Buckaroo Theatre

112 W. Walker Street,
Breckenridge, TX 76424

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Buckaroo Theatre...Breckenridge Texas

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Opened by 1926, this was the first Palace Theatre to operate in Breckenridge. The name was transfered to the Alhambra Theatre in 1929 and after a short period of time this theatre reopened as the Plaza Theatre, operating until 1945 when it was renamed Buckeroo Theatre.

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driveinnut
driveinnut on September 30, 2013 at 8:39 pm

The Breckenridge American newspaper shows two additional theaters. The Corral Drive In and the Trail Drive-In were open in Feb.1955.

driveinnut
driveinnut on October 1, 2013 at 10:31 am

I looked for the address in the newspaper but found none in this issue. I’ll keep looking for them and update the information.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on April 9, 2018 at 12:07 am

Buckaroo was an aka for the first Palace Theatre. The Palace name was moved to the old Alhambra Theatre, 102 E. Walker, at some point. The various photos of theaters in Breckenridge make this clear.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on April 9, 2018 at 9:51 pm

The 360-seat Palace Theatre is last listed in the FDY in 1929, as is the 500-seat Alhambra. In 1930 the Palace is listed with 546 seats, indicating that it had moved to the old Alhambra Theatre building by the time that edition of the FDY was compiled. The name Buckaroo Theatre does not appear in the FDY until 1945, but I don’t think the old Palace was vacant all that time.

In 1932, a 375-seat Plaza Theatre appears in the FDY. The Plaza remains in the listings through 1938, though it is listed as closed in 1936 and 1938. It vanishes from the listing in 1939, but reappears in 1942, though with no seating capacity listed. It remains listed through 1944, but vanishes when the 350-seat Buckaroo Theatre appears in 1945.

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