Lone Star 4 Theater

1900 Avenue G NW,
Childress, TX 79201

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The Lone Star 4 made news in 2006 when the theater’s owner would not screen the film "Brokeback Mountain". Parts of that film were set in Childress. The Lone Star 4 Theater was closed in 2013.

Contributed by Ken McIntyre

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kencmcintyre on April 15, 2009 at 4:58 pm

I don’t think this is the Childress theater, but I would be curious to know the identity of this place. The photo is circa 1960s. It seems like I’ve seen that marquee before, but I don’t know where.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on September 17, 2009 at 5:07 pm

The details page for that photo doesn’t give a location, but dates the picture to the 1960s. However, another William Gedney photo of the same theatre appears on another page at the Duke web site and the caption says the Lone Star Cairo Theatre was in Cairo, New York.

Lone Star Cairo Theatre was a later aka for the house listed at Cinema Treasures as the Van Buren Theatre. Follow the second link Warren posted on that page to an early photo of the Van Buren. It’s unmistakably the same building, with a marquee added.

It would be interesting to know why the name Lone Star was chosen. Upstate New York is a long way from Texas.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on September 17, 2009 at 5:09 pm

Drat! I forgot to link to the other Gedney photo with the location identified.

rivest266 on January 3, 2014 at 12:44 pm

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