Texas Theatre

33-35 West Twohig Avenue,
San Angelo, TX 76903

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AnthonyM on August 22, 2007 at 5:39 am

The newest article that was written said that Cal Collins, who bought the theater, says that “He did a lot more quicker and faster than he intended,” she said. “He had to back off.” So Cal Collins temporarily is producing plays in New Braunfels this summer. Work on the theater should begin by the end of summer. Heres the article. Its about halfway down.

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DonLewis on August 21, 2007 at 11:35 pm

Yes Anthony thanks for the link which does work.

But what is going on with the TEXAS at the present. Did the buyer back out?

AnthonyM on August 21, 2007 at 3:24 pm

Whew, it took awhile but I found it! sorry about the wait. I first off want to say thank you to the man in San Antonio that took the time and money to invest in this theater. I hope this link helps you guys in your quest to know more about the theater. (Let me know if this link worked for you guys or not. The link on the bottom right is the home page and will give you the in depth history of the theater and the link on the far right corner starts the slide show :)

Hope you enjoy the show! (Ill keep you guys posted when the Standard Times does anymore articles on the theater and let me know what you guys think of the current state of the theater in the slideshow :)

Texas Theater 75th Anniversary (2004)

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DonLewis on August 21, 2007 at 2:54 pm

We will be waiting!!

AnthonyM on August 20, 2007 at 9:51 pm

Hey guys, Ill be posting a weblink to a site that the San Angelo Standard Times did back in 2004 for the tribute of the 75th anniversary of the Texas Theater. It has an in depth history and several pics of the inside of the theater including: The main lobby, the infamous unopened safe, the deteriorating interior of the beautiful theater, the crumbling walls, torn up chairs, and pics of the still shining stars in the Texas Theater sky. It also has interviews with many of the former ushers and cameramen when the theater was still in service. As soon as I find the link, ill post for you guys. It was a great tribute!

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on August 12, 2007 at 11:41 am

This is another photo of the Texas Theater.

writeonewritenow on July 11, 2007 at 9:25 pm

Here’s an old story about the Texas Theatre:
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And here are some more photographs:
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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on May 19, 2007 at 3:36 pm

Here is a 2007 photo of the Texas Theater.

DonLewis on December 7, 2006 at 3:18 am

A photo of the TEXAS sent to me labled “Opening day 11-28-1929."

Life's Too Short
Life's Too Short on December 5, 2006 at 7:04 am

Uh oh. www.texastheatre.net does not work. Has the renovation stalled?

GlenCarr on July 25, 2006 at 3:26 pm

The Texas Theatre was sold June 12-2006 to a man in San Antonio Texas
he alredy has started restoration on it. The Remodeling that was done in the 1940.s and 50’s has ben removed and the building is being restored back to its orignal decor from the late 1920’s,when it open..Part of the front will remain as in 1940’s-1950’s [Marquee and the map on top front].. The Marquee should have some of the beautiful lighting in operation very soon. San Angelo should be very proud of this man, it takes alot of money.time and most of all patience.. the web page is www.texastheatre.net From the new owner
Thanks for all the nice comments-e-mails and phone calls.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on June 10, 2006 at 5:01 pm

Here is a link to a recent article on the Texas theater.

mle on June 10, 2006 at 4:49 pm

I am looking forward to the renovations being complete and attending the opening night performance of the theatre. It will be amazing and awe-inspiring, I’m sure! I can’t wait to see the Texas restored to it’s original glory!

Patsy on April 3, 2006 at 4:16 am

Chuck: Please send me a photo of this theatre as your July 25th post doesn’t seem to work. Thanks.

atmos on April 3, 2006 at 1:45 am

This theatre is not being restored,however the caretaker keeps the front of the theatre in good condition.

Patsy on July 25, 2005 at 4:46 pm

This theatre should be restored and open again for the citizens of San Angelo Texas!

hkarsh on May 4, 2005 at 5:49 pm

Hello. I have been researching the Ritz theatre in Corpus Christi and came across a 1929 newspaper story that has the following quote, “Mr. Dunne, the architect (Ritz) is from Dallas and is a theatre speacialist. He has been associated in construction of the Melba and Arcadia in Dallas; the Howell theater in Coleman; the Ritz theater in Big Springs; the Texas theate in San Angelo; and new theaters that will be constructed in 1930 at Sweetwater, Laredo, Sherman, Littlerock, Ark; Roswell, New Mexico; and the new Plaza, a Publix house at El Paso that will seat 2,700 persons. The Ritz theater is Corpus Christi is done in a very similar style to the Texas in San Angelo but different in architectural style. That may be because the Ritz has suffered some renovations over the years that destroyed a lot ist interior. I hope someone from this WEB site will read this and add these other theaters to Scott Dunne’s credit.

Patsy on March 3, 2005 at 7:42 pm

Atmos: The photos are wonderful and I wonder if this wonderful atmospheric Texas Theatre is being restored today?

SuzieO on January 27, 2005 at 6:02 am

I attended the one year anniversary of Baltimore’s Hippodrome Theatre renovation. WOW! Being a tried and true San Angelo native, all I could think about was our own Texas Theatre’s starry sky and “Cooled by Refrigeration” elegance! Come on Kenny G…you and ole Lee should rethink your plan to “mothball” the place. Dig deep in your soul and pockets. Time, she is a-wastin!!! You’ll be heroes!

atmos on December 22, 2004 at 6:39 pm

Further to my comment yesterday,Ken Roe advised me that the seating capacity was 1700 in 1941 and 1488 in 1950.The website states that the theatre is sitting empty and there is no restoration happening at the moment.The address for the website is
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atmos on December 22, 2004 at 4:56 am

Texas Theatre opened on 25 Nov 1929 and closed in 1985,however it did reopen briefly in 1994.I discovered a website celebrating the theatre’s 75th anniversary and from the photos the auditorium looks to be in fairly good condition.

atmos on December 3, 2004 at 2:45 am

The auditorium was designed to imitate a Spanish courtyard and it had stars and floating clouds on the ceiling,so besides being Spanish Colonial it is also an atmospheric.There is a photo of the interior in the book,Lone Star Picture Shows.