Lynn Theatre

512 St. Paul Street,
Gonzales, TX 78629

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on January 31, 2014 at 3:10 am

The Lynn Theatre’s official web site link is dead. It appears that they are now using this Facebook page in lieu of an actual web site.

trailerjoh
trailerjoh on January 28, 2013 at 9:09 pm

Great! Good news for the community.

macklan
macklan on January 28, 2013 at 9:26 am

the theatre is open now it re opened on november 2 2012 and is showing first run movies

calc
calc on February 25, 2012 at 1:16 am

Theatre opens March 16th 2012 as live theater.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on July 3, 2011 at 12:17 pm

Here is a fresh link to the March 1, 1947, Boxoffice item with architect Jack Corgan’s rendering of the proposed Texan Theatre in Gonzales, which was opened as the Lynn Theatre.

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RoadsideArchitecture.com on July 2, 2011 at 9:58 pm

“For sale” – photo from April 2011: http://www.agilitynut.com/11/4/thelynn2.jpg

trailerjoh
trailerjoh on April 6, 2010 at 2:17 am

I’m sad to say it might not be in operation any more. This Easter weekend I passed through Gonzales and the TOOTH FAIRY is still in the poster boxes. Last time their web site was updated was Feb. 12, 2010 with THE TOOTH FAIRY listed for that date. Damn it, I hope they can get it going again.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on April 6, 2010 at 1:46 am

Here is the Christmas Eve photo again:
http://tinyurl.com/y9p9e8l

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on February 17, 2010 at 8:04 am

When in the planning stage, this house was to be called the Texan Theatre, and that was the name on the vertical sign in architect Jack Corgan’s rendering of the proposed house, displayed in the “Just Off the Boards” feature of Boxoffice Magazine, March 1, 1947. The theater was being built for Lynn Smith, local associate of H.J. Griffith’s Theatre Enterprises Inc., and he apparently got the house after himself instead of using the name Texan. Smith also operated the Crystal Theatre in Gonzales.

The Boxoffice item gives the seating capacity as 900, and I think that’s probably much closer to the mark than the 1,200 given in the article from the San Antonio Express-News. The satellite views (the best is at Historic Images- the views at Google and Bing are both too blurry) show that the building is not very large, so even the Boxoffice claim of 900 could have been a bit exaggerated, as is often the case.

Anyway, by calc’s count in the comment of last May 27, the current seating capacity would be 435, if you include the 12 wheelchair spaces.

Boxoffice of October 2, 1948, gave the opening date of the Lynn Theatre as September 29.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on December 31, 2009 at 9:54 pm

You are welcome and Happy New Year!!!!

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on December 31, 2009 at 1:35 am

Great Picture JohnS.

trailerjoh
trailerjoh on December 31, 2009 at 12:53 am

The new paint job looks great. Here’s a night time photo of the neon taken Christmas eve 2009.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/12335678@N00/

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on December 1, 2009 at 9:45 pm

Nice looking theatre good to see that is is back up and running.Good thing they still use the old marquee and vertical.

Silicon Sam
Silicon Sam on August 24, 2009 at 1:53 am

I went by the the Lynn a few weeks ago on my way back from the valley. I just happened to catch them there at 30 minutes to showtime. Place looks real nicely done inside. Certainly different than the last time I was there.

If calc would give permission, I’d like to photograph the inside so we can all see how it turned out.

Silicon Sam
Silicon Sam on August 3, 2009 at 6:27 pm

Looks like the theater is back up and running according to their website….

Silicon Sam
Silicon Sam on May 28, 2009 at 4:50 am

On the 5 photos I posted on ½/09, on the last one, which guy is the old owner, and which is the consultant? If you know, of course…

Silicon Sam
Silicon Sam on May 23, 2009 at 7:59 am

Their website said they will be reopening soon. A good sign…

Silicon Sam
Silicon Sam on February 28, 2009 at 7:53 pm

Looks like the Lynn Theatre website bit the dust as well. Certainly not a good sign…

Silicon Sam
Silicon Sam on January 3, 2009 at 5:39 am

Sad that’s it’s closed for now…. But here are some photos taken during the reconstruction. These were taken soon after the asbestos removal, no restoration work had been done at this point, only removal. Last link should be of the owner and the consultant (on left). Name is Tim or Phil. Something like that. Said he’s opened several theaters around the state.

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Waynecam
Waynecam on November 4, 2008 at 3:51 am

I visited this theater in late October and it appears to be in great shape (exterior) and apparently operating. I could not enter the theater because it was locked on my visit.

cwfrick
cwfrick on September 27, 2005 at 3:05 am

i went by the lynn theater the other day and it is now open and running. it is now a 2 screen and looks to be in terrific condition. the oustside is in terrific shape, and the inside looks absolutely amazing. i could only look in the windows, they were not open yet, but it was nice. the theater looks as though it has been updated and modernized, but it looks absolutely awesome. i wanted to watch a movie there but unfortunately did not have the time. it is located on confederate square, in a beautiful old downtown. i spent an hour looking at the theater and the square. i felt as though i were looking into the past. they have a website www.lynntheatre.com i think. if you are ever in the area i suggest visiting this theater i know that i will.

Silicon Sam
Silicon Sam on May 13, 2005 at 3:25 pm

I was traveling through Gonzales around the last week of April and I spotted the Lynn and decided to take some photos. I looked in the window, and a couple of guys inside motioned me to come inside. I took a good look around, snapped some photos and chatted with one of the guys there about theaters. He mentioned they had to do an extensive amount of asbestos removal, and there were plans for 2 screens inside.

gonzalesgirl
gonzalesgirl on January 29, 2005 at 4:25 pm

I am a life-long resident of Gonzales. I have so many memories from the Lynn. I believe it closed in 1984. A Mr. Jansky has proposed renovation of the theater. Our newspaper reported last week that he is waiting on one more loan to come thru. He expects renovation to be complete in June or July. We are a small town with no activities for our youth so I think what Mr. Jansky is doing is wonderful and I couldn’t be more excited. I don’t care what movie is showing opening night, I’ll be there.