Queen Theater

110 S. Main Street,
Bryan, TX 77803

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Queen Theater© Bryan TX / Don Lewis / Billy Smith

The Queen Theater opened on May 7, 1914. It was remodeled in an Art Deco style in 1939 to the plans of architectural firm Pettigrew & Worley. The Queen Theatre was still open in 1957.

The façade was restored in 2015.

Contributed by Lost Memory

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Patsy on November 3, 2009 at 9:10 am

I see that 3 closed or closed/demolished theatres are listed for Bryan Texas….I would think that this one would be restored with its unusual facade. Can anyone give us the latest status?

ScotchTX on November 9, 2009 at 1:05 pm

Well, I don’t know how the status can be updated, but the Palace and Dixie, as stated on their pages, are open, just not as full time movie theaters. The Palace holds a movie night at least once a month and the open-air venure hosts numerous other events, including weddings, throughout the year.

The Dixie, now known as The Stafford – Main Street, is a live music venue.

The Queen, as I mentioned a few posts above, is set to have its facade refurbished, and is the only of the three truly closed.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on November 9, 2009 at 11:06 pm

The December 2, 1939, issue of Boxoffice reported that the rebuilt Queen Theatre had opened the previous Tuesday. It was being operated by Mrs. Morris Schulman, who also operated the Palace and Dixie Theatres at Bryan. She had bought the Queen, then dark, in 1938, according to Boxoffice of October 1 that year.

kathy2trips on September 20, 2010 at 10:51 pm

I’d love to see some interior photos. The buildings around it look very nice now. I hope work has already begun.

Erich Friend
Erich Friend on April 5, 2011 at 3:27 pm

The queen is being restored.
Queen Blog: (http://downtownbryan.com/blog/queen/)

Mike Richardson
Mike Richardson on April 15, 2011 at 7:41 pm

Looks like the Queen is on 110 South Main, not North Main.

savethequeen on May 10, 2012 at 9:05 pm

In 1914, a theatre located at 210 South Main in Bryan, TX changed ownership and was renamed the “Queen Theatre”. In 1939, it was sold again and remodeled into the art deco style that has remained. Today, thanks to all of our supporters, we have had a successful start to Saving the Queen! We have restored the façade, the lighting, and we have re-crowned the Queen. We will soon have the roof replacement complete and will be ready to begin the interior remodeling!

robboehm on June 9, 2015 at 11:30 am

Photos of the restored façade uploaded. There are a lot of depressing photos as a derelict, which I won’t upload, if you go to Bryan, TX Theaters Images.

dallasmovietheaters on October 15, 2015 at 2:16 am

Pettigrew and Worley architectural sketch of the 1939 redesign and deco-themes in photos.

purplerose53 on February 18, 2016 at 3:40 pm

I remember going thereis as a young child. Love the outside.I hope they don’t demo it. It is such a part of The Bryan of bygone days.

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