National Theater

524 Oak Street,
Graham, TX 76450

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nonsportsnut
nonsportsnut on October 6, 2009 at 12:05 pm

I’m a Three Stooges Fan Club member, trying to confirm a personal appearance by the “3” Stooges (Moe Larry and Shemp), on a bill with Wee Bonnie Baker, the Barretts and Don Hooton, after an appearance by the A.B. Marcus Revue. The movie “Queen of Burlesque” was also shown. I have a display ad, but no dates (or town shown). Believe it was the Summer of 1946, and may have been Shemp’s first appearance after Curly’s strokes. The National was advertised as air cooled and showed a phone number of JA-7863.
Any help will be appreciated.
Thanks Frank Reighter

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on September 12, 2009 at 4:50 pm

Here is a 2009 close-up photo.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on August 20, 2009 at 11:48 am

This is a nice 2008 photo.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on October 6, 2008 at 1:46 pm

This is a September 2008 photo.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on March 22, 2008 at 11:37 am

Here is another photo of the National.

DonLewis
DonLewis on March 6, 2008 at 10:29 pm

A 1972 photo of the National Theater in Graham showing “The Little Ark”

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on May 7, 2007 at 10:27 am

This is a recent photo of the National Theater.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on January 3, 2007 at 10:35 am

Added to the National Register of Historical Places in 1993

National Theater (added 1993 – Building – #93000565)
522 Oak St., Graham
Historic Significance: Architecture/Engineering
Architect, builder, or engineer: Moore, W.J., Corgan, Jack
Architectural Style: Moderne
Area of Significance: Architecture
Period of Significance: 1925-1949
Owner: Private
Historic Function: Recreation And Culture
Historic Sub-function: Theater
Current Function: Recreation And Culture
Current Sub-function: Theater

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on November 4, 2005 at 6:57 am

Here.jpg) is a large photo of the National Theater in Graham.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on February 26, 2005 at 3:46 pm

According to the National Register of Historic Places the style of this theater is Moderne and the architects were W.J. Moore and Jack Corgan.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on January 24, 2005 at 4:11 pm

There is a small photo of the National Theater here:
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William
William on December 15, 2003 at 9:40 pm

The National Theatre is located at 524 Oak Street, when it was a single screen theatre it seated 500 people.

charleswright
charleswright on October 1, 2001 at 10:56 pm

I first read about you in American Profile. My wife and I am also from a small Texas town (Luling) where there is an old theatre, but this one had become a factory in 1974. We bought it to save it and it is now an antique mall. We had to spend hundreds of hours cleaning and repairing. I would like to talk to you about the golf and other things you have done. Would you send me your e-mail address? My law practice also has supported what we are doing with the Stanley Theatre.