Alpha Theatre - Waco Tx Closed

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Alpha Theatre - Waco Tx Closed

Alpha Theatre

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Taken on: July 24, 2012

Uploaded on: October 13, 2012

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Alpha Theatre - Waco Tx Closed

The Alpha Theatre, located at 221 Clifton St, Waco Texas, in the East Riverside Neighborhood.. Closed. Next door at one time was the Alpha Grill. I’m guessing, by the looks of the Theatres' condition, it has been closed for some 30+ years as a Theatre. It was possibly converted into another type of business in the structures latter years, but has since been sitting idle for a while now. The “Alpha Theater” was opened and operated from around/between 1950-1970 with 492 seats. Opened by Waco (still semi-called historically “Six Shooter Junction” at the time) residents; Heyward Weaver Jr. ( (1921-2005), Edward D. Bonner Jr. (1919-86) and George L. Pryor (1918-63), ex-GI’s returning home from WWII, it was predominately the only Black theater in Waco other than “The Gem” (but, only for a period of time until the Gem closed). For more info, Go Here .. Photo here courtesy of Randy A Carlisle – RAC Photography Photo Taken: July 24 2012 Photo Taken By: Randy A. Carlisle Copyright 2012 RAC Photography “Preserving AMERICAs History Thru Photography” NO Photos are to be posted on ANY other website, or any kind of publication Without MY Permission. No Exceptions! They are not to be “Lifted”, Borrowed, reprinted, or by any other means other than viewing here on Flickr. If you want to use a photo of mine for anything, please email First. I’ll assist you any way I can. Thank You for your understanding. ALL Photos are For Sale.***

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