Rig Theatre

213-215 E. Hendricks Boulevard,
Wink, TX 79789

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Rig Theatre...Wink Texas

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The Rig Theatre was built by Griffith Amusements in 1925, and was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2003. The theater is awaiting re-use, although the building does not appear to be in the best shape.

Contributed by Ken McIntyre

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TLSLOEWS on June 2, 2010 at 7:22 pm

I like the oil rig over the canopy in the vintage photo,very interesting.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on February 28, 2011 at 11:50 pm

Yes,the oil rig was neat,guess it just in time fell apart.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on February 28, 2015 at 8:31 pm

The NRHP Registration Form for the Rig Theatre (PDF here) says that the house was built for the Griffith Amusement Company in 1928. Given that it was a Griffith house and built that year, it was almost certainly designed and built by Oklahoma City architect/contractor Gates Corgan, who handled over 100 projects for Griffith by 1939.

The NRHP form has a nice early exterior photo of the house. There is also a photo of the first band of Wink native Roy Orbison. There are plans to restore the Rig as a live performance venue in conjunction with the Roy Orbison museum.

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