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kjohnson26 commented about Texas Theater on Mar 14, 2010 at 11:25 pm

The Texas was a porno theater when I moved to Austin in 1985. Spanish language films were shown on weekends beginning sometime in 1985-1986 while still showing pornographic films on weekdays. Later, it became a dollar cinema, I remember seeing a poster advertising “Amadeus” for $1 for many weeks in 1986-1987. Shortly after that it closed. The southern half of the building was remodeled into a coffee shop, “Metro”, and the northern half became the UT Coop’s “Poster Shop”. The “Metro” eventually became another coffee shop “Caffee Medici” and the poster shop became the current CVS. It seems that the building itself is owned by the UT Coop. My dates are a bit vague, sorry.