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Change spelling of city to Whitewright, TX
You also see signs of a fire on the front right side of structure.
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
Looks like your link provided on your 10/14/08 post is no longer valid….
Exterior has changed slightly, so I’ll post a Feb 2009 pic…
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.
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.
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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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!
Here’s some pics I took May of 2005.
Front of building:
Peeking over front door:
Poking my camera through broken back door. I never wandered inside…
My January 2006 pic….
If I have my cities right, I was told by a local that the theatre burned down back in the 70’s…
5/27/07 View of the Uptown in Superior..
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.
Exterior view of the Texas theatre Jan 2003. Note building to the left.
Exterior of the other buildings in the strip center. Most have no or little roofs left inside.
Shot of strip center from Jan 2009
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…
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?
Went by today, and almost the entire block has been demolished. Happened last Summer. Will post a couple of pics soon.
Sad that’s it’s closed for now…. But here are some photos taken during the reconstruction. These were taken soon after the asbestos removal, no restoration work had been done at this point, only removal. Last link should be of the owner and the consultant (on left). Name is Tim or Phil. Something like that. Said he’s opened several theaters around the state.
Hopefully this will work, if not I apologize.
Some interior photos of the old Texas theatre in Bishop, TX
I saw a painted sign on the corner of this building that said Word Of Truth Church. Not sure if they are currently occupying the building. Did not go up close, but I did take a photo from across the street.
This old run down Alameda Theatre is no more. Just an empty lot when I drove through town a week ago. The Pioneer is of course still there.
I drove by there on Sunday, July 10th, and it appeared to be open, just not then I got a few pictures of it, can post them if wanted. It is called Raye of course. They were showing War Of The Worlds when I went by.
There used to be so many drive-ins in El Paso when I grew up there in the 60’s. The Fiesta used to be located on Mesa Drive back then, and it eventually moved to it’s current location out on Montana St. And yes, I have been there once…
I have several good photos of the outside of the building if anyone is interested. I took these around 05/10/05.