Wings Theater

Main Street,
Grand Prairie, TX 75050

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The Wings Theater was owned at one time by Roy V. Starling.

Contributed by Don Lewis

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DonLewis
DonLewis on January 7, 2007 at 1:22 pm

Autographed photo to Roy starling and his wife from Ken Maynard. Maynard enjoyed a long and prosperous career with Monogram/Allied Artists that began with silent films. He died in 1974.
www.flickr.com/photos/lastpictureshow/349617399

Group photo of unidentified men holding a “Greater Monogram Pictures” banner. The man in the front row holding the right corner of the banner may possilby have been Roy Starling.
With thanks to Jeannette Davison for permission to post these photos.
www.flickr.com/photos/lastpictureshow/346693449

DonLewis
DonLewis on January 7, 2007 at 1:51 pm

At the time of his death Roy Starling owned the WHITE THEATER in Fort Worth, which later became the BERRY. He had sold the WINGS and TEXAN theaters in Grand Prairie to buy the White.

www.flickr.com/photos/lastpictureshow/346384522 WHITE

www.flickr.com/photos/lastpictureshow/196614951 BERRY

rbrtptrck
rbrtptrck on June 17, 2008 at 11:34 pm

See my comment on the Texan Theatre at
/theaters/18144/
I describe a theatre across the street from it which might have been the Wings.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on June 18, 2008 at 7:56 am

This article about the Uptown Theater also mentions the Wings Theater. The location given is Main Street, but it doesn’t specify East or West Main.

“In 1948, two brothers, Jerry and Sherman Silver, and their sister, Helen Meagher Fisher, a young widow with three children, bought the Wings Theatre on Main Street in Grand Prairie and moved to Texas from Minnesota. The brothers, who were already in the Theatre business, were excited about the possibilities in this small but growing Texas town of 13,241. Soon after arrival, the family also leased and ran the Texas Theatre, located a block down and across the street from the Wings. The Wings Theatre, which featured second-run movies, was thought to have been a converted grocery store, with a rickety wooden floor and a segregated balcony for its African American customers. The Texas Theatre, originally built as a movie house, also featured second-run movies”.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on July 1, 2010 at 2:19 am

Boxoffice of July 3, 1943, said that Roy V. Starling’s new Wings Theatre had opened the previous Saturday night. The theater was in a converted store building, though Boxoffice said the building was “practically new” at the time.

Boxoffice of March 22, 1965, said that the Wings Theatre had been condemned by the city, and that the owners intended to demolish the building and erect a new theater on the same site. I’ve been unable to discover from Boxoffice if the new theater was ever built.

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