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rayrojas commented about Valley Theater on Mar 27, 2011 at 1:20 am

The women who ran the Naked Harem was convicted for running a prostitution ring and having under-age girls.

There was a theater called the Garden Airdome at 900 E. Yandell. Cynthia Farah Haines states it was listed at that address from 1921-22, then for the next three years at 1116 E. Yandell. She also says, “Since 1925, a theatre called the American had been located at 2806 E. Yandell but moved to 1120 E. Yandell where it showed movies until 1935.” She adds, “The American was known as the Little Theatre from 1937 until 1942. it was renamed the Western in 1943and then the Yandell from Oct. 7, 1946 until 1960. (Cynthia Farah Haines, Showtime! From Opera Houses to Picture Palaces in El Paso, Texas Western Press 2006).

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rayrojas commented about Pershing Theater on Mar 27, 2011 at 1:01 am

The current owners added an addition to the westside of the theatre where the parking lot use to be. It has a garage. Before they built that addition, the west wall had a really nice mural of Jerry Garcia and Jimmi Hendrix. The mural was there as late as 1994.

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rayrojas commented about Palace Theater on Mar 27, 2011 at 12:54 am

Since its renovation it’s been a series of open and closed clubs. Cynthia Farah Haines has a good write up on it in her book “Showtime! Frome Opera Houses to Picture Palaces in El Paso” (Texas Western Press, 2006).

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rayrojas commented about Montwood Movies 7 on Mar 27, 2011 at 12:52 am

Does anyone have photos when it was Montwood 3?

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rayrojas commented about Mission Theatre on Mar 27, 2011 at 12:51 am

It’s still there. It was also the union hall for the United Steelworker local in El Paso. Bar is not in business.

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rayrojas commented about Fox Theatre on Mar 27, 2011 at 12:47 am

The building became a Photon after the theatre closed.

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rayrojas commented about Fox Theatre on Mar 27, 2011 at 12:46 am

Anyone have photos of this one.

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rayrojas commented about El Paso Drive-In on Mar 27, 2011 at 12:19 am

There was a gun battle between police and back robbers that ended up running through this theatre. I’ll try to find an article on it. Some have described it similar to the LA bank robbery where the guys had those assault weapons, but obviously much earlier.

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rayrojas commented about Crescent Theatre on Mar 27, 2011 at 12:14 am

A good description of The Crawford is in Cynthia Farah Haines' “Showtime! From Opera Houses to Picture Palaces in El Paso (Texas Western Press, 2006).

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rayrojas commented about Crawford Theater on Mar 27, 2011 at 12:12 am

A good description of The Crawford is in Cynthia Farah Haines' “Showtime! From Opera Houses to Picture Palaces in El Paso (Texas Western Press, 2006).

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rayrojas commented about Colón Theater on Mar 27, 2011 at 12:11 am

El Colon is described in detail in Cynthia Farah Haines “Showtime! From Opera Houses to Picture Palaces in El Paso” (Texas Western Press 2006).