Lindsey Theater

1019 Main Street,
Lubbock, TX 79401

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Lindsey TheaterĀ© Lubbock TX  Don Lewis / Billy Smith

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Lubbock did an outstanding job of leveling the Lindsey and replacing it with a parking lot. It was an elegant theater featuring a corner entrance, a semi-circular marquee with the Lindsey lettering on opposite sides of the marquee and a huge decorative column over the marquee.

Contributed by Don Lewis

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irpworks
irpworks on August 29, 2007 at 5:01 pm

another good pic, interior full of people, is in this collection:

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search “Lindsey”

irpworks
irpworks on July 20, 2008 at 7:05 am

New story in the Lubbock paper on old Lubbock theaters:

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DonLewis
DonLewis on July 20, 2008 at 12:02 pm

Thanks for the posting the above link Robert!

Don…

DonLewis
DonLewis on March 29, 2009 at 7:55 am

The life and death of the Lindsey Theater in these six images [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] and nothing remainins except a parking lot…

Robert Verkler
Robert Verkler on March 30, 2012 at 8:43 am

Was trained to be a projectionist at the Lindsey as were all projectionist. My first gig was at the State. All new projectionist usually started at the State. The first movie I showed was Kelly’s Heros. Moved on to work the Village and Arnett Benson. Those were some good times and a great job for a high school kid.

DonLewis
DonLewis on March 30, 2012 at 9:23 am

Hi Verk. Lubbbock was home from 1973-1996. Attended Lubbock High for a short time in 1966.

Just wondering if by chance we knew each other and did you save anything from your days as a projectionist? Tickets, movie ads, posters, photos?

Now in Grapevine. Don Lewis

Robert Verkler
Robert Verkler on March 30, 2012 at 9:45 am

Don, Lubbock was home from 1966 until 1973. Been in Fort Worth since then. Went to Coranado High, Class of ‘72. I really wished I had saved some stuff. I may still have my Video Independent Theater ID card somewhere. While in HS I wasn’t thinking those things would have meant anything to anyone but wished I would have taken pics. I can still see the layout of the theaters and projectionist booths in my head. :–)

purpleplay
purpleplay on April 13, 2012 at 7:15 am

Someone referred to the Lubbock newspaper article about the old theaters in Lubbock. Unfortunately, there seem to be several errors in the story. I don’t think the research was as careful as it should have been. It’s sad that mistakes got printed in that story.

purpleplay
purpleplay on April 17, 2012 at 10:48 am

The Lindsey family originally owned the Palace, the Lindsey, and others (including the State). When they remodeled the Palace and renamed it the Clifton, they were naming it after their son Clifton Lindsey! Interestingly, (to me anyway), their tombstones in the City of Lubbock Cemetery have their names written in cursive, their signatures! (Clifton and his parents)

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