Comments from Silicon Sam

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Silicon Sam commented about Edna Theatre on Mar 1, 2009 at 9:20 pm

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

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Silicon Sam commented about Buckhorn Drive-In on Mar 1, 2009 at 10:11 am

Went by Feb 23 2008.

A view of the skeletal remains of the SCREEN

Underneath the screen looking up.

The Magical BOX where they keep the letters for the marquee.

Some sort of Decoration (fountain maybe?) where the cars filter in towards the ticket booth.

Ticket Booth As seen here in the weeds.

The screen As Seen from the ticket booth.

And the Projection Booth.

Enjoy!

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Silicon Sam commented about J. Frank Dobie Theatre on Mar 1, 2009 at 10:02 am

A Feb 2009 Shot HERE Notice the front entry way has changed. Looks like some work going on inside.

Truck parked right in front the first day I went by, was much more crowded the 2nd time I went through a few days later.

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Silicon Sam commented about Cozy Theatre on Mar 1, 2009 at 10:00 am

The Cozy theatre seen in Feb 2008 HERE

If you visit, don’t miss the fabulous Snack Bar and Arcade

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Silicon Sam commented about Rig Theater on Mar 1, 2009 at 9:57 am

Went by on 2/23/08 and snapped a few pics.

Outside View everyone’s seen before.

Back Side of the building with the added on Air Conditioning room.

To the LEFT as you peek into the hole in the back where the plywood is missing. And to the RIGHT in the same room.

A peek through some broken glass to view the LOBBY

Closeup of the RIG Sign

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Silicon Sam commented about Edna Theatre on Mar 1, 2009 at 9:49 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.

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Silicon Sam commented about Plaza Theatre on Mar 1, 2009 at 9:45 am

Historical Marker outside the Plaza Theater HERE

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Silicon Sam commented about Lynn Theatre on Feb 28, 2009 at 7:53 pm

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 26, 2009 at 5:14 am

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 25, 2009 at 3:14 am

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 22, 2009 at 6:53 am

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 22, 2009 at 6:47 am

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 21, 2009 at 7:00 am

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 20, 2009 at 4:07 am

Change spelling of city to Whitewright, TX

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Silicon Sam commented about Buckner Boulevard Drive-In on Feb 20, 2009 at 3:11 am

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 20, 2009 at 3:10 am

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 14, 2009 at 7:07 am

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 8, 2009 at 12:08 am

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

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Silicon Sam commented about Texas Theatre on Feb 8, 2009 at 12:05 am

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 1:54 pm

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 1:52 pm

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 11:23 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 10:32 pm

My January 2006 pic….

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Silicon Sam commented about Alamo Theatre on Jan 24, 2009 at 10:28 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 10:16 pm

5/27/07 View of the Uptown in Superior..
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