Linda Theater

115 Pine Street,
Abilene, TX 79601

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Phil Isley opened the Bobby Walker Theater in 1941 and named it in honor of his eight year old grandson. In 1946, he sold the theater to Thomas Griffing, who also owned the Texas Theater in Abilene. Griffing then changed the name to Linda Theater in honor of his niece.

Contributed by Ken McIntyre

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on May 6, 2009 at 1:13 am

The February 8, 1941, issue of Boxoffice Magazine said that Phil Isley had opened the Bobby Walker Theatre on February 6.

Phil Isley’s daughter, Phylis, is better known by her movie name Jennifer Jones. Bobby Walker’s father was actor Robert Walker, co-star of Hitchcock’s “Strangers On a Train.” Bobby Walker also became an actor, appearing mostly on television. Robert Walker Jr. at IMDb.

rivest266
rivest266 on August 15, 2009 at 1:55 pm

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Thanks, Joe Vogel.

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