Globe Theatre

6901 Lyons Avenue,
Houston, TX 77020

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Living in Denver Harbor after World War II and before TV, the only form of entertainment we had was the movies. We lived only a short walk from our house off Harbor Drive to the Globe Theatre on Lyons Avenue, somewhere between Harbor Drive and Majestic Avenue.

The Globe Theatre was a B movie house that showed mostly westerns like Roy Rogers and Gene Autry with a mix of Abbott and Costello, Tarzan, as well as all those wonderful serials like Superman, Batman, King of the Rocketmen and others. The theatre was run by a heavy set older lady that would grab you by the ear and throw you out if you misbehaved.

The building still stands today, or at least it did the last time I was there a few years ago. The building had become a tire shop of some sort and the revolving ball at the top of the marque was gone and replaced by an old tire. The inside was gutted with a lot of tires laying around. I have searched for a picture of the old theatre in it’s original glory but none are to be found.

Contributed by glenn Kessler

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kathy2trips
kathy2trips on October 11, 2006 at 5:37 pm

This may or may not help you with the Globe Theater, but this website is an excellent resource for old photos of Houston, including exterior and interior shots of theaters: View link

It’s the Bob Bailey Studios Photographic Archive, ca. 1932-1998, a locally famous photographer of the time. If you write to them requesting permission to post, they are usually very accommodating once they understand it’s an educational site. A paralegal friend told me once that in Texas, permissions are not needed if it’s for educational purposes, but I haven’t looked up the law to confirm that.

rogerrabbit22
rogerrabbit22 on October 28, 2011 at 11:58 pm

I worked at the Globe in 1942-43 as the usher taking tickets. I was ten years old then and I’m near eighty now.

Atticus_Mata
Atticus_Mata on January 14, 2012 at 12:26 am

to Rogerrabbit22 Im doing a documentary on this theater. I would love to talk with you about this theater!

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