Angelo Civic Theater

1936 Sherwood Way,
San Angelo, TX 76901

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Dating from 1950, this freakish looking ex-cinema is now home to San Angelo’s community dramatists. They took over the former Parkway Theatre in 1980 and remodeled it in 1981.

The facade is long and low, with a tower on the right hand side. The marquee is nothing special, but the tower is bizarre. It is a stubby trapezoid with two poles mounted on the front face. Each pole is surmounted by a spiked metal ball with a very tall spike on top, and braced to the roof by four arched metal sheets.

The playhouse has painted the area over the marquee with a mural of 17th century people in a garden that looks just like the patterned wallpaper that was so popular when I was little.

Contributed by Seth Gaines

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Seth
Seth on July 1, 2004 at 10:00 am

This theater was built in 1950 as the Parkway. I filled that information out, but not all of the data displays in the entry.

KellyProctor
KellyProctor on November 3, 2005 at 4:15 am

Additional Info:
The Architect was Leonard R. Mauldin for R&R Theaters.
It was remodelled approximately 20 years ago when the Angelo Civic Theatre organization converted the movie house into a 275 seat live performance venue.

DonLewis
DonLewis on February 12, 2008 at 6:54 pm

A 1987 photo of the former Parkway Theater building in San Angelo.

www.flickr.com/photos/lastpictureshow/2261292399

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on March 11, 2008 at 7:22 am

Here is the website for the Angelo Civic Theater.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on March 9, 2009 at 7:30 pm

A 2009 photo can be seen here. What happened to the mural?

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on September 16, 2009 at 1:09 pm

This link for the Angelo Civic Theater website should work.

DonLewis
DonLewis on September 25, 2010 at 7:17 am

From 1961 a movie ad for for the Parkway Theater in San Angelo.

RoadsideArchitecture.com
RoadsideArchitecture.com on May 9, 2012 at 5:31 am

The mural is still missing in 2012.

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