Texas Theater

421 N. Grant Avenue,
Odessa, TX 88240

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Texas Theater...Odessa Texas

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The Texas Theater was put into operation by Hodges H & H Theaters of Abilene in June 1936.

Jack Laird was city manager of Odessa at the time and brought in his nephew John Foster to manage the Texas Theater. The Laird-Foster legacy is long, but to sum it up the Texas Theater was remodeled in 1947, and bought by John Foster in 1950.

The Texas Theater made it final curtain call in 1955.

Contributed by Billy Holcomb / Billy Smith / Don Lewis

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DonLewis
DonLewis on February 23, 2009 at 1:42 pm

An image from 1942 of the Texas Theater here and here and one image from 1950 here.

millsbranch
millsbranch on April 9, 2011 at 10:32 am

Griffith Did Not Operate any Odessa Theaters—H & H(Hodge Circuit
of Abile opened it in 1938, and sold it in 1950 along with the Plaza in order to raise funds to build the New Ector Billy Holcomb

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