Ganado Cinema

120 S. Third Street,
Ganado, TX 77962

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Ganado Cinema

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Opened in 1941, the Ganado Cinema is a classic theater that operates today in downtown Ganado, Texas, a small town 30 miles northeast of Victoria. It has modern seating and sound equipment, but still has the ambience of an antique theater. The Ganado Cinema is currently the only operating movie theater in Jackson County, Texas.

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wbuttner on April 28, 2006 at 6:50 am

The Ganado Theater is truley a “treasure” and Ganado is lucky to have Alvin perserve so many memories for so many of us. Born and raised in Ganado I have soooo many fond memories of the theater – 20 cents to get in – stayed all day – my girlfriends mother would send us sandwiches and Ms. Stahla (manager) calling your parents when you were acting up and asking them to come and get you!! – and who can forget your first romance and kiss at the theater!!!

Thanks Alvin! – oh yeah and when you visit don’t forget to get a hot dog and ask for saurkraut on it, because it’s homemade by Alvin! – now that’s a treat!!!

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on May 3, 2006 at 1:30 pm

Here is a recent photo of the Ganado Cinema taken by Seth Gaines.

trailerjoh on October 30, 2009 at 8:19 pm

A new sign is on the way to the Ganado. It is expected to be installed late Nov. 09. Check out this newspaper article in the Victoria Advocate. 10/28/09

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trailerjoh on October 30, 2009 at 8:21 pm

Here are some photos taken in Jan 09.

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trailerjoh on February 20, 2011 at 11:58 am

The Ganado now has digital projection as of this weekend. Here is a current photo. Be sure to eat at the Ganado Cafe next door. You won’t be disappointed.

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trailerjoh on February 20, 2011 at 12:19 pm

Also, a notice in the Victoria Advocate:

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Dramatrauma on February 24, 2011 at 7:51 am

I know a lot of you dislike seeing a new movie in a theater (rude audience,price,quality of modern films,cost of gas etc) But hopefully those of you nearby will support the owner who wiped out his life savings to stay a first run house by patronising the Ganado when you can.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on April 7, 2012 at 8:16 pm

The 1941 Ganado Theatre was designed by Houston architect Ernest L. Shult, and was on a list of his theater projects that was published in the 1950 Theatre Catalog. Prior to establishing his own practice, Shult was a long-time associate of theater architect Alfred Charles Finn.

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