Palace Theater

1430 K Avenue,
Plano, TX 75024

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OCRon
OCRon on March 28, 2015 at 11:05 am

The above 1430 K Avenue address is correct. According to the Sanborn Maps, the street names were changed after 1961.

Main Street became K Avenue and Mechanic Street became 15th Street.

dallasmovietheaters
dallasmovietheaters on March 28, 2015 at 7:25 am

D.L. Wood opened the Palace Theater late in 1913. The theater at the southwest corner of Main and Mechanic streets in Plano was open seven-days-a-week through its entire run with a Saturday matinees. The advertisements proclaim that the theater was cooled with “plenty of electric fans.” That was good because the only other theater in town was an aerodome to the north which was an outdoors operation. The theater was sold to O.B. Hancock who made many improvements to the facility. The theater’s continuous lifespan appears to be exactly 40 years with advertisements running in the Plano Star-Courier from 1914 to 1953. Ads cease after the December 2, 1953 showing of Kiss Me, Kate which could be a change of lease situation as that times out to two 20-year lease cycles (it could be a remodel for wide-screen, or they just stopped running ads for a while, as well). Ads resume in the mid-1950s and continue through 1961.