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Some history and plans for restoration here.
The interior was being gutted for a church when I took this photo in April 2011.
Opened in 1950. Some history here.
From April 2011 as the theatre was being remodeled as a grocery store.
The building appears to house a health clinic now. April 2011
This theatre listing is duplicated here.
It’s reopened and is still a theatre.
No sign of the summer 2010 restoration mentioned in the caption in April 2011
The new, replica marquee. I very much prefer the vintage Art Deco sign that they removed recently.
photo from April 2011
It sounds like there was a fire — and the theatre was rebuilt in 1947
Still vacant in April 2011.
The screentower being restored in April 2011.
“For sale” – photo from April 2011:
Doesn’t appear to be anything new to report — photo from April 2011:
The restored facade & marquee (also March 2011):
Much interior work going on in March 2011:
Here’s a photo from April: http://www.agilitynut.com/11/4/texmex.jpg
And the restaurant’s website has a nice nighttime photo of the marquee:
Bookstar is gone & the building is vacant. Here’s a photo from April 2011:
The theatre is open (their website shows upcoming entertainment & movies). Here’s a photo I took this past weekend:
I don’t know about the performing arts thing… It reopened as a video store in 2010 with movies shown on Friday and Saturday nights.
Photo of the building today:
A more interesting photo of the screen tower:
A 2009 photo here: