Cole Theatre

207 East 2nd St,
Hallettsville, TX 77964

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Cole Theatre...Hallettsville Texas

This small-town theater features a cream colored facade with red trim and red tile awnings. The building is probably from the ‘20s. The street level is unfinished wood, and the lobby appears to have been redone in a '70s basement style with woodgrained fiberboard. The marquee is very simple, and the neon appears functional.

Contributed by Seth Gaines

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Seth
Seth on August 12, 2004 at 10:45 am

More information: The Cole opened in 1929, and was owned by Mart Cole, who eventually owned a chain of theatres in South Central Texas. It seated 700, and featured Spanish murals, which still exist. More information in this article: http://www.vbmonline.com/features/999-40.html

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on August 31, 2007 at 10:54 pm

In 1963, Cole Theaters, headquartered in Rosenberg, TX, operated the Cole in Halletsville, the Lamar in Richmond, the Cole, Twin City, Drive-In and State in Rosenberg, the Palms in Sugarland and the Grand and Sunset Drive-In in Yoakum.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on July 7, 2011 at 11:09 pm

The home office for the Cole Theatre was in Rosenberg Texas,Matt Cole Sr. was the President and General Manager.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on July 7, 2011 at 11:09 pm

The home office for the Cole Theatre was in Rosenberg Texas,Matt Cole Sr. was the President and General Manager.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on July 8, 2011 at 8:20 pm

I missed Matt Cole, Sr.didn’t see that name.

Don Lewis
Don Lewis on January 20, 2012 at 11:28 pm

From 2011 a photo of the Cole Theatre in Hallettesville.

dallasmovietheaters
dallasmovietheaters on March 28, 2019 at 10:05 am

Launched under the name Cole’s Theatre on August 10, 1925 with Betty Compson in “The Female.” Operator Mart Cole switched the theater to sound full-time on February 1, 1930. Became part of the Jefferson Amusement Company Circuit when the Mart Cole Circuit was purchased in October of 1936.

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