Kirby Theatre

911 Main Street,
Houston, TX 77002

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TLSLOEWS on July 27, 2010 at 9:24 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 12:31 pm

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 on September 18, 2009 at 1:15 am

The Kirby was a Publix Theater.

WurliTzer1614 on October 13, 2006 at 2:08 am

Information on the organ originally from this theatre can be found at:

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on November 3, 2004 at 6:57 pm

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

EAdkins on August 27, 2004 at 10:27 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 on August 27, 2004 at 3:51 am

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 on February 24, 2004 at 6:48 pm

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

William on December 16, 2003 at 2:20 am

The Kirby Theatre was located at 911 Main Street.