RANGER - Old Theaters in Ranger
REFUGIO - Rialto Theater was built in 1930 and closed in 1980.
ROCKWALL - The Ritz Theater opened in 1923 on the north side of the square
in Rockwall. After 35 years of operation, it was torn down later to built
ROSENBERG - Liberty-Cole Theater is now used for live theater and music.
Cherokee Theater is located off the
square in downtown Rusk. Renovated
in 1975 and now used for live productions.
Texas Theater is located in downtown San
Angelo and is closed.
Old theater in San Angelo is now the Angelo
SAN ANTONIO Website: San Antonio Theaters: Now & Then
The Art Deco-Mayan Revival Aztec Theater is located in downtown
San Antonio near the Riverwalk, opened in 1926 with 2,500 seats
and a 1,700-pipe organ. It closed in 1989 but has been restored
recently. The Aztec has an entry from the street and one from
The Empire Theater is located downtown San
Antonio. It was built in 1913 on the same
spot as another theater built in 1879. The
Empire closed in 1978 but was renovated in
1998 for live shows with 900 seats.
The 2300 seat Majestic Theater was built
during 1929 in downtown San Antonio. It was
renovated in 1989 and live shows were added
The Texas Theater was closed in downtown
San Antonio during the 70s and razed in 1983.
The facade was saved and the building made
Gordo's Grill on the square in downtown San
Marcos was once a theater called Holiday.
The recently restored Texas Theater opened
in 1931 and was a popular showcase for Westerns.
The theater built inside the Texas State History
Museum in Austin is modeled after this theater.
The Palace Theater is located in downtown Seguin.
The 1940s Texas Theater in Sherman was torn down
and it's Texas neon sign (pictured here) was
moved to The Bob Bullock Texas State History
Museum in Austin.
Ritz Theater is located on the square
in downtown Snyder. Built in 1921 as
the Cozy Theater and renamed the Ritz
in 1950s after being rebuilt. It was
closed in 1970 but restored in 1995 for
Grand Theater is located in downtown
Stamford. It opened in 1936 and still
operating as a movie theater.
Texas Theater is located on the square in
Picture of the 1950s Arcadia Theater in Temple and the remains today.
The Iris Theater is located in downtown
Terrell and had 603 seats. It is now a
book & gift shop. Terrell had another
theater at one time called the Lyric.
Liberty Theater is located on the square
in downtown Tyler. It is closed and
Tyler Theater is located off the square
and is closed. The interior is gone and the
theater is just a shell. Another old theater
in Tyler is the Arcadia.
The Hippodrome Theater is in downtown Waco.
It was built around 1914 and has been
restored for a center of performing arts,
now known as the Waco Theater.
The Texas Theater was originally built in 1895
on the square in downtown Waxahachie and now
used for music shows.
Weatherford Theater located on the square in
downtown Weatherford and is closed.
The Odeum Theater closed in Jan. of 2013 and is
for sale. It is located in downtown Whitewright
and was remodeled in 2001. The theater is
decorated in an Egyptian styling.
The Majestic Theater, named after the movie
palace in downtown Dallas, is located in
downtown Wills Point. It opened in 1926
maybe the oldest continuously operating,
family-owned theater in the U.S. The 315
seat theater closed in 2010.
END OF OLD TEXAS THEATERS