Texan Theatre

207 E. Tyler Street,
Athens, TX 75751

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Brian Paris
Brian Paris on April 1, 2016 at 3:46 pm

The Texan Theater is coming back to life! The property was recently donated to the City of Athens by the Head family and there is a renewed interest in creating a community type performance venue – the link to the new Facebook page is below


Movies-N-Things on September 14, 2011 at 8:42 pm

That theater closed in the early 80s along with the Trail drive-in when they built the Cinema 4 (Now owned by Cinemark) behind the old Bealls & Walmart shopping center. It has always been just “there” as if the city doesn’t know what they want to do with it. I only ever saw one movie there “Savannah Smiles” although I was 2 or 3 so I don’t remember it fully.

drivein2001 on April 19, 2010 at 6:41 pm

Here’s a photo I took back around 2001.
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Last time I was there, a few years back, it still looked about the same. Altho, the inside was cleaned up. No “junk” on the inside. Just the foundation..
Randy A. Carlisle
Historical Photographer

SLindamood on June 14, 2006 at 6:18 pm

I went to this theater many times as a child and was told that my Great Grandfather’s only trip to a theater was at the Texan.

longislandmovies on April 21, 2006 at 2:49 am

Been like this for years just a shell…..