Higgins Theatre

Higgins, TX 79046

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Roy DeViney was in charge of the “Higgins Theatre” in 1928. A 1930 note said the “Alamo Theatre” in Higgins had been equipped with Vitaphone.

The following story ran in the June 6, 1960 issue of Boxoffice:

In 1947 the Higgins Theatre at Higgins, which was owned by Jake Sells, was destroyed in a tornado. After the theatre was rebuilt at a great deal of expense, it burned to the ground a few years later and the little town has been without a theatre ever since.

Recently a number of businessmen decided their small village needed a shot in the arm, so decided to put in a theatre. They went to Amarillo and bought the closed Rialto Theatre equipment, lock, stock and barrel, and installed it in a remodeled store building. This 200-seater opened April 15 2019 and business has been good. The backers even bought the Rialto sign, which now hangs in front of the Higgins Theatre.

Among those cooperating in the venture were Knox Johnson, groceryman; Roy Sansing, who is president; Warren C. Jenkins, hardware dealer and secretary, and Gerald D. Laughlin, banker and treasurer. Their policy is three changes a week.

Contributed by Michael Kilgore
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