Pasadena Theater

101 N. Shaver Street,
Pasadena, TX 77506

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Opened in 1935 as the Rita Theater. It closed in the early-1950’s. It was converted to a furniture store and operated as Norman’s furniture until sometime after 2000. The original balcony etc. can still be seen.

The strange thing about this theater is patrons entered from the rear such that the screen was on the street side of the structure. This theater almost backs up to the Long’s Theater just down the block and both are just down from the Capitan Theater which is currently undergoing renovation and restoration.

Contributed by John Veatch

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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on October 27, 2005 at 11:22 am

The address listed for Norman’s Furniture is:
101 Shaver St
Pasadena, TX 77506

The only problem is, it doesn’t specify if it is north or south Shaver St. Yahoo maps and Mapquest both map this address as North Shaver St but Google maps will ask for the direction.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on October 27, 2005 at 1:33 pm

This is not the only reverse theatre in the country. Interestingly, there’s another one in the original Pasadena, as well: Pasadena, California.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on December 4, 2008 at 2:14 pm

In 1950 the Pasadena Theater had 602 seats.

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