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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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on March 1, 2008 at 12:50 pm

This is another photo of the Palace Theater.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on March 7, 2008 at 10:39 am


220 N Highland Street
Marfa, TX 79843

The building is used as a studio for doing automotive illustrations.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on June 15, 2008 at 11:54 am

This is a June 2008 photo.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on August 17, 2008 at 12:55 pm

An August 2008 photo can be seen here.

donwillmon on January 10, 2012 at 8:39 am

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

Tinseltoes on August 26, 2012 at 1:00 pm

Described in this two-page 1937 trade article: Boxoffice

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