North Main Theatre

3730 North Main Street,
Houston, TX 77002

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North Main Theatre

Viewing: Photo | Street View

Use to pass this quaint little Modernaire design theatre on my way to and from work and never had a clue of its origins. The theatre had apparently been closed for years prior to the start of my tenure in the area and remained in the same state upon my departure. Located on the cusp of the museum district, it could probably do quite well as a nightclub or a studio, that is, if it is still standing.

Contributed by Jack Coursey

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rogerscorpion
rogerscorpion on November 15, 2006 at 3:27 pm

Jack—where’s the pic?

JackCoursey
JackCoursey on November 15, 2006 at 4:32 pm

Click on where it says Here in the post above and it will take you to the site of the photo.

rogerscorpion
rogerscorpion on November 15, 2006 at 5:36 pm

Cool. Looks just like it did, when I drove by last night.

DonLewis
DonLewis on March 19, 2009 at 7:58 pm

A 1965 view of the North Main Theatre in Houston and a night time view of an attendant working with the marquee lettering.

DonLewis
DonLewis on July 24, 2009 at 2:32 pm

A short tour from 1965 of the North Main Theatre in Houston.

sepiatone
sepiatone on September 17, 2009 at 5:12 pm

The premier feature at the North Main was “Page Miss Glory” with Dick Powell and Marion Davies. The North Main advertised “modest prices 15-25¢. Children anytime 5¢.”

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on March 21, 2010 at 3:07 pm

The map view puts you behind the theater, but you can follow the streets around to the front for a more contemporary view. There is also the photo posted on 10/15/08.

EnnisCAdkins
EnnisCAdkins on May 30, 2011 at 5:21 pm

The picture & map are wrong on this theater. The location you show is 3730 South Main Street, Houston, Texas instead of 3730 North Main Street. The North Main Theater is on the north side of Houston not the south.

Theaterbug
Theaterbug on October 21, 2012 at 12:05 pm

The above photo is correct. The map location and the description of the theater being near the Museum District are wrong. The theater is north of Woodland Heights near the North Freeway. The building is now a church.

Here’s a link with current and historic photos: http://www.houstondeco.org/1930s/northmain.html

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