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. (Photos taken by Webmaster)
The 1930 Paramount Theater is located in
downtown Abilene & features Spanish Colonial
Revival architecture. It closed in 1979 but
was restored and renovated in 1986. The
auditorium has 1220 seats and now features
concerts, live theater, & special event films.
Aztec Theater is located in downtown Albany. It
seated 500 show-goers in its heyday. The theater
was completely remodeled in 1991.
Rialto Theater opened in downtown Alice in 1948
as the Alice Theater. It has been closed and
vacant for years.
The 1932 Paramount Theater was one of Amarillo's
premier first-run theater but closed in 1975. It
was later gutted & converted to office spaces.
Palace Theater is located near downtown
Anson and is closed.
The Opera House in downtown Anson was
built in 1907 and used for many events
including silent & talking movies. Today
it is used mostly for stage productions.
ARCHER CITY - Royal Theater is located in downtown Archer City & was featured
in the 1971 movie "The Last Picture Show".
Remains of the Texas Theater near the
square in downtown Athens. Only the
shell of the building remains today.
The 1915 Paramount Theater is the oldest surviving
theater in Austin, located on Congress Ave.
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.
The 1927 Texas Theater on Guadalupe St. is now a CVS
and coffee shop.
The Varsity Theater on Guadalupe St. is now a Wells
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
BERTRAM - The 1935 Globe Theater in downtown Bertram reopened in 2015 after
six years of being restored.
Ritz Theater is located on the square in Big
Spring and has been closed for years. It
opened in the late 30s and at one point
some renovations were done but it closed
a few years later.
Remains of Blanco Theater located on the
square in Blanco. It opened in 1936 and
closed in 1958.
The Palace Theater was built in 1927 with 450
seats. It closed in 1955 but reopened in
2014 to show movies.
National Theater is located in downtown
Breckenridge on Walker St. It has recently
Texas Theater is located near downtown
Bronte, restored and may still be in use.
Rialto Theater is located in downtown
Brownfield (West Texas) and still operating.
BROWNWOOD - Lyric Theater presently being renovated.
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.