Majestic Theatre

706 Scott Street,
Wichita Falls, TX 76301

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Majestic Theatre

Opened January 2, 1913, the Palace Theatre was the first of WF’s four large theaters with balconies. It was later renamed Majestic Theatre and was closed October 4, 1948. It was the first of the city’s theatres to be demolished, which was in December 1951, in order to provide a parking lot for the Kemp Hotel at 8th Street & Scott Street (itself since demolished for a Holiday Inn).

It was also the only one of the three to operate during the vaudeville and silent film era and thus also had a small orchestra pit and an organ (whereabouts unknown). It was part of the Paramount-affiliated Interstate Circuit, as were the Gem Theatre, State Theatre, Strand Theatre, and Wichita Theatre.

Contributed by Randolph Man

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Don Lewis
Don Lewis on November 29, 2010 at 8:16 pm

From the early 1900s a postcard view of the Kemp Hotel that dwarfs the Majestic Theatre which is next door.

matermama on January 1, 2012 at 2:39 pm

Wasn’t the Palace the Majestic before? The building showing the Palace was the same as the Majestic or at least looks like the same building.

matermama on January 1, 2012 at 2:40 pm

I should have asked was the Majestic named the Palace before. I remember going to the Majestic in the 1940s but don’t remember a Palace Theatre in WF.

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