Grand Theatre

118 E. Hamilton Street,
Stamford, TX 79553

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This theater is obviously much older than its current facade suggests, but it’s hard to tell how old. The street level is now done in pink brick, and the upper story is red plaster with some unattractive beige sheet metal covering large squares on either side. Not sure what’s underneath. The marquee is a very nice burgundy with cream and the vertical has a colorful crown on top. Unfortunately, the vertical has no neon. The theater is only open for one or two days every week.

Contributed by Seth Gaines

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coogs5
coogs5 on March 17, 2005 at 12:32 am

They run a different movie every week. I saw “Christmas With the Kranks” when I was in Stamford visiting my grandparents in December 2004. Tickets are only $3. I think there were only 2 people working there. You buy your tickets at the concession counter. Some of the seats need to be repaired. The balcony was closed. I don’t know why. Overall it was a wonderful experience. Hopefully it can remain open for years to come.

coogs5
coogs5 on March 17, 2005 at 1:41 am

I believe the area code for the phone number listed should be 915.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on December 12, 2006 at 1:07 pm

There is a July 1990 photo on this page:
http://tinyurl.com/yaax7s

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on July 31, 2007 at 6:05 pm

Here is another photo of the Grand Theater.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on April 4, 2008 at 2:19 pm

This is a recent photo.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on December 13, 2008 at 3:36 pm

From Boxoffice magazine, May 1950:

STAMFORD, TEX-The Grand Theater here, recently purchased by H&H Theaters from Robert Brown of Abilene, has been closed for remodeling which is expected to be completed in about two months. The building will be lengthened 25 feet and converted into a stadium-type structure. Changes at the front of the house will include shifting of the box office and installation of a refreshment bar. Refinements in the auditorium will include new carpeting, indirect lighting and wall murals. A larger screen will be installed. Sandy Hodges is co-owner of the house.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on May 10, 2009 at 5:20 am

The Grand Theater is listed in the 1955 Film Daily with 813 seats.

roburtone
roburtone on July 27, 2011 at 5:19 pm

Here are some recent (summer 2011) pictures from a 100+ degree day. Photo 1 Photo 2 Photo 3 Photo 4 Photo 5 Photo 6

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