Palace Theatre

101 N. 9th Street,
Slaton, TX 79364

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**Custer Theater 1920 (Palace) ... Slaton Texas**

The Wilselman Theatre was opened in 1919. In 1920 it was renamed Custer Theatre. It was remodeled and renamed Palace Theatre in 1927. It was still open in 1957.

In 2016 it is in use as office space by the Triangle Business Development Center.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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Predator on November 10, 2017 at 10:32 pm

The address for the Palace theatre is 101 North 9th Street.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on November 13, 2017 at 12:29 am

This weblog post says that the Palace opened in 1919 as the Wilselman Theatre, its name being a portmanteau of the surnames of its original owners, Floyd Williams and Sam Selman. Jeff Custer bought the house in 1920 and operated it through 1925.

The theater was remodeled and renamed the Palace by a new owner, Oscar Korn, in 1927. Later, the Palace was operated by Walter Buenger.

Here is an early photo of the Wilselma [sic] Theatre, dated 1920.

The page also mentions a house called the Cozy Theatre at the corner of 9th and Garza (very near the Palace, then) which was Slaton’s first movie house, opened sometime between 1911 and 1915.

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