Majestic Theatre

108 N. Lamar Street,
Eastland, TX 76448

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Majestic© Theatre

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Built in 1920 as the Connollee Theatre (named after one of Eastland’s founding fathers), this small theater featured silent films and stage shows, as well as beauty contests and the occassional opera.

In the 1930’s, the Connollee Theatre began hosting live radio broadcasts every Saturday. Gene Autry and his horse Champion even appeared on stage at the Connellee Theatre once.

In 1947, Interstate Theatres bought the Connellee Theatre and completely remodeled it in the Art Moderne style, with touches of Western decor. It was reopened as the Majestic Theatre, and continued as a first run theater until closing in 1986.

The following year, a group of Eastland citizens got together to renovate the theater as the town’s civic center, and it reopened later that year, looking much as did in 1947.

It now features a varied mix of first run and classic films, concerts, and stage shows, as well as hosting meetings in its auditorium.

Contributed by Bryan Krefft

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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on November 7, 2008 at 6:27 pm

This site has photos of the Majestic.

DonLewis
DonLewis on January 21, 2009 at 11:01 am

The orignal home of the Majestic Theatre in Eastland was at 108 W. Commerce St. in this building.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on July 24, 2009 at 10:51 am

Here is a nice close-up photo.

DonLewis
DonLewis on November 6, 2009 at 6:16 pm

A few views from 2009 of the Majestic glowing with neon; Frame 1, frame 2 and frame 3.

Don…

DonLewis
DonLewis on September 25, 2010 at 7:37 pm

From 1964 a movie ad from the MajesticTheatre in Eastland.

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