Jefferson Theatre

345 Fannin Street,
Beaumont, TX 77701

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Tinseltoes
Tinseltoes on August 8, 2012 at 3:14 pm

Featured in this 1929 trade ad for Carrier cooling systems: archive

rcroth
rcroth on May 16, 2012 at 7:15 am

Excellent photos of the grand re-opening in 2003. http://www.savetheorgan.org/jefferson/index.htm

regrothenberger
regrothenberger on April 19, 2010 at 11:23 pm

Pictures of the interior… View link

deleted user
[Deleted] on October 10, 2009 at 4:28 am

The Jefferson Theatre has a new website: www.beaumont-tx-complex.com/jeffersontheatre.html Apparently the Jefferson is now part of the Beaumont Civic Center Complex, which consists of several buildings.

DRIVEIN101
DRIVEIN101 on February 23, 2009 at 4:28 pm

This was the theater where KTRM Radio DJ Jape “The Big Bopper” Richardson set the record for on-air DJing: 122 hours and 8 minutes, playing a total of 1,821 records! That was in May 1957; the following year, he struck gold with a little ditty he wrote and recorded called “Chantilly Lace”.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on December 30, 2006 at 12:38 am

In 1937, Jefferson Amusements owned the Rio Theater in Beaumont. I’m not sure if this was a predecessor of the Jefferson or a separate theater.

movieartaustin
movieartaustin on September 13, 2005 at 3:51 am

The Jefferson Theater was owned by The Jefferson Amusement Company, which was run by Mr. Julius Gordon.
The Jefferson Theater has now been lovingly restored and some films and theater events are being held.

teecee
teecee on March 10, 2005 at 2:00 pm

Another print – this time of the interior with children at a talent show (may be slow to load):
http://randywelborn.com/003.shtml

teecee
teecee on March 10, 2005 at 1:56 pm

You can see a beautiful print at this link:
http://randywelborn.com/007.shtml

Gregg
Gregg on February 1, 2004 at 10:41 pm

The web site for theis theatre can be found at: http://www.jeffersontheatre.org/history.asp

William
William on December 16, 2003 at 2:18 am

The Jefferson Theatre seated 1878 people.