1002 E. Elizabeth Street,
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Previously operated by: Interstate Theatres Inc. & Texas Consolidated Theaters Inc.
Firms: Pettigrew & Worley
Styles: Art Deco
Previous Names: Majestic Twin Theatre
The Majestic Theatre was a textbook example of Art Deco style design when it opened in 1949 with James Stewart in “The Stratton Story”. Sadly, with neglect combined with proximity to Mexico (so that the population center of Brownsville moved steadily farther and farther away to the north) reduced it in its final years to showing second run films downstairs and adult fare in the converted balcony in the evenings. It was closed in 1972.
When last I saw it, the façade still bore the “Majestic” marquee, but the building had been gutted and was being used as storage and retail space by someone selling cheap electronics and knock-off Ray Bans.
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