Rainbow Theater

1120 Lorenzo Street,
Castroville, TX

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Rainbow Theater

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This small town theater is a simple airbrick box, with a yellow brick facade. The building itself is pretty dull, but the neon sign is fairly attractive. The building currently houses an antique store.

Contributed by Seth Gaines

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Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on September 1, 2004 at 10:11 am

The 1957 Film Daily Year Book lists it as the New Castro Theatre, with 390 seats.

Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on September 1, 2004 at 10:18 am

I’m not sure if my post is correct. The New Castro might not be the same theatre as the Rainbow, but no Rainbow (or any other theatre) was listed for Castroville. The address for the New Castro was given as Lorenzo Street, with no specific #.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on January 27, 2005 at 6:40 pm

There is a photo of the Rainbow Theater here:
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kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on April 21, 2006 at 7:23 pm

The Rainbow opened in 1950 and closed in 1990.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on May 15, 2008 at 9:29 am

Another photo of the Rainbow Theater can be seen here.

rdean
rdean on June 6, 2008 at 11:42 am

Ok..the Rainbow Theatre was opened in 1943..closed in 1976. Trust me on this. I own it. My wife and I now own an antique shop inside the theatre. CORRECT address is 410 Paris Street. There is no (and never has been) a “New Castro” theatre in Castroville. Come see us.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on June 6, 2008 at 11:45 am

Thanks for the update and the correct address. Good luck with your antique shop.

rdean
rdean on June 6, 2008 at 12:07 pm

And just an “update” on the Rainbow threatre. The ORIGINAL projectors are still upsatirs in the “booth”. Circa 1939. The “booth” is exactly as it was the day the theatre was closed and on occasion I take “ theatre junkies” (their words not mine) up to the booth and show them. The original projectors came from a US Navy ship being “scutlled” at Galveston in 1939. Anyone welcome to come take a “lookesee”. (and no they are not for sale) Sorry.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on August 27, 2009 at 5:01 pm

This is another photo of the Rainbow Theater building.

JamesEBohenek
JamesEBohenek on June 14, 2013 at 1:23 am

I’m one of the theatre junkies rdean showed the projection room to. He told me that Roy Rogers used to stop at the Rainbow on his way to Uvalde to see Dale. He would watch people watching one of his movies.

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