Simon Theatre

109 W. Main Street,
Brenham, TX 77833

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kgtband
kgtband on August 22, 2010 at 11:58 am

It looks like a lot of work is being done. Here are some pictures including the inside of the theater.

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Silicon Sam
Silicon Sam on May 9, 2010 at 1:03 am

Okay, not a restored marquee, since it lost it’s original look, but a very nicely done marquee nonetheless. The art deco inspired lettering is gone, but at least there is some neon and bulbs in the new sign.

Silicon Sam
Silicon Sam on May 9, 2010 at 1:00 am

Restored marquee and almost done canopy:

HERE

Silicon Sam
Silicon Sam on May 9, 2010 at 12:50 am

Here’s my photo from May 7th 2010:

HERE

Silicon Sam
Silicon Sam on May 4, 2010 at 12:50 am

I’m going through Brenham later this week, I’ll get a photo update on progress.

Silicon Sam
Silicon Sam on August 27, 2009 at 10:25 pm

The Simon on 8/27/09. Progress at last…..

HERE

HowardBHaas
HowardBHaas on July 19, 2008 at 12:32 pm

As somebody who leads an organization dedicated to saving a theater, I am sensitive when people imply they see no progress, because as I pointed out, these projects take time.I appreciate your efforts on this website. Let’s move on.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on July 19, 2008 at 12:25 pm

Maybe I misinterpreted your comment just as you did with mine. And I don’t consider myself to be a “back seat driver”. I do understand that these things take time. All I did was post that I didn’t see any improvements from the 2007 photo to 2008 photo. Why are you trying to make a mountain out of a molehill?

HowardBHaas
HowardBHaas on July 19, 2008 at 12:18 pm

I was referring to both comments, not only yours. I didn’t say you are against saving theaters. I stated the comments weren’t supportive. There’s a difference there.

The comments didn’t sound patient. It is easy for back seat drivers to jump all over organizations working hard to reopen theaters. Fundraising takes time.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on July 19, 2008 at 12:14 pm

Is that how you interpret those comments? I was merely making an observation. Does that classify me as someone against saving theaters? I don’t think so.

HowardBHaas
HowardBHaas on July 19, 2008 at 9:47 am

Those above 2 comments don’t sound supportive of the project to save, restore and reopen this theater! Capital campaigns take time.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on July 19, 2008 at 9:17 am

Sometimes photos can be deceiving, but I don’t see any improvement since the 2007 photo.

DonLewis
DonLewis on July 18, 2008 at 11:26 pm

The photo in the link posted by Lost Memory looks as if the “Save our Simon” effort is not faring well. Very sad!!

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DonLewis
DonLewis on March 2, 2008 at 1:58 pm

A 1989 photo of the stately and ornate but sadly, closed Simon Theater in Brenham.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on November 30, 2007 at 12:43 pm

Here is a recent photo of the Simon Theater.