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Silicon Sam commented about Plaza Theatre on Mar 1, 2009 at 1:45 am

Historical Marker outside the Plaza Theater HERE

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Silicon Sam commented about Lynn Theatre on Feb 28, 2009 at 11:53 am

Looks like the Lynn Theatre website bit the dust as well. Certainly not a good sign…

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Silicon Sam commented about Rig Theater on Feb 25, 2009 at 9:14 pm

I live in Austin, and my job takes me to areas like McAllen (where I am right now), Laredo, El Paso, Houston and all parts in between. Many times I try to take the long way home and hit the small towns along the way. I’ll post some this weekend when I get back home.

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Silicon Sam commented about Rig Theater on Feb 24, 2009 at 7:14 pm

Still there, sad as always. I took some more photos, got a few shots of the lobby through some broken glass, and some other assorted ones.

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Silicon Sam commented about Buckhorn Drive-In on Feb 21, 2009 at 10:53 pm

Ehhh, Google maps ain’t acting right. Here’s a clipping of the site. I’ll see what I can find.

HERE

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Silicon Sam commented about Buckhorn Drive-In on Feb 21, 2009 at 10:47 pm

This sure looks like the old site HERE

I’ll be going througn Alice next week, I’ll see if I can spot anything left of the screen.

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Silicon Sam commented about Rig Theater on Feb 20, 2009 at 11:00 pm

Oh yeah, still standing as of 3-4 weeks ago. I will be traveling through Premont early next week, I’ll swing by and check it out, but it’s never changed all the times I drove through town.

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Silicon Sam commented about Linda Theater on Feb 19, 2009 at 8:07 pm

Change spelling of city to Whitewright, TX

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Silicon Sam commented about Buckner Boulevard Drive-In on Feb 19, 2009 at 7:11 pm

You also see signs of a fire on the front right side of structure.

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Silicon Sam commented about Buckner Boulevard Drive-In on Feb 19, 2009 at 7:10 pm

Here’s a pic I took when the screen was left standing. Didn’t last much longer after this was taken. Don’t have an exact date, but certainly early 80’s

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Silicon Sam commented about Zebulon Theatre on Feb 13, 2009 at 11:07 pm

Looks like your link provided on your 10/14/08 post is no longer valid….

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Silicon Sam commented about Texas Theatre on Feb 7, 2009 at 4:08 pm

Exterior has changed slightly, so I’ll post a Feb 2009 pic…

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Silicon Sam commented about Texas Theatre on Feb 7, 2009 at 4:05 pm

Here is a Feb 2009 shot of the interior, looking at the doors that separated the lobby from the seating area. Lady at the shop said this is original. Beyond the doors, is the cafe.

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Here is a shot of the apartment at the top floor, which used to house the balcony for the theatre. Shop owner said the balcony was originally segregated. Photo taken from the courtyard for the cafe, which is where the seats used to be. The theatre partially burned down long ago.

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Here’s another interior shot, I would assume the slanted wall is caused by the stairs leading to the balcony originally.

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Silicon Sam commented about Rialto Theater on Jan 25, 2009 at 5:54 am

Click on my name below, and get my e-mail address, yours does not show up.

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Silicon Sam commented about Rialto Theater on Jan 25, 2009 at 5:52 am

Will get some together. Don’t have a great variety though. If I had gone inside I’d have lots more!

Here’s something you never want to see inside an indoor theatre. Sunshine!

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Silicon Sam commented about Rialto Theater on Jan 25, 2009 at 3:23 am

Here’s some pics I took May of 2005.

Front of building:
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Peeking over front door:
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Poking my camera through broken back door. I never wandered inside…
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Silicon Sam commented about Texas Theater on Jan 24, 2009 at 2:32 pm

My January 2006 pic….

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Silicon Sam commented about Alamo Theatre on Jan 24, 2009 at 2:28 pm

If I have my cities right, I was told by a local that the theatre burned down back in the 70’s…

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Silicon Sam commented about Uptown Theater on Jan 24, 2009 at 2:16 pm

5/27/07 View of the Uptown in Superior..
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Silicon Sam commented about Colón Theater on Jan 24, 2009 at 1:54 pm

Closer view…

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Silicon Sam commented about Colón Theater on Jan 24, 2009 at 1:51 pm

Here’s a shot of the interior taken Jan 2009. At least they didn’t gut out the interior…. The portholes for the projector are still on the back wall. Taken from the balcony.

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Silicon Sam commented about Texas Theatre on Jan 23, 2009 at 11:30 pm

Exterior view of the Texas theatre Jan 2003. Note building to the left.
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Exterior of the other buildings in the strip center. Most have no or little roofs left inside.
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Shot of strip center from Jan 2009
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Silicon Sam commented about Texas Theatre on Jan 22, 2009 at 9:56 pm

On the 3rd photo, the facade, and everything from the left side wall, all the way down the block is gone. The wall in the 2nd photo is gone…

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Silicon Sam commented about Texas Theatre on Jan 22, 2009 at 9:54 pm

There was a string of 6-7 buildings sharing a common walls, like you see in a strip center. The Texas was the 3rd building from the left. All but the first 2 are now gone. Nearly all the roofs were caved in, and they bulldozed the Texas and everything to the right. So one wall still exists.

Yes, the Texas was situated between the buildings, the roof was long, long gone. Guessing from the trees, maybe 25 to 35 years ago or more?

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Silicon Sam commented about Texas Theatre on Jan 21, 2009 at 8:43 pm

Went by today, and almost the entire block has been demolished. Happened last Summer. Will post a couple of pics soon.