La Nora Theatre

114 N. Culyer Street,
Pampa, TX 79065

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La Nora Theater

Built on the site of the Crescent Theatre which was destroyed by fire on May 16, 1930. Designed in Spanish Baroque styling the La Nora Theatre provided an elegant atmosphere in which to relax and watch a movie. The La Nora Theatre was destroyed by a fire in 1959. It was replaced by the Capri Theatre.

Other historic theatres in Pampa were the Crown Theatre, Rex Theatre, and State Theatre. Please let us know if you have further detail on any of these theatres.

Contributed by Jeff Chapman

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raybradley
raybradley on September 1, 2007 at 4:36 pm

To view 1936 interior/exterior images of the La Nora type in word “theatre”,
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KenRoe
KenRoe on September 2, 2007 at 4:58 am

It’s the Lanora Theatre in 1941 & 1943 editions of Film Daily Yearbook, but La Nora Theatre in the 1950 edition of F.D.Y. Seating remains consistant at 1,048 in all editions.

malcolmdbc39
malcolmdbc39 on June 13, 2010 at 11:05 pm

The Capri theater is still staning in downtown Pampa. It operated briefly as The Cave gameroom but has been closed for years. Any info on this theater?

Silicon Sam
Silicon Sam on October 8, 2010 at 11:45 am

I see on GE what appears to be an old theater building at the corner of N. Cuyler and E. Francis. Labeled as the Knights of Columbus Hall. The marquee looks to have contained 5 letters, the last letter left on the old marquee is an E in the 5th position.

Could this be the State in the opening comments? If so, I don’t see an entry for this theater.

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matney
matney on July 25, 2011 at 11:27 pm

The LaNora Theater was destroyed by fire in 1960. Consturction began on the Capri Theater that same year. Pampa had one other walk in theater at that time, the LaVista Theater, and two drive in theaters, the Pampa Drive In and the Top O Texas Drive In. I believe the Rex theater was remodeled and renamed the LaVista. These were last operated by Video Independent Theatres of Oklahoma City.

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