Victoria Theatre

206 E. Constitution Street,
Victoria, TX 77901

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sepiatone
sepiatone on July 10, 2010 at 12:31 pm

This theater was previously the Electra Theatre. According to the July 18, 1924 Victoria Advocate, M.M. McNeese of Dallas purchased the Electra from Victoria resident Edwin Jecker. He renamed it the Victoria and reopened it on July 24, 1924. The opening feature was Gloria Swanson’s “Manhandled”, which opened to an overflow crowd.

The Electra had been open as early as 1912. An ad in the October 2, 1912 Advocate announced that Florence Lawrence’s “The Mill Buyers”, Edgar Keller’s “The Garrison Triangle”, and “Ferdie’s Family Feud” with John R. Cumpson and Vivian Prescott could be seen at the Electra.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on August 10, 2009 at 3:39 am

Here is a February 1965 ad from the Victoria Advocate:
http://tinyurl.com/ll5rzy

BradR
BradR on February 6, 2006 at 5:36 pm

The Pipe ORgan console has arrived, nd work will start on the organ chambers in the near future…. after Frels Pipe Organs completes 3 other jobs in progress.

BradR
BradR on July 25, 2005 at 6:39 pm

A three manual Hope Jones/Wurlitzer theatre organ console was recently purchased for installation in this theatre in the near future. It is due to arrive in Victoria sometime in late October of 2005.