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CALVERT Eloia theater in Calvert Remains of the Eloia Theater in downtown Calvert.
CANADIAN - The 1909 Palace Theater was restored in 1998 for $1 million dollars. It shows a single first-run movie at a time. CANTON Plaza theater in Canton The 1946 Plaza Theater in downtown Canton closed in 1996 & 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.
CHILDRESS Palace theater in Childress Palace Theater in downtown Childress opened in 1926 but burned to the ground in 1936. A new theater was built the next year but closed in 1980.
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 CLARENDON Mulkey theater in Clarendon The 1946 Mulkey Theater in downtown Clarendon is being renovated into a live performance hall & movie 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 was closed for many year. Recently it was restored & opened as the M3 Palace theater with digital projectors.
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 & still open.
DAINGERFIELD - The 1949 Morris Twin Cinema is located in downtown Daingerfied. It featured the world premiere of the movie "Meet Wally Sparks" with Rodney Dangerfield in 1996. The Morris is still open seven-days-a-week with a ticket price of 99 cent. DALLAS Arcadia Theater in Dallas The Arcadia Theater is located on lower Greenville Ave. and opened in 1927 as a combination movie house and vaudeville theater. It went on to become one of Dallas' leading neighborhood theaters. It closed and later became a music venue in the early '80s. On June 21, 2006 it burned and the roof caved in. Later in 2006, the remains were torn down for new shops.
DALLAS Carnaval Theater in Dallas The Carnaval Theater opened in 1947 on Harry Hines Blvd. Known as the Circle Theater at times. After closing, it became a disco hall and later a bingo hall. The building is now vacant.
DALLAS Casa Linda Theater in Dallas Casa Linda Theater is located in East Dallas in the Casa Linda Shopping Center at Garland Road and Buckner Boulevard. This was the second theater in the United States to be as part of a shopping center. Construction of the theater by B.R. McLendon took nearly five years due to the shortage of building materials after World War II. The theater closed in January, 1999 with the final films showing: "A Bug's Life", "Prince of Egypt", "You've Got Mail" and "Mighty Joe Young". After years of being vacant, the building has now been remodeled into a Natural Grocers and opened in 2011.
DALLAS - the Art deco Esquire Theater was located on the north side of Oak Lawn Avenue just west of Lemmon. Its was torn down in 1985 and the lot remains vacant today. DALLAS Forest Theater in Dallas The 1948 Forest Theater is located in East Dallas near Fair Park and is being renovated as a live- music venue. It has served as a movie theater, a club, a concert hall, and even a temporary synagogue in the mid-1950s.
DALLAS Granada theater in Dallas The Art Deco Granada Theater is located on lower Greenville Ave. and opened in 1946. It is now a 500-person concert hall.
DALLAS Inwood Theater in Dallas Inwood Theater is located in North Dallas on Lovers Lane being built in 1947 at the cost of $200,000. The theater has been restored now featuring independent and foreign language films on three screens.
DALLAS Kessler Theater in Dallas The vacant Kessler Theater is located on Davis St. in Oak Cliff and closed in the 50s, once owned by Gene Autry. In 1957, a tornado destroyed the theater. It was rebuilt as a church but gutted by fire 5 years later. The Kessler has been rebuilt as a live music venue.
DALLAS Lakewood Theater in Dallas The restored 1938 Art Deco Lakewood Theater is located in East Dallas on Abrams Parkway. The theater closed in January of 2015.
DALLAS (Downtown) Majestic Theater in Dallas Majestic Theater is located in downtown Dallas on Elm Street. It opened in 1921 during the vaudeville era and later began hosting movie premiers. After closing in 1973, it was renovated and opened as a center for the performing arts in 1983. The Majestic is the only remaining theater of "Theater Row" in downtown Dallas. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places. 100th Anniversary Celebration in 2021 Other downtown theaters that are gone: Tower, Melba, Palace, Rialto, Capitol (1922-1958), Telenews, Queen, Fox, Hippodrome, Old Mill, Mirror, Fox, & Joy.
DALLAS Major Theater in Dallas The Major Theater located in East Dallas on Samuel Blvd has been remodeled into a business.
DALLAS Regent Village Theater in Dallas Regent Village Theater located in Highland Park Village. It originally opened in 1935 as the Village Theater and was the first luxury suburban theater in Texas. Built at a cost of $100,000 with seating for 1,350 persons. Today the renovated theater boasts four screens and is located at the corner of Mockingbird Lane & Preston Road in Dallas.
DALLAS Texas Theater in Dallas Texas Theater in Oak Cliff closed in 1989. It has been recently renovated. The 684 first-floor seat theater was built by Howard Hughes and opened in 1931. After the shooting of President John Kennedy on Nov. 22, 1963, Lee Harvey Oswald was apprehended here during a matinee showing of "War Is Hell". JFK: WHERE WERE YOU? DALLAS Urban Theater in Dallas The Urban Theater with seating for 546 closed in 1957 and is now a laundromat. It is located on Military Parkway in Urbandale near Mesquite.
DENISON Rialto Theater in Denison The Rialto Theater is located on Main Street in downtown Denison. It was built in 1920 and now used for live theater. At one time, Denison had 30 theaters.
Ivanhoe Theater in Denison The Ivanhoe Theater is located in downtown Denison on Main St. It was gutted and is now a brewery.
DENTON Fine Arts & Campus theaters in Denton The Fine Arts Theater is located on the square in downtown Denton. It was first built as the Graham Opera House in 1877 & later became the Texas Theater. It was damaged by a fire in 1982 and now there is interest in restoring the theater. The 1949 Campus Theater is located a block from the square in downtown Denton at 214 W. Hickory St. It operated as a cinema until closing in 1985. It was renovated and reopened in 1995 as a performing arts center.

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