Kirby Theatre

911 Main Street,
Houston, TX 77002

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TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on July 27, 2010 at 1:24 pm

Interesting photo of the Kirby Theatre,any one notice it says Kirby Lumber Company on the top of the building.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on January 26, 2010 at 4:31 am

Jesse Jones, currently listed as the architect of this theater, was not an architect but a busnessman and a real estate developer. The architect of the Kirby Theatre was Alfred Charles Finn.

sepiatone
sepiatone on September 17, 2009 at 5:15 pm

The Kirby was a Publix Theater.

WurliTzer1614
WurliTzer1614 on October 12, 2006 at 6:08 pm

Information on the organ originally from this theatre can be found at:
www.wurlitzer1614.homestead.com

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on November 3, 2004 at 10:57 am

‘American Theatres of Today’ Vol 1 published in 1927 gives Alfred C. Finn as the architect of the Kirby Theatre.

EAdkins
EAdkins on August 27, 2004 at 2:27 pm

“Bwana Devil” was the first 3-D movie and it opened at the Kirby in the first part of 1953, having premiered in New York on 11/26/52. I WAS a lousy movie. I was told by my parents that the Kirby theater became part of the Houston Neiman Marcus. I do remember the long narrow entrance, but the same thing applied to the Metropolitan and Loews State.

sgilmore
sgilmore on August 26, 2004 at 7:51 pm

The Kirby was still going strong in the mid 1950’s and was the first 3D house in Houston showing “Bhawana Junction” – a lousy movie if I do say so.
The auditorium was located in the rear section of the Kirby Bldg. and was reached from a long, narrow entrance from Main Street.
Neiman Marcus was in the adjacent building next to the Kirby.

Stan Gilmore

EnnisCAdkins
EnnisCAdkins on February 24, 2004 at 10:48 am

The theater closed in the mid 1950’s and became the Houston Neiman Marcus.

William
William on December 15, 2003 at 6:20 pm

The Kirby Theatre was located at 911 Main Street.