Plaza Theater

114 E. 2nd Street,
Odessa, TX 88240

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Plaza...Odessa Texas

The Plaza Theater was opened by Hodges H & H Theaters on July 16, 1946. Jack Laird bought the Plaza Theater in 1950 and closed it in 1955. The same year Fred and Dorothy Frost purchased the theater from Jack Laird.

The Plaza Theater made its final curtain call in the mid-1980-s and was demolished in the early 1990’s.

Contributed by Billy Holcomb / Billy Smith / Don Lewis

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Don Lewis
Don Lewis on February 23, 2009 at 1:32 pm

An image from 1946 of the Plaza Theater here and one from 1955 here.

kencmcintyre on February 23, 2009 at 2:50 pm

That was a double feature in 1955? Those two films would be unlikely to attract the same audience.

kencmcintyre on February 23, 2009 at 3:19 pm

A weepy alcoholic biopic and a Western seem a little at odds.

matt54 on December 11, 2010 at 9:02 am

I remember “Story of Ruth” and “Rio Conchos” at the Casa Linda in Dallas, early 60’s. Although you might think they would appeal to totally different audiences (Biblical story vs Western), both were Stuart Whitman vehicles and both were Twentieth Century-Fox pictures. Oftentimes, the packaging was done by the distributors' zone offices and depended on what they could get their hands on (or had lying around waiting for shipment back to the home office) that they could rent out for a week and turn a buck on while they waited for enough other in-use titles to be returned to make a shipment worthwhile from a cost perspective.

Don Lewis
Don Lewis on January 23, 2012 at 9:03 pm

From 1955 a view of the Plaza Theater in Odessa.

rivest266 on June 21, 2017 at 2:31 pm

This opened on July 17th, 1946 according to the grand opening ad at

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