Odessa Theater

403 North Grant Avenue,
Odessa, TX 79760

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Odessa Theater...Odessa Texas

The Odessa Theater was the first movie theater for the city of Odessa and was opened by Mr. & Mrs. Joe Rice in 1927 in the Grant Hotel Building. H.T. Hodge, founder of H & H Theaters of Abilene along with his son made a deal and bought Joe Rice out in 1927.

They closed the Odessa Theater in late-1928 and moved all the equipment to a new location at 3rd and Grant Avenue in order to open the Lyric Theater, which has its own historic contribution to the city of Odessa.

Contributed by Billy Holcomb / Billy Smith / Don Lewis

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Don Lewis
Don Lewis on February 28, 2009 at 12:51 pm

A 1957 view of the Grant Hotel which housed the Odessa Theater and was demolished in the 1970s.

Visible along with the Grant Hotel are the Texas, Rio and Scott theaters.

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