Chief Theatre

1211 Avenue H,
Lubbock, TX 79401

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ARCADIA Theatre; Lubbock, Texas.

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The Chief Theatre opened as the Arcadia Theatre in 1940. It was located on Avenue H which was later renamed Buddy Holly Avenue and Broadway Street. The theatre changed hands in 1950 and was renamed the Chief Theatre. It was operated by Park Theatres. The Chief closed in 1955.

Contributed by Chuck Van Bibber

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purpleplay
purpleplay on April 13, 2012 at 12:37 pm

The Chief and the Arcadia were actually two separate side-by-side small theaters on Ave. H. They were both open at the same time, and in later years they showed primarily Spanish-language films. The Arcadia is listed as open as late as 1967 in a Lubbock telephone directory.

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