Mission Theater

209 Connally Street,
Sulphur Springs, TX 75482

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hadaway13 on March 2, 2014 at 7:01 pm

Hello to anyone who may be browsing this photo. I was curious if anyone has any older pictures of this theater? I have a piece of art work that I was told had come from here, but I have yet to see any pictures of it

LGrayson on August 22, 2009 at 9:26 pm

I worked at the Mission for many years in just about every capacity – concessions, box office, projectionist and janitor. I also worked at the Hi Vue Drive In on occasion. It’s a shame to see them gone.

kencmcintyre on March 26, 2009 at 6:17 pm

In the photo on Google, the theater is gone, but you can still see the steps and the handicapped ramp. Too bad.

lrostochil on August 15, 2008 at 1:29 pm

I’m sad to hear that this lovely theater is gone. Recently, I ran across a couple of photos I took of it back in 1987. Here are the links:



Don Lewis
Don Lewis on January 9, 2008 at 7:59 pm

A 1984 photograph of the Mission Theater @ this link.


shoeshoe14 on April 18, 2007 at 3:59 pm

Was Art Deco and was a twin.

kencmcintyre on December 12, 2006 at 7:25 am

There is a photo of the Mission on this page:

DriveInTheatre2001 on July 17, 2005 at 5:18 pm

I now have a few pictures of the Mission on … www.cinematour.com

Thanx and Enjoy!

sariejack on February 3, 2005 at 11:05 am

I am looking for information on the history of the Mission Theatre and would like to correspond with anyone who has pictures or memories of the theatre.

I can be reached via email at

Thank you!

DriveInTheatre2001 on December 30, 2004 at 5:51 pm

I have Pictures of the Inside and Outside of the Mission “Walk-In” Theatre. It was demolished to make a parking lot for the Bank next door. The HI-VUE Drive In has been closed now for about 30 years. It is slowly crumbling down. In Bad Condition.
Randy Carlisle

Don Lewis
Don Lewis on November 23, 2004 at 9:30 am

Hi Ang and thanks for your comments! I had a feeling that Sulphur Springs had been a thriving town at one time. I was sad about the Mission for more than one reason, I lost pictures on my hard drive and had gone back for more when I found that it was gone. Do you know anything about the Hi Vue drive in?

AngO on November 23, 2004 at 9:07 am

The news that the old Mission Theater is torn down just about breaks my heart. When I was a teenager, I used to work there with my best friends in high school. It was so great to work there – the “hub” of activity on weekend nights and seeing who was with who, the smell of the popcorn (that machine made the best popcorn I’ve ever had), the old 50s style seating and lighting. I worked there through the renovation to turn it into a double cinema. You wouldn’t believe the pounds of old gum that was stuck to the seats!
Anyway, I have some very fond memories of growing up and visiting the theater and then later, working there.

Don Lewis
Don Lewis on September 3, 2004 at 11:28 am

Thanks for comming through again Charles!

Don Lewis
Don Lewis on September 2, 2004 at 8:15 pm

Come on Seth, didn’t you see any redeeming qualities? Off the interstate, clean air, quiet. I agree about the court house and you would have liked the HI-VUE.

Seth on September 2, 2004 at 1:48 pm

Sulphur Springs is the pits. The courthouse is wonderful, but the rest of the town is dingy, ugly, and depressing. I’m glad I didn’t miss a theater, I’d hate to have to go back.