Mercedes Theatre

Texas Avenue,
Mercedes, TX 78570

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Empire TheaterĀ©...Mercedes TX

The Empire Theatre was opened prior to 1926. Around 1929 it was renamed Mercedes Theatre. It was still open as a silent movie theatre in 1931, but had converted to sound by 1932. It was still open in 1935, but was listed as (Closed) in 1936.

Contributed by Billy Holcomb / Don Lewis / Billy Smith

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DavidZornig
DavidZornig on October 26, 2017 at 2:25 pm

Early 20s photo added, credit UT Rio Grande Valley’s Special Collections, via the Traces Of Texas Facebook page. Note the Empire marquee is blank, but there are film posters outside of the entrance. Not knowing the years of operation, I would say the photo is more likely in the teens, given the automobiles. Which were more enclosed by the mid 20s.

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