Texas Movie Theatres (page 7)

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Mexia Theatre
Mexia, TX
The Mexia Theatre sign appears to be from the 1950s or 1960s. The building now houses a church. Does anyone know more about the history of this theatre? For more, see this website. [map]

Yucca Theatre
Midland, TX
The Yucca Theatre was designed by William Hendrick and opened in 1929. This theatre closed in 1974 and was nearly demolished in 1981. The exterior is Gothic while the interior is Assyrian in style. There are statues of golden bulls and winged lions inside. During restoration in the mid-1980s, the interior was converted to cabaret seating with tables and chairs. The theatre is now used as a performance venue. These photos are from 2012. Around 2018, the canopy over the entrance was replaced with a metal one with a digital display. For more, see this website. [map]

Select Theatre
Mineola, TX
The Select Theatre opened in 1920. The exterior was remodeled in 1948. The neon tower had a two-part, revolving base. This theatre is open and features movies and live performances. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Border Theatre
Mission, TX
The Border Theatre was built in 1942. It was restored in 1995. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The original murals remain inside the theatre. These photos are from 2011. By 2015, the building was housing a church. By 2021, the church was gone. For more, see this website. [map]

Wallace Theatre
Muleshoe, TX
Main Theatre
Nacogdoches, TX
The Wallace Theatre has been closed for many years. Does anyone know when it was built? The roof has been missing for years and the interior is in ruins. For more, see this website. [map]

The Main Theatre was designed by Leon C. Kyburz and opened in 1951. It had been closed for many years and the interior was in bad shape when these photos were taken in 2011. In 2018, the building was housing retail space. For more, see this website. [map]

SFA Theatre
Nacogdoches, TX
The SFA Theatre opened in 1950 and closed sometime around 1984. The building is now owned by the Stephen F. Austin State University. Although the marquee is lit at night, the theatre itself is no longer in use. It is used as the university's scene painting shop. The marquee advertises their plays. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Miller's Theatre
Navasota, TX
Miller's Theatre opened in 1929. This sign appears to be a replica of what might have been the original. The theatre closed around 2018. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Brauntex Theatre
New Braunfels, TX
2011: 2018:
The Brauntex Theatre was designed by Jack Corgan and opened in 1942. It was converted to a performing arts center in 1999. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

Scott Theatre [gone]
Odessa, TX
The Scott Theatre opened in 1959 as a single screen. In the 1970s, it was split into two auditoriums. The theatre closed in the early 1980s and was rented out to a church in the 1990s. It had been vacant for decades. The sign looks like it originally revolved. In 2018, preparation for demolition began. There was hope that the sign could be saved but it was deemed to be too rusty. For more, see this website.

Ector Theatre
Odessa, TX

2012 and 2017:

The Ector Theatre opened in 1951 as a single screen. It closed in 1985. It was taken over by the City of Odessa and reopened in 2001. The theatre was used for classic movies, theatre productions and concerts. The theatre closed again in 2016. Around 2018, restoration of the theatre began. The signs' neon was replaced with LED rope tubing and the readerboards with digital displays. The theatre has reopened with live music. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

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