Village Theatre

2329 34th Street,
Lubbock, TX 79411

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The Village Theatre opened February 11, 1955. This was a small theater in a plain row of small shops. It was great for showing first run films (I saw “A Hard Day’s Night” there and all the surf movies in the 1960’s). I met Jay Silverheels there. It closed in 1980.

After it’s days as a theater it became a batting cage.

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irpworks on October 1, 2006 at 6:12 pm

Still a batting cage. Dj’s Sports.

seymourcox on August 28, 2007 at 2:47 pm

To view a 1964 snapshot of the cute, streamline Village Cinema type in word “village”, then search,
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kencmcintyre on January 8, 2010 at 1:03 am

Here is a November 1971 ad for “Werewolves on Wheels” in the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal. It was a biker horror film, I guess.

Robert Verkler
Robert Verkler on March 30, 2012 at 2:29 pm

I was the projectionist at the Village in 1971. I remember it well and believe I could still work the projectors after all this time.

purpleplay on April 13, 2012 at 2:45 pm

A t-shirt company is at the Village location now. I bought some custom-made shirts there around 2002 and got to see the old auditorium. I was amazed at how small it was—I remembered it as so much bigger. But it had seats and a screen then, too. It was once a first-run theater showing roadshow films like “South Pacific,” “My Fair Lady” (for almost a year), and I think it even had “The Sound of Music” for an eternity! That tiny parking lot was NO fun though!

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