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Silicon Sam commented about Rialto Theater on Jan 25, 2009 at 6:23 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 5:32 pm

My January 2006 pic….

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Silicon Sam commented about Alamo Theatre on Jan 24, 2009 at 5:28 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 5:16 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 4:54 pm

Closer view…

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Silicon Sam commented about Colón Theater on Jan 24, 2009 at 4:51 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 24, 2009 at 2:30 am

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 23, 2009 at 12:56 am

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 23, 2009 at 12:54 am

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 11:43 pm

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

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Silicon Sam commented about Lynn Theatre on Jan 3, 2009 at 12:39 am

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.

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Silicon Sam commented about Texas Theatre on Jan 3, 2009 at 12:23 am

Hopefully this will work, if not I apologize.

Some interior photos of the old Texas theatre in Bishop, TX

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Silicon Sam commented about Texas Theater on Jan 27, 2006 at 10:37 pm

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.

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Silicon Sam commented about Alameda Theater on Jan 27, 2006 at 10:22 pm

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.

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Silicon Sam commented about Raye Theater on Jul 10, 2005 at 8:34 pm

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.

Raymond

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Silicon Sam commented about Fiesta Drive-In on May 13, 2005 at 10:53 am

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…

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Silicon Sam commented about Rig Theater on May 13, 2005 at 10:32 am

I have several good photos of the outside of the building if anyone is interested. I took these around 05/10/05.

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Silicon Sam commented about Lynn Theatre on May 13, 2005 at 10:25 am

I was traveling through Gonzales around the last week of April and I spotted the Lynn and decided to take some photos. I looked in the window, and a couple of guys inside motioned me to come inside. I took a good look around, snapped some photos and chatted with one of the guys there about theaters. He mentioned they had to do an extensive amount of asbestos removal, and there were plans for 2 screens inside.