D-150, Bill Bremer's grandfather worked for Hoblitzell for 50 years. Hoblitzell and Interstate Theatre Circuit were around from 1906 to 1971 or 72. Hoblitzell died in 1968 and the chain was sold to ABC. Hoblitzell built Majestic Theatres in almost all of his communities. We had five in San Antonio, three in Houston. These were initially vaudeville acts and then as film came in, the two mediums shared the stage and then film totally replaced Vaudeville by 1930's.
I'm sure Bill is referring to two previous theatres in downtown Houston that were called Majestic. One of them was probably changed to Metropolitan. The last Majestic was built in 1923 and was torn down in the 1980's.