908 Rusk Street,
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The Majestic opened on January 29, 1923. This was the third “Majestic” in Houston.
The Majestic was John Eberson’s first atmospheric style theater he designed. Eberson was renowned for theater projects in New York and Paris. It was built by Mellie Esperson. The Majestic was Houston’s first theater with air-conditioning.
The Majestic was owned by the Interstate Theatre Chain (they also owned the Majestic in Dallas and the Majestic in San Antonio). The Majestic was built in a garden style and the ceiling was blue with stars moving overhead, lots of statues, etc. and was very ornate.
This was a first-run house from the day it opened until the day it closed. Sadly, this beautiful Italian Renaissance palace was demolished in 1971.
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