Texas Theatre

231 W. Jefferson Boulevard,
Dallas, TX 75208

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Patsy on May 30, 2006 at 5:50 pm

I recently saw a program on the History Channel about the assassination of President Kennedy and had forgotten that Oswald had been captured in a movie theatre. I didn’t catch the name of the theatre so decided to go through the list of theatres in Dallas and by chance found the correct one, the Texas Theater! The May 19th vintage photo is really interesting to view…sorry to read that the cost would not allow the restoration of the exterior to be returned to the 1930’s look! Interesting to read that the LHO seat is still intact and that the manager of the nearby shoe store saw LHO enter the theatre without paying for a ticket!

kencmcintyre on January 24, 2006 at 3:23 pm

There was a shoe store next to the theater in 1963. The store manager saw LHO enter the theater without buying a ticket and called the police. To date, the manager has not been linked with the Mafia, CIA, Cubans, Freemasons, PTA or any other shadow groups.

blackiemonty on October 15, 2005 at 3:27 am

I visited the Texas Theater in August 2005 and was able to tour the interior which is under renovation. The upper balcony seats have been removed, the first level seats including the seat Lee Harvey Oswald was captured in are still in place. The whole place is rather dusty and appears to have been vacant for quite some time.

The exterior sign (in place during the 60’s) is in bad shape. Hopefully, the restoration will proceed.

trooperboots on January 28, 2005 at 2:29 am

Hi Quixote… The theater had 2 war movies in a double feature on November 22, 1963 when Oswald was captured … “Cry of Battle” with Van Heflin and “War is Hell.” Both were first run films and made in 1963.

QUIXOTE on January 28, 2005 at 1:06 am

Does anybody know what was playing there the day Oswald was captured?

William on December 15, 2003 at 7:09 pm

The Texas Theatre is located at 231 W. Jefferson Street and when it was a movie theatre it seated 1737 people.