Village Theatre

2329 34th Street,
Lubbock, TX 79411

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Village Theatre

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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.

Contributed by curtis cates

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

Still a batting cage. Dj’s Sports.

seymourcox
seymourcox on August 28, 2007 at 7:47 pm

To view a 1964 snapshot of the cute, streamline Village Cinema type in word “village”, then search,
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kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on January 8, 2010 at 6:03 am

Here is a November 1971 ad for “Werewolves on Wheels” in the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal. It was a biker horror film, I guess.
http://tinyurl.com/ygtf5cc

Robert Verkler
Robert Verkler on March 30, 2012 at 7:29 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
purpleplay on April 13, 2012 at 7:45 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!

OCRon
OCRon on November 8, 2014 at 5:49 am

Information for the Village Theatre from Avalanche News. (see opening ad and story in photo section)

Address: 2329 34th Street

Owner: Elvis Roberts

Seating: 850.

Opened: February 11, 1955 with “There‚Äôs No Business Like Show Business.” (First theatre in Lubbock and west Texas built especially for Cinemascope)

Closed: 1980

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