Alamo Theater

Main Street,
Bellville, TX 77418

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Listed as open in the early 1930’s.

Contributed by Lost Memory

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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on March 15, 2006 at 4:30 pm

This is a vintage photo of Main St in Bellville, Texas. You can see the Alamo theater on the right side of the photo.

raechas
raechas on February 18, 2007 at 12:38 am

HELLO,MY NAME IS CHAS,I CAME APON THIS SHOW BILL OF SHERLEY TEMPLE WHEN SHE WAS PERFORMING WITH JEAN HERSHOLT AT ALAMO THEATRE OCT 27 AND 28. NO YEAR PREASENT,ALAMO THEATRE UNDER MANAGEMENT LAM AMUSEMENT CO.PICTURE OF SHERLEY TEMPLE ON BED WITH A DOG. THE SHOW WAS HEIDI.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on February 18, 2007 at 12:47 am

Heidi, starring Shirley Temple was released in 1937. That should be the approximate date of the showbill that you have.

raechas
raechas on February 18, 2007 at 1:02 am

could you tell me, was it in texas, alamo theatre or else where.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on February 18, 2007 at 1:10 am

1937 was the general release date. I don’t know what date the Alamo Theater booked that movie. It could have been in 1937 or it could have been at a later date. You could research old newspaper ads to find out what date Heidi played at the Alamo.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on November 23, 2008 at 1:08 am

In 1940 the Alamo Theater had 300 seats.

Silicon Sam
Silicon Sam on June 23, 2009 at 4:54 am

Here’s a couple of small shots of the Alamo back in the day…

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Stopped by today and spoke with an older lady at a shop, she said the Alamo was torn down long ago, and a First State Bank now sits in it’s place.

She pointed right at this spot.

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Silicon Sam
Silicon Sam on June 23, 2009 at 5:09 am

First National Bank, sorry…. (Drive through area) The tree(s) you see to the right of the drive through, are old enough that one was likely the one in the picture to the side of the Alamo Theater. So the Google link I have earlier showed the side of the theater, the front facing to the right.

Gene1955
Gene1955 on April 24, 2014 at 12:57 am

The last time the Alamo was operated was in 1962-63. My father (Doyle Oliver) rented it from the Struss family. They also owned the Oaks in Columbus which we leased a few months later. For awhile, both theaters were operated and I drove back and forth from Columbus to do so. The Frels Family and the Struss family were related and my father was General Manager of Frels prior to our leasing of the Alamo. We left in 1963 when we got the opportunity to buy the Allred Theater in Pryor, Oklahoma. I remember the projectors being so small that the carbon used for lighting wasn’t much bigger in diameter than a thick pencil.

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