Jefferson Theatre

345 Fannin Street,
Beaumont, TX 77701

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Tinseltoes on August 8, 2012 at 7:14 am

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

rcroth on May 15, 2012 at 11:15 pm

Excellent photos of the grand re-opening in 2003.

regrothenberger on April 19, 2010 at 3:23 pm

Pictures of the interior… View link

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[Deleted] on October 9, 2009 at 8:28 pm

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

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on September 5, 2009 at 4:18 pm

This site has a photo of the Jefferson Theater.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on August 27, 2009 at 6:00 pm

Here is another 2009 photo.

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Lost Memory on March 5, 2009 at 7:11 pm

A 2008 photo can be seen here.

DRIVEIN101 on February 23, 2009 at 8:28 am

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”.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on February 9, 2008 at 4:06 pm

Some additional information about the Jefferson Theater can be found here.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on July 2, 2007 at 7:42 pm

This is a postcard picture of the Jefferson Theater.

kencmcintyre on December 29, 2006 at 4:38 pm

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.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on December 20, 2006 at 1:24 pm

Here is another photo of the Jefferson Theater.

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Lost Memory on May 17, 2006 at 9:49 am

This is a photo of the Jefferson Theater.

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Lost Memory on September 23, 2005 at 10:42 am

National Register of Historic Places

Jefferson Theater (added 1978 – Building – #78002962)
345 Fannin St., Beaumont
Historic Significance: Event
Area of Significance: Entertainment/Recreation, Performing Arts
Period of Significance: 1925-1949
Owner: Private
Historic Function: Recreation And Culture
Historic Sub-function: Theater
Current Function: Recreation And Culture
Current Sub-function: Theater

movieartaustin on September 12, 2005 at 7:51 pm

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 6:00 am

Another print – this time of the interior with children at a talent show (may be slow to load):

teecee on March 10, 2005 at 5:56 am

You can see a beautiful print at this link:

Gregg on February 1, 2004 at 2:41 pm

The web site for theis theatre can be found at:

William on December 15, 2003 at 6:18 pm

The Jefferson Theatre seated 1878 people.