Majestic Theater is located in downtown Eastland and was built in
1920. It was known as the Connellee and featured silent films and
stage shows. In the 1930s, the Connellee began hosting live radio
broadcasts every Saturday. Gene Autry and his horse Champion even
appeared on stage at the Connellee once.
Interstate Theaters bought the Connellee in 1947 and completely
remodeled it in the Art Moderne style, with touches of Western
decor. It was reopened as the Majestic, and continued as a first
run theater until closing in 1986.
The Majestic reopened in 1987 after it was renovated to look much
as it did in 1947. It now features a varied mix of first run and
classic films, concerts, and stage shows, as well as hosting meetings
in its auditorium. Presently the theater opens on Friday, Saturday,
and Sunday with shows starting at 7:30pm. Located at 108 N. Lamar St.
(254-629-1322). In 2012, digital equipment was installed. New seats
& carpet were installed in 2017. The Majestic celebrated 100 years
in February of 2020.
During the oil boom time, Eastland had six movie theaters. The Princess
theater was located beside the Conellee in the Stanley Hotel. There was
also another Majestic theater at this time. Another theater was the
Altlambra which is now the Coats Furniture Store located at Seaman &
The Plaza Theater in downtown El Paso opened in 1930 to a crowd of
2,410. Newly renovated, it reopened in April of 2006.
The 2-story Cornes Theater is in downtown
Farmersville & closed many years ago.
The Berry Theater is at the corner of Berry St.
& Hemphill on the south side of FW. It has been
vacant for years and was once called the White
The New Isis Theater on Main St. in the
Stockyards was built in the 1930s and
closed in 1988.
The Ridglea Theater on Camp Bowie Blvd. was
built in 1948 and is now a music theater.
The Summit Theater on Camp Bowie Blvd. is now
The Place Theater in downtown Fredericksburg is
now a fashion shop. The theater opened in 1922
and closed in 1989.
The State Theater is in downtown
Gainesville a block from the square.
It was renovated and now used for live
The Ganado Cinema was built in 1939. It has been preserved and updated
to feature current releases.
The Plaza Theater is in downtown Garland (near Dallas). It
opened in 1941 and at one time was the third theater on the
square in downtown Garland. In 1991, it was donated to the
City of Garland. The theater was renovated and is now used
for special events having 350 seats. The Ridgewood Theater
is a newer theater build in a Garland shopping center and has
been closed for years.
The Palace Theater, located off the Georgetown
square, was built in 1925 and provided movie
entertainment until closing in 1989. Later it
reopened in 2001 after being remodeled. The
Palace now host plays, music, and the occasional
The 1947 Lynn Theater is located on the square
in Gonzales. It reopened in 2012 to shows first
run movies & used for live theater. The theater
uses a modern digital projector.
The Crystal Theater opened in 1913 & is located
in downtown Gonzales. Later it became a dinner
theater but closed & is now a live theater.
National Theater is located in downtown Graham. Built in 1920
and restored in 1989 after being closed for many years (National
Register of Historic Places). The Liberty Theater was converted
to a shop.
Granbury has two live play theaters on the square in downtown.
The Granbury Live & Opera House may have been old movie
theaters at one time.
The 1950 Uptown Theater is located on Jefferson Blvd.
in Grand Prairie. It has recently been renovated by
the city into a performance theater. It was once a
The restored 1940 Palace Theater is located at 300 S.
Main in downtown Grapevine and home of the Grapevine
The Texan Theater in downtown Greenville
was once the King Opera House. It originally
opened in the 1930s & closed in 1975, later
becoming an antique shop. Restored in 2014
as a music venue featuring high-quality bands.
The Longbotham in downtown Groesbeck appears
to have been a theater at one time and is
now a furniture store.
Cole Theater is in downtown Hallettsville
(South Texas). It opened in 1929 and has
been remodeled three times due to floods
in downtown. Presently it shows first-
HENDERSON - has two old theaters downtown. One is closed and the other has
been remodeled for live shows.
Texas Theater is located in downtown Hillsboro
near the square. It opened in 1932 and is
now closed. At one time there were four
theaters on the square.
HONDO - The Raye is an active movie theater in downtown Hondo.
HOUSTON - The 70-year-old River Oaks Theater has off-the-beaten-path
productions and weekend midnight "classics".
HOUSTON - The Heights Theater on 19th St. has been renovated for live music shows.
Town Theater is located in downtown Huntsville
near the square and is now the Gibbs Center for