By 2011, the theatre was closed again. Renovation appeared to be taking place in 2013. By 2015, the manual letter reader board had been replaced with a plastic panel. The theatre now features live entertainment and a restaurant. For more, see this website. [map]

The Ellis Theatre was built in or before the 1930s. This photo is from 2011. By 2013, the Ellis letters had been removed. The theatre closed in 2016. Fundraising is going on to reopen the theatre. For more, see this website. [map]

Fair Theatre
Plainview, TX
The Fair Theatre opened in 1925. It was purchased by the City in 1994. It was restored and reopened in 1999. The theatre is now used for live performances. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

Granada Theatre
Plainview, TX
2012: 2017:
The Granada Theatre opened in 1929. It has been closed since 1997. There are plans to restore and reopen the theatre. In 2014, the sign was restored. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

Tower Theatre
Post, TX
Rig Theatre
Premont, TX
The Tower Theatre was built in 1948. For more, see this website. [map]

The Rig Theatre opened in 1950. It has been closed since around the 1980s. For more, see this website. [map]

Texas Theatre
Raymondville, TX
The Texas Theatre was probably built in the 1940s. The building now houses the Texas Reception Hall. Does anyone know the history of this theatre? For more, see this website. [map]

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