Edna Theatre

201 W. Main Street,
Edna, TX 77957

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Taylor on March 28, 2009 at 9:28 am

Joe, Do you have a copy that you can share?

Like Ken Pryor mentioned in an earlier post from 2006, any pictures or documentation you can share would be great, even after we complete the restoration. Either email or fax to Ken Pryor OR send to me at .

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on March 28, 2009 at 12:33 am

The March 25, 1950, issue of Boxoffice Magazine includes the Edna Theatre in its list of new houses opened the previous year. It gives the cost of the project as $250,000.

Taylor on March 27, 2009 at 8:39 pm

Here is a video taken the night we turned on the lights. Listen to the crowd when is was the marquee was turned on. It’s that community love and support for this project that keeps us hard at work to complete this project.


Silicon Sam
Silicon Sam on March 27, 2009 at 8:21 pm

I just happened to be going thru Edna when I was in Houston, and got sent to McAllen. May not be going thru anytime in the foreseeable future, but I’d love to see a nice night pic of the neon, if anyone has any.

Taylor on March 27, 2009 at 7:41 pm

One more comment here: THe Edna Theatre seated 1024 people, not 333.

That was 800 in the auditorium and 224 in the balcony.

The restoration committee will replace 1000 seats.

Taylor on March 15, 2009 at 6:21 pm

The neon is to be used to complete the marquee soon. The Tower is lit everynight and is beautiful.

The red arrows are from an asbestos abatement study.

The interior is in fantastic shape.

There is a talented group of Historical Commission appointee’s who are working hard to start restoration and should be able to start sometime this year.

JohnMessick on March 4, 2009 at 4:47 am

Anyone of pictures of the interior?

JohnMessick on March 3, 2009 at 3:01 pm

I seen pictures of the Edna on the website Cinematour…What a beautiful movie theater

James Colburn
James Colburn on March 2, 2009 at 6:25 am

That is the very reason why I didn’t go for it. Too much Asbestos to deal with. Still love it though.

BradR on March 2, 2009 at 5:23 am

i would agree, that was not there the last time i went in. Not sure if they are refering to the asbestos in the ceiling, or the recessed neon, in the ceiling…. it has a lot of both.

Silicon Sam
Silicon Sam on March 1, 2009 at 4:19 pm

Another angle from the same area. The arrows and text make no sense for a haunted house. Looks like instructions for a work crew?

BradR on March 1, 2009 at 2:34 pm

The red arrows were from a haunted house held there many many years ago, after the theatre had closed.

up near the black balcony stairs and bathrooms, the are the words ‘go back’ etc. The neon was made expecting that some would be broken occsionally when the city had the neon restored, earlier this year.

I have been in this theatre to many times to count.

Silicon Sam
Silicon Sam on March 1, 2009 at 1:20 pm

No, just someone that takes my camera with me when I travel around…. Wether by company van or on my motorcycle…

James Colburn
James Colburn on March 1, 2009 at 6:03 am

That is a great shot. Are you part of the restore group?

Silicon Sam
Silicon Sam on March 1, 2009 at 1:49 am

Inside the glass shot of the Edna. Lots of spare neon for the marquee. Not sure why the red arrows are spray painted at various places inside.

James Colburn
James Colburn on September 30, 2008 at 7:28 pm

Hope they can pull off the restore on the inside. Gonna take some bucks.

James Colburn
James Colburn on July 2, 2008 at 9:11 pm

Brad send them to
and thanks very much.

BradR on July 2, 2008 at 8:56 pm

Yes, I do. Let me know where to send them, and I can forward them to you.

James Colburn
James Colburn on July 2, 2008 at 8:29 pm

Brad do you have any pictures from the lighting?

BradR on June 30, 2008 at 11:24 pm

Went to the lighting of the Edna tonight. It looks really nice to see all the Neon on the building relit. Can’t wait til they get more of it finished, to where it can chase like it once did. The street was packed with people when finally at around 9:00 pm. there was a countdown and the lights came on. It’s really nice to see the town come together for something like this.

The Edna will be lit between 9-11 every night from now on, from what was said at the event tonight. Get by and see it, it is definitely worth it.

sarider on February 24, 2008 at 12:53 pm

Recent photos of the Edna Theater:
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txturbo on August 5, 2007 at 3:21 pm

Hey Brad…I lived most of my life in Victoria and have personally been to some of the theaters there. I just recently moved to Rosenberg though. Its great that some of them are being renovated. I’d like to see some pictures of the old ones.

cwfrick on February 25, 2006 at 5:51 am

i wish you all the best of luck!

cwfrick on February 25, 2006 at 5:51 am

i wish you all the best of luck!

cityofedna on February 23, 2006 at 10:11 am

As a community effort, the Jackson County Historical Commission, Jackson County, and the City of Edna will soon submit for a Texas Department of Transportation Enhancement Program Grant to restore and renovate the Edna Theater and the local Railroad Depot. To assist us in this endeavor we are canvassing anyone and everyone for any history, photographs, etc that they might have of the Edna Theater and/or the Depot. Anyone wishing to send us any such information may do so by e-mail to , by mail to the City of Edna, 126 W. Main, Edna, Texas 77957; or by fax to 361-782-3590. Any assistance will be most appreciated. Ken Pryor, City Manager.