Jefferson Theatre

345 Fannin Street,
Beaumont, TX 77701

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1proudtexan on December 2, 2016 at 5:40 pm

Lots of childhood memories associate with the Jefferson. Loved looking at the chandelier and statues. Favorite movie experience was “House on Haunted Hill” which I also saw at the Temple in Meridian, Mississippi. Ten year old boys and a horror movie; doesn’t get better than that!

rcroth on May 16, 2012 at 7:15 am

Excellent photos of the grand re-opening in 2003.

regrothenberger on April 19, 2010 at 11:23 pm

Pictures of the interior… View link

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

The Jefferson Theatre has a new website: Apparently the Jefferson is now part of the Beaumont Civic Center Complex, which consists of several buildings.

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 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 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 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):

teecee on March 10, 2005 at 1:56 pm

You can see a beautiful print at this link:

Gregg on February 1, 2004 at 10:41 pm

The web site for theis theatre can be found at:

William on December 16, 2003 at 2:18 am

The Jefferson Theatre seated 1878 people.