Pines Theatre

113 S. 1st Street,
Lufkin, TX 75901

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ThePinesTheater on October 9, 2012 at 8:19 am

Hello from Lufkin! We just wanted to let you know that The Pines Theatre is nearly finished being remodeled and will have a Grand Opening on December 1, 2012. Please call the Lufkin Convention and Visitors Bureau for more information and to purchase tickets: Tara:(936) 633-0349 or Alyssa(936) 633-0359

Zac on May 11, 2012 at 1:51 pm

According to old Lufkin City Directories, Non Binion managed the Pines from at least 1928 until 1937. In 1928, the address was listed as 113-115 S 1st Street. In later directories, it was only 113. Mrs. Hollis Christie is listed as operating the theatre in the 1946-47 directory. The phone listing was #141. The 1928 listing also mentioned East Texas Theatres Inc., who later operated a number of other movie houses in the area.

Zac on May 10, 2012 at 9:15 am

Here is an interesting article on the Pines renovation from the Lufkin Daily news. on June 27, 2011 at 3:50 pm

The restored facade & marquee (also March 2011): on June 27, 2011 at 3:34 pm

Much interior work going on in March 2011:

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on August 9, 2010 at 9:04 pm

Never understood anyone wanting to hold Church in movie theatre.

rodkneej13 on August 9, 2010 at 8:56 pm

I remember going to this theater as a kid one year in the late 1970’s in October when it was used by the Lufkin Jaycees as the site of their yearly charity haunted house.

Silicon Sam
Silicon Sam on November 10, 2009 at 3:07 pm

Looks like they took away a couple of parking spaces and added a curb in front of the theater to hopefully keep the 18 wheelers away from the marquee again…

Exquisitely Bored in Nacogdoches
Exquisitely Bored in Nacogdoches on November 10, 2009 at 2:32 pm

Hey all,

Here’s my Texas Escapes feature about the Pines:

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And here’s a picture I took in October 2009:

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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on April 30, 2009 at 8:00 pm

Here are some 1984 photos:




danpetitpas on November 12, 2008 at 7:48 am

LUFKIN, TX — The city has set aside $500,000 for the initial renovation of the historic Pines Theater as part of a plan to bring the downtown area back to life.

Last July, the city bought the 1925 theater, which was being used as a church, for $112,860.

The $500,000 will be used to secure the structure by installing a new roof, upgrading the wiring and lighting, hanging new doors and windows, redoing the marque, and stripping off material from previous renovations. The entire project will cost $1.4 million and could take years to fund completely.

The city is looking to private funding to help with the construction costs.

Read more in the Lufkin Daily News.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on September 8, 2008 at 2:23 pm

Here is a 2008 photo of the Pines Theater.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on August 31, 2007 at 6:37 pm

A Barton theater organ size 2/6 was installed in the Pines Theater in 1925.

DonLewis on April 14, 2007 at 9:11 am

Two images from the PINES taken March 2007, a few weeks prior to some mysterious and major damage occured to the marquee.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on October 17, 2006 at 3:57 am

National Register of Historic Places

Pines Theatre (added 1988 – Building – #88002767)
113 First St., South, Lufkin
Historic Significance: Architecture/Engineering
Architect, builder, or engineer: Berry,W.P.
Architectural Style: Moderne
Area of Significance: Architecture
Period of Significance: 1925-1949
Owner: Private
Historic Function: Recreation And Culture
Historic Sub-function: Theater
Current Function: Religion
Current Sub-function: Religious Structure

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on October 16, 2006 at 2:50 pm

Movies….The photo is dated July 21, 2006. I found another photo which is much larger that showed the name of the church that was located here. For some reason the link to that photo doesn’t work when I use the code that hides the link. I’m not sure if the church is still using the building or if the building is vacant now. I’ll post the link to the other photo. If the link fails to work, you can copy and paste it in your browser.

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longislandmovies on October 16, 2006 at 2:38 pm

lost is this a current photo?

longislandmovies on October 16, 2006 at 2:37 pm

what is the current use for this theater?

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on October 16, 2006 at 2:18 pm

Here is a photo of the Pines Theater.