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Across Texas, old theaters are struggling to survive. Many have closed and others torn down. Some have been remodeled and are still operating. Theaters are listed and sorted by cities. (All photos taken by Webmaster) ABILENE Paramount Theater in Abilene Paramount Theater is located on Cypress in downtown Abilene.
ALBANY Aztex Theater in Albany Aztec Theater is located in downtown Albany. It seated 500 showgoers in its heyday. The theater was completely remodeled in 1991.
ANSON Palace Theater in Anson Palace Theater is located near downtown Anson and is closed.
Opera House in Anson Opera House in downtown Anson.
ARCHER CITY - Royal Theater is located in downtown Archer City. It was the site for the movie "The Last Picture Show". ATHENS Texan Theater in Athens Remains of the Texas Theater near the square in downtown Athens. Only the shell of the building remains today.
AUSTIN Paramount Theater in Austin The 1915 Paramount Theater is the oldest surviving theater in Austin, located on Congress Ave.
State Theater in Austin The State Theater operates along with and next door to the Paramount. It was built in 1935 and is located on Congress Ave. in downtown Austin.
BALLINGER Theater in Ballinger Texas Theater is located in downtown Ballinger, opened as the Palace Theater but was renamed after the Texas Theater burned across the street. The Texas sign was moved across to this theater. It has been closed for years.
BEAUMONT - Jefferson Theater is located at 345 Fannin St. in Beaumont and opened in 1927 with 1,451 seats. It was restored and reopened in 2003 for live productions. BIG SPRING Ritz Theater in Big Spring Ritz Theater located on the square in Big Spring.
BLANCO Blanco Theater in Blanco Remains of Blanco Theater located on the square in Blanco. It opened in 1936 and closed in 1958.
BRECKENRIDGE National Theater in Breckenridge National Theater is located in downtown Breckenridge on Walker St. It has recently been restored.
BRONTE Theater in Bronte Texas Theater is located near downtown Bronte, restored and may still be in use.
BROWNFIELD Rialto in Brownfield Rialto Theater is located in downtown Brownfield (West Texas) and still operating.
BROWNWOOD - Lyric Theater presently being renovated. BRYAN Queen & Palace theaters in Bryan The remains of the Queen Theater in downtown Bryan. The roof of the Palace caved-in some years ago and is now a new open-air theater. Another downtown theater was called the Dixie. CALVERT Eloia theater in Calvert Remains of the Eloia Theater in downtown Calvert.
CANTON Plaza theater in Canton The Plaza Theater in downtown Canton closed and now the Canton Plaza Museum.
CARROLLTON Plaza theater in Carrollton Plaza Theater in downtown Carrollton, opened in 1949 and was ran by the Lowrey family until 1993. The Plaza theater was the only venue for movies & local performances in Carrollton for decades. After it was closed, the Farmers Branch Church of Christ bought the structure. Later it temporarily housed the Grapevine Opry. Recently the theater was renovated and is now the Plaza Arts Center.
CENTER Rio theater in Center The Rio Theater in downtown Center still shows first-run movies. Prior to 1941, it was the Shelby Theater.
CENTERVILLE Pix theater in Centerville Pix Theater in downtown Centerville is now part of a church.
CISCO Palace Theater in Cisco Remains of the 1920s Palace Theater was in downtown Cisco. The Broadway Theater (below) was located in the building before the Palace was built. The Palace was the first to have a water-cooled air conditioning system. Another theater in Cisco was the Texas which showed the first sound movies. In Sept. of 2008, the old Palace was destroyed and all the equipment inside crushed. The Judia Theater was built in 1919.
Broadway & Judia theaters in Cisco Broadway Theater (1910) Judia Theater CLEBURNE Esquire Theater in Cleburne Remains of the Esquire Theater near the square in downtown Cleburne.
COLORADO CITY Palace theater in Colorado City The Palace Theater is located in downtown Colorado City and is closed.
CORSICANA Palace in Corsicana The 1921 Palace Theater is located in downtown Corsicana and was recently refurbished for the Corsicana Opry which specializes in country- western and gospel music.
CROCKETT Ritz Theater in Crockett The Ritz Theater is located near the square in downtown Crockett.