Majestic Theater

1925 Elm Street,
Dallas, TX 75201

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ejones880
ejones880 on July 13, 2013 at 3:21 pm

Three Stooges Texas Connection

The Three Stooges performed here during the vaudeville area which would have been during 1921-1934 for them. At the time they were working with Ted Healy and the act was called “Ted Healy and his Stooges”. Healy was the star and was the most successful vaudeville performer in the country making $9000 a week in the 20s. Healy started out as a cartoonist for the Houston Chronicle and met vaudeville performers and entered show business. You can hear a radio interview with Stooge Moe Howard talking about when they performed at the Dallas Majestic Theater and did a joke about Baylor University and the people of Texas where planning on throwing eggs at them! Its on the DVD Stooges Men Behind the Mayhem

http://www.amazon.com/Stooges-The-Men-Behind-Mayhem/dp/B00080ZGZQ

http://ladailymirror.com/2013/05/31/the-death-of-ted-healy-part-4/

glndrsn21
glndrsn21 on November 30, 2012 at 8:31 am

Strictly a live performance venue with great seating, sight lines and sound. Projection capabilities are long gone.

Tinseltoes
Tinseltoes on August 20, 2012 at 6:49 pm

An earlier renovation in 1928: Boxoffice

Tinseltoes
Tinseltoes on July 2, 2012 at 4:30 pm

Opened in 1921, renovated in 1948: boxofficemagazine

coweyhere
coweyhere on November 7, 2010 at 3:55 am

A photo from May 2010:

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Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on June 24, 2010 at 3:55 pm

Small photo of entrance and marquee from Boxoffice magazine, July 16, 1949, during run of Home of the Brave.
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matt54
matt54 on June 9, 2010 at 3:58 pm

Forgot to mention seeing Charlton Heston here in his football flick, “Number One” in 1969.

matt54
matt54 on June 9, 2010 at 3:56 pm

Saw many films at the Majestic over the years – first one I remember is “North to Alaska.” Then “McLintock;” Then “A Hard Day’s Night” opening with about 2,000 screaming teenage girls rushing the stage to kiss the close-ups of Paul and John; Then “Thunderball,” “The War Wagon” world premiere with John Wayne in person, and I believe the last picture I saw there was Burt Lancaster in “Valdez Is Coming” in 1971. For some reason, missed the final feature, “Live and Let Die” with Roger Moore as 007 (that’s probably why I missed it) in 1973. Hated to see it close, but glad the old girl survives.

DonLewis
DonLewis on November 15, 2009 at 11:51 pm

From 1949 a photo set of ads and promotions from the 1949 world premier of Audie Murphy starring in Bad Boy at the Majestic in Dallas.

rivest266
rivest266 on October 17, 2009 at 10:55 pm

The Grand opening section can be seen at View link

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on July 2, 2009 at 4:16 am

Here is a 1949 photo that is being sold on eBay:
http://tinyurl.com/lz4nxc

DonLewis
DonLewis on March 15, 2009 at 7:50 pm

An old movie theater ad from 1949 for the Majestic Theater.

DonLewis
DonLewis on March 10, 2009 at 4:43 am

The Majestic Theater captured on this vintage postcard.

aspenflower
aspenflower on August 14, 2008 at 6:11 pm

I am looking for info on my grandfather who had a contract in 1929 with a Dallas theater Co. doing vaudeville. Can anyone help me with which possible theater co that might have been?. He was a violinist as well as an actor. Thank you for any assistance, SD

aspenflower
aspenflower on August 14, 2008 at 6:10 pm

I am looking for info on my grandfather who had a contract in 1929 with a Dallas theater Co. doing vaudeville. Can anyone help me with which possible theater co that might have been?. He was a violinist as well as an actor. Thank you for any assistance, SD

Raymondlepere447
Raymondlepere447 on April 24, 2008 at 1:50 pm

Sirs et madams…My father was the featured organist at the Majestic, Palace and Melba theaters in the 1930' and 40’s. He was featured on radio with Organ music by Raymond Le Pere from the Palace theater. He played the Early Birds show at WFAA at 7am, then ventured to the Palace for a live broacast from 11:30 to noon daily. On Saturdays, he was busy at the Melba with the Kiddie klub and on Thursday evenings was the organist for the Dr. I.Q. program. Sundays, he had a morning Hymns show on the organ from the Palace. We didn’t time much for vacations since he was working 7 days a week. As Hope would say, thanks for the memories. Raymond Le Pere

philbertgray
philbertgray on November 7, 2007 at 2:44 pm

Here are several exterior and interior photos of The Majestic Theatre

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Two other theaters in Dallas called the Majestic

The Majestic on Commerce Street circa 1910
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The Majestic on Elm street circa 1920
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christyred
christyred on November 7, 2007 at 4:56 am

my father in law Harvey Don Hill ran the films for over thirty years until he passed away in 1965. Along with Charles Harcum they were members of Local 249. They would be proud to know that the Majestic is still operating and has been restored to once again a show place of Dallas Texas

Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on September 26, 2007 at 5:47 pm

The Majestic was considerably larger than the 1,667 seats mentioned in the introduction. The September 1922 issue of Architecture Magazine reports 2,800 seats, and the 1934 Film Daily Year Book says 2,774. Perhaps 1,667 is for the current performing arts center, which may have removed or closed down some sections of seats.

Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on September 26, 2007 at 5:21 pm

The “Related Website” mentioned in the introduction needs to be corrected. It has been changed to www.liveatthemajestic.com

Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on August 27, 2007 at 9:51 pm

That 1932 ad also mentions an RKO Capitol for Dallas, but I can find no listing for a theatre of that name at Cinema Treasures. The 1932 Film Daily Year Book says that the Capitol had 1,034 seats.