18 E. Price Street,
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The Dixie theater was opened in July 1937 by the Interstate Circuit at Dallas which
was headed by Karl Hoblitzelle. Claude Musselman was a partner for Paris, and
opened the Dixie to accomdate African Americans. J.T.Hughes was the first manager, providing the Westerns and serials for the huge weekend crowds.
The Dixie took a back seat for a couple months with grand opening of the North Star in 1943.
Claude Musselman retired from Interstate in 1948 and purchased full control of the Dixie and Lamar Theaters.
The Dixie was opened on weekends, but with Musselman’s complete retirement in 1950, the Dixie was shut down, and the Lamar was sold.
The Dixie had been closed half a century when I last visited the site, but the small structure was still standing, though in a state of disrepair.
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