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- McKittrick carved out a space in the Johnson building in downtown Timpson creating the Crown Theatre which showed motion pictures and served as an opera house. The theatre was purchased several times and operated as the Timpson Theatre. In 1922, the Timpson Theatre was purchased by the Victory Theatre Company of San Augustine changing its name to Victory Theatre.
In March of 1930, the theatre was equipped for sound. Later that year, the theatre under new operator J.H. Hughes of Rusk’s Texas Theatre took on the Victory Theatre. He changed the disk sound system to a Western Electric system rebranding as the Texas Theatre with Joan Blondell in “Make Me a Star” on August 9, 1932.
The L&K Circuit took on the Texas Theatre renaming it the Palace Theatre and relaunching with W.C. Fields in “International House” on October 31, 1933. The theatre had a major fire in 1943 and was rebuilt. It closed after a December 1945 fire for three months and re-opened with new seating and screen. It suffered another, more minor fire in May of 1946 and continued operation. It appears to have gone out of business on April 29, 1951 after showing Ilona Massey in “Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man”.
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