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    Great Small Town Texas Theatres

    Post  Brenkert 60 on Tue Aug 25, 2009 6:41 pm

    I have worked at, and serviced the projection rooms at many small town theatres. My best memories come from the Palace, Texas, and Dixie Drive In in Seguin, TX.

    The Palace was a grand late 40s/early 50s style showplace complete with balcony. It was large and comfortable. The Texas is historic. I think it was built in the 1920s. It has old time charm. It has no snack bar! It has a nice balcony, and can currently be seen on a "Texas Car Title Loans" commercial! It was also featured in the movie "The Great Waldo Pepper" with Robert Redford. The Dixie Drive In I knew was a replacement for the original Dixie. It was built in the 60s.

    Unfortunately these three fine theatres are no longer in operation, although the Palace and Texas are still standing.

    What are some old small town theatres you remember?
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    Marble Theatre, Marble falls, Texas

    Post  Brenkert 60 on Tue Aug 25, 2009 6:44 pm

    Here's a picture of the sign of the Marble Theatre in Marble Falls. It was a nice theatre, but was knocked out of business by an 8 plex recently built in Marble Falls.

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    Miller's Theatre, Navasota, TX

    Post  Brenkert 60 on Tue Aug 25, 2009 6:46 pm

    Here's a great little theatre with a WONDERFUL name! It's Miller's Theatre in Navasota, TX

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    SFA Theatre, Nacogdoches, TX

    Post  Brenkert 60 on Tue Aug 25, 2009 6:48 pm

    Here's a nice theatre that no longer shows movies. It is the SFA (Stephen F Austin) Theatre in Nacogdoches, TX. It is now owned and used as an auditorium For Stephen F Austin University.

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    Sage Theatre, Van Horn, TX

    Post  Brenkert 60 on Tue Aug 25, 2009 6:50 pm

    Here's an anptly named theatre, the Sage Theatre in Van Horn, TX, a west texas town nestled in sage in the desert southwest.

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    Re: Great Small Town Texas Theatres

    Post  Brenkert 60 on Tue Aug 25, 2009 6:53 pm

    This is the Nixon Theatre, Nixon, TX. It was long closed and VERY run down when I took this picture in 1991. The last time I went through Nixon, I didn't see the theatre, so I think it has been razed.

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    Broadway Theatre, Galveston, TX

    Post  Brenkert 60 on Tue Aug 25, 2009 7:34 pm

    The Broadway in Galveston was a virtual clone of the Broadway in San Antonio, and the Pershing in El Paso. The Broadway in San Antonio, and the Pershing in El Paso did not suffer the indignity of being twinned. The Galveston Broadway's balcony was made into a second auditorium. It was a very poor remodeling job, and cheapened a once very nice theatre.


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