Plaza Theater

2705 26th Street,
Lubbock, TX 79410

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OCRon
OCRon on November 20, 2014 at 5:55 am

Info for Plaza Theatre:

Address: 2705 26th Street.

Opened: April 25, 1947 (ad in photo section).

Closed: July 6, 1958.

October 1958: Remodeled into business spaces.

purpleplay
purpleplay on April 13, 2012 at 8:04 pm

In the late 1950s this theater was only open on weekends (maybe just Saturday, I’m not sure). This was Kid Heaven on a Saturday afternoon! There were double features and cartoons, and the place was just full of kids like me. I remember seeing Tarzan movies there and even “Johnny Tremain.” I still smile when I think of this theater!

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on April 8, 2009 at 12:18 am

This is part of an article in the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal dated 6/30/46:

An expansion program of Lindsey theaters, which will include the construction of three additional theaters and remodeling of a fourth into a first-class house, was announced Saturday by Clark Abbott, local manager. One of the new theaters, to be known as The Plaza, is under construction in the Green Acres community center and will be ready for occupancy by Sept. 1. The new theater will seat 800 patrons and will be completely fireproof and modern in every respect. It is being built by Robert Maxey in connection with the suburban shopping center in southwest Lubbock.

Saturday’s announcement revealed a substantial addition to the building program and a second new theater will be started within a short time at Fourteenth and Texas Avenue. The 52 by 125 foot location for the theater was purchased the past week by the Lindsey theaters organization for $50,000 from C.H. Grollman.

irpworks
irpworks on August 29, 2007 at 8:23 am

Many Lubbock theaters shown. El Capitan; Plaza; Clifton; Lindsey; Cactus; Westerner Drive-In; Corral; Broadway; Midway; Plains Drive-In; Arnett-Benson; Arcadia.

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Search theatre and drive-in and there are other arial shots of other drive-ins, etc.
ENJOY!

seymourcox
seymourcox on August 28, 2007 at 10:41 pm

You may enjoy looking at these 1940 Grand Opening photographs, type in word “plaza”, then search,
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