Texas Theatre

231 W. Jefferson Boulevard,
Dallas, TX 75208

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runusmc
runusmc on June 27, 2014 at 10:22 pm
 In accordance with the rules of the comment section:  The ALLEGED assassin Lee H. Oswald was found and arrested in the Texas Theatre.  He was never found guilty or plead guilty in any Court.  
                
moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on November 22, 2013 at 1:03 pm

yes they did according to the website.

RSM3853
RSM3853 on November 22, 2013 at 11:40 am

I had to visit this page today. I wonder if they are showing the double bill of “Cry of Battle” and “War is Hell” today.

rivest266
rivest266 on October 23, 2013 at 3:30 pm

1931 grand opening ad in the photo section has been uploaded.

John P Keating Jr
John P Keating Jr on March 23, 2013 at 10:34 am

Just took a tour of the Kennedy sites in Dallas, and the Texas Theater was a highlight. Lee Harvey Oswald was captured here.

Tinseltoes
Tinseltoes on July 13, 2012 at 7:57 am

Celebration of the theatre’s 25th anniversary: boxoffice

dfwcre8tive
dfwcre8tive on June 14, 2012 at 8:55 am

A history of the Texas (plus recent photos from inside the building) can be found here: http://www.unvisiteddallas.com/archives/2217

barakepstein
barakepstein on October 12, 2011 at 9:51 pm

a changeover 35mm system was installed in June of 2011 in the original projection booth

Bruce Calvert
Bruce Calvert on March 6, 2011 at 3:45 pm

I visited this theater for the first time today for an Our Gang program. The theater is pretty neat because my parents lived near there and attended it frequently when they were young. They currently can only show digital films and 16mm.

The balcony does not have any seats and the 35mm projectors in the booth may not be usable. It’s definitely a work in progress, but it still has a 1930s-1940s atmosphere. The neighborhood is a Hispanic area, but the neighborhood is still an OK place to visit. I hope that they can keep up the work with restoring the theater.

HowardBHaas
HowardBHaas on January 5, 2011 at 5:35 am

Jan 3, 2011 article & Youtube video of its reopening
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CSWalczak
CSWalczak on December 10, 2010 at 7:59 pm

This theater has had its official reopening: View link

adamdonaghey
adamdonaghey on September 19, 2010 at 3:32 pm

Hey Don, I do hope you took a look at our press release. We’re hoping for big things with this. I realize that the Texas has been through quite a lot and remained basically dormant for many years but we’re here to change that. We’ll be semi-operational in October and fully operational by the first of the year. Our mission is to maintain the history of the Texas Theatre while improving the movie-goer experience. All of us involved are award-winning filmmakers first. We’re also all big fans of historic theaters and care about what happens to them. We’re seriously a good fit.

You’ve obviously been following the Texas for some time, so if you feel like pinging me directly, I’m happy to discuss further. That goes for anyone else as well.

matt54
matt54 on September 14, 2010 at 5:37 pm

Opening day ad states “2000 seats, none reserved.”

CSWalczak
CSWalczak on September 2, 2010 at 11:34 pm

A news item about the leasing of the Texas to Aviation Cinemas and the plans for it; it is scheduled to reopen at the end of October, 2010: View link

DonLewis
DonLewis on August 31, 2010 at 7:53 am

Blah blah blah…..

barakepstein
barakepstein on August 30, 2010 at 10:11 pm

my company Aviation Cinemas has taken over the lease at the Texas Theatre. We will be doing some upgrades to the lobby and house and then showing movies!
keep up with us at
thetexastheatre.com
facebook.com/textheatre

zombiefreak
zombiefreak on June 8, 2010 at 11:39 pm

I went to see one of the movies at the Texas Theatre a couple weeks ago and found the experience both awesome and frustrating. If you wish, you may read my thoughts on the trip RIGHT HERE!

matt54
matt54 on February 20, 2010 at 9:11 am

Hello, Mark W! I remember your father fondly! He took me with him on two seperate occassions to both the Palace and the Circle to see how films were projected. I remember having to climb up a narrow ladder on the wall to crawl through a hatch of some sort in the wall of the Palace projection room – if I recall correctly, that was the only way in or out – and looking out the viewing port at that incredible, cavernous auditorium! I had never seen anything so big or lovely as that theater with that huge chandelier! Can’t recall what the Palace was playing, but the Circle, while not so impressive, was certainly easier getting into! Girl Trouble/Afica Texas Style played at Circle.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on December 10, 2009 at 3:38 pm

The Texas Theatre should never be known as “Oswalds Theatre” he never owned or leased it.Lee Harvey “maybe” killed our President he should not be honored for it if he did of did not!He was arrested there, that all.

DonLewis
DonLewis on June 11, 2009 at 2:13 pm

Hello Mark W. Would you mind contacting me at your convenience concerning the Texas Theater? Thank you!

Don Lewis…

Zionscamp
Zionscamp on June 11, 2009 at 12:26 pm

My father Reuben White was the projectionist at the Texas theater the day Oswald was arrested there.

DonLewis
DonLewis on May 25, 2009 at 4:44 pm

A movie theater ad from 1950 for the Texas Theater in Oak Cliff.

kpdennis
kpdennis on April 25, 2009 at 2:10 pm

The infamous Texas Theater in 1991. Couldn’t quite fit those movie titles onto the same line on the marquee:
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DavidZornig
DavidZornig on March 8, 2009 at 7:34 am

Is it me, or does that last picture in the link of Van Heflin with James MacArthur, look like George Kennedy?
Now THERE would have been a conspiracy theory.
Actors sharing names with presidents & generals on the day of the assassination? Oh the drama.

42ndStreetMemories
42ndStreetMemories on March 8, 2009 at 4:25 am

TCM’s daily blog focuses today on the Oswald-Texas connection.

Here’s the link:

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