Tech Theatre

1211 University Avenue,
Lubbock, TX 79401

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purpleplay
purpleplay on April 13, 2012 at 7:30 pm

PS After it closed, the Tech was remodeled into Snell Drugs which lasted for a long time. If you look at the building today, you can still tell it was a little theater from the metal supports across the top of the building.

purpleplay
purpleplay on April 13, 2012 at 7:28 pm

Actually the Tech was open later than 1955. I went there (the only time) in 1957 or 1958 to a double feature of war movies. I never went back because it had the worst entrance of any theater in town. It was hard to get inside because of the poorly constructed door. And it was a TINY and cramped theater, too.

rivest266
rivest266 on November 8, 2009 at 12:35 am

This opened on June 3rd, 1936. ad to come at movie-theatre.org

JuaniceMyers1
JuaniceMyers1 on September 25, 2007 at 5:01 pm

In the late 1940s, the Tech Theatre was the venue for a regular Saturday morning live radio (I think it was KFYO) show featuring a live talent contest for children. I used to go down every Saturday morning to try and win the contest by singing the latest song. I think Bob Nash was the Master of Ceremonies. It was a very popular radion show of the times.

William
William on October 12, 2006 at 1:11 pm

The Tech Theatre seated 500 people.