Kirby Theatre

911 Main Street,
Houston, TX 77002

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TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on July 27, 2010 at 3:24 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 6:31 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 7:15 pm

The Kirby was a Publix Theater.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on July 28, 2008 at 12:13 pm

Interior and exterior photos of the Kirby can be found here.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on October 31, 2007 at 7:52 pm

This website has a vintage photo of the Kirby Theater and some other nice photos of Houston theaters.

WurliTzer1614
WurliTzer1614 on October 12, 2006 at 8:08 pm

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

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on March 17, 2005 at 11:51 am

A photo of the original Kirby marquee can be seen here:
http://www.moviepalaces.net/kirby-originalmarq.jpg

The newer marquee is here:
http://www.moviepalaces.net/kirby1.jpg

An interior photo is here:
http://www.moviepalaces.net/kirby_aud1.JPG

KenRoe
KenRoe on November 3, 2004 at 12:57 pm

‘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 4:27 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 9:51 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 12:48 pm

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

William
William on December 15, 2003 at 8:20 pm

The Kirby Theatre was located at 911 Main Street.