Bengal Theatre

209 5th Street,
Orange, TX 77630

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on February 22, 2016 at 6:28 pm

The December 23, 1940, issue of The Orange Leader said that the Bengal Theatre would open on Christmas Day. The Bengal was operated by Julius Gordon’s Jefferson Amusement Company, which also operated the Strand and the Gem. According to a lawsuit in 1952, Jefferson had taken over the house in 1937 when it was called the American Theatre. The remodeling project had been designed by L. C. Kyburz, Jefferson’s in-house architect.

DavidZornig on January 1, 2016 at 6:36 pm

1943 photo added, photo credit John Vachon. Tall man on the right has been identified as Charlie Fairchild by his great granddaughter Deborah Smith. Via the Traces Of Texas Facebook page.