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There are plans to rebuild:
The sign depicted a majorette (not a cheerleader). Her baton twirled but I don’t think she ever threw it and caught it. From the neon tubing, it appears that her legs also moved. Here is a nice photo from 2007:
This page shows a small photo of the old sign:
The opening year should be changed to 1968.
According to the city tax assessor and the Kitsap Lake Historical Society, this drive-in opened in 1953.
My April 2010 photo:
A night photo from 2009:
My daytime photo from April 2010:
Also — a 2008 interior photo:
And it should be listed as “open”.
This theatre should be listed as “open” (since at least 2009).
Some history from this website:
The Evangeline Theater started its life as a wholesale grocery building in the late nineteenth or twentieth century. Remodeled for a movie house in 1929, the building gained its current Art Deco faÃ§ade and other characteristics during a 1939/40 renovation. The two story brick building’s faÃ§ade is clad in stucco and pigmented structural glass.
The original sign is on display in Las Vegas (Neonopolis) according to this article:
A photo of it:
From April 2010:
The relit marquee in celebration of the Saints victory:
A photo from 2010:
A photo I took 3/10 — now housing The Blvd (nightclub):
Some photos of the Pix and other theatres in Rock Hill:
A photo of the theatre as the Sauconia:
On Preservation Texas' Most Endangered List in 2010 (with an opening date of 1952):
Here’s the latest on the theatre’s restoration:
I don’t think that address is right — or the photos in the previous two posts show a different building. The building in the photos is on Washington near Elizabeth.
The news is not good. Here’s what the “renovation” looks like so far:
I’m pretty sure this is a mix-up with the Clarion Theatre in Clarion, IA.