Palace Theater

220 N. Highland Street,
Marfa, TX 79843

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This former Art Deco movie theater is located in downtown Marfa’s main street. It was the Marfa Opera House before its cinematic incarnation, but has been closed since the 1970s. A local illustrator now uses the building as his studio.

The Palace’s claim to fame was the nightly screenings in 1955 of Elizabeth Taylor and James Dean pictures while George Stevens and his Warner Brothers crew (including aforementioned stars) were shooting “Giant” right outside of town. The dailies were screened across the street at the Texas Theater.

Contributed by Ian Umlauf

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William
William on December 15, 2003 at 9:55 pm

The Palace Theatre seated 761 people.

teecee
teecee on September 26, 2005 at 5:29 am

There is a nice photo of this theater in the print version of October’s Traveler Magazine. Their website still shows the September issue – hope it is updated soon.

Here is another photo:
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donwillmon
donwillmon on January 10, 2012 at 8:39 am

The Palace Theater Was Used In Blake Shelton’s “Goodbye Time” Country Music Video.

Tinseltoes
Tinseltoes on August 26, 2012 at 1:00 pm

Described in this two-page 1937 trade article: Boxoffice

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