Queen Theater

110 N. Main Street,
Bryan, TX 77803

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savethequeen
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 fa├žade, 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!

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

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

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

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

kathy2trips
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.

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.

ScotchTX
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.

Patsy
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?

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on October 8, 2009 at 1:07 am

The June 24, 1939, issue of Boxoffice said that work was progressing on the rebuilding of the Queen Theatre. The project was to cost about $45,000. It was expected to open about October 1. The November 25 issue said that it had opened that week.

ScotchTX
ScotchTX on October 7, 2009 at 10:11 pm

There are a number of owners, including Fibertown.

nmariew2
nmariew2 on September 25, 2009 at 3:18 pm

Do you know who the current owner is?

ScotchTX
ScotchTX on August 26, 2009 at 2:55 pm

Those who would like a picture of the aging and rustic looking Queen better hurry, as this theater is set to receive a substantial facelift in the near future. Still no plans to rehabilitate it enough for a reopening just yet, however.

DavidZornig
DavidZornig on May 16, 2009 at 12:09 pm

Yeah I saw that one. It really shows how massive in height the building is.

Even if the screen was at the bottom & back of the building, it seems that all of the towering front space above the doors must have housed something.

I wonder if there was balcony seating possibly OVER the projection booth. I saw a similar layout in a theatre in Chicago once. Much like Cinerama, but with only one projector at that mid-hieght under a balcony overhang.

DavidZornig
DavidZornig on May 16, 2009 at 11:52 am

Wow. For such a narrow building, it’s pretty tall. It must have had one helluva balcony.
Don Lewis is right. With all those visible neon outlets in the crown,
it must have been an awesome sight when fully lit back in it’s hayday.

ashp
ashp on July 10, 2008 at 10:39 am

Do you know if it is for sale?

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on February 28, 2008 at 8:50 pm

There is another photo on this page. I wonder if anyone ever took a picture of this theater when it was still vibrant:
http://tinyurl.com/32l2ay

DonLewis
DonLewis on February 28, 2008 at 6:46 pm

Two more photos taken in 1986 of the majestic Queen Theater waiting to be rescued here and here.

DonLewis
DonLewis on October 23, 2007 at 11:50 pm

A closer look reveals the QUEEN’S crown must have had some flashy neon at some point.

Hard to beleive that Bryan is not trying to preserve the QUEEN.

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Don……….