Fain Theater

113 E. Polk Street,
Livingston, TX 77351

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Roger Katz
Roger Katz on January 2, 2018 at 1:16 pm

This theatre closed around 2015.

Freiluft on February 20, 2013 at 3:57 am

The Fain is much older than the current building would suggest. It was owned by my great grandfather Clem Fain, Sr. (1874–1944). The family lore is that my grandmother, Mary Willson Fain Gerlach, played piano during silent films.

ao790 on July 11, 2012 at 8:53 am

and mind you, this was only 4 months ago.

ao790 on July 11, 2012 at 8:52 am

For everyone that does not know, the fain is a terrible business. It may be an icon of movie history, but the way it is currently managed is a disgrace to american business in general. As a previous employee i can personally tell you that the people who own it are terrible. Nothing is made fresh, everything in the back room is caked in dirt, and they only hire 16-17 year olds that have not worked before so that they can underpay and over work them. i was making a measly $4.50 an hour after i did all the math.

Zac on May 10, 2012 at 8:58 am

I really enjoy visiting this theater. The staff is super friendly, and are quick to address concerns. Ticket prices are low for the area, as are the concessions. The “cry room” in the back of the facility is perfect for parents with small children. It’s an extra 30 miles for me to drive to(I live near Lufkin), and only has a single screen, but the Fain is worth visiting.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on October 4, 2010 at 4:17 pm

No excuse for over selling a theatre,It was a stupid thing to do and then blame the moviegoer,Do not blame you LUVSMOVIES.You were most likely dealing with rookies.

rmarshal on October 4, 2010 at 8:52 am

I lived in Livingston briefly in the early ‘50s and remember walking the five blocks to see “Callaway Went Thataway”. Visited briefly Oct. 3 after sixty years. Charming town, much better than I remember.
The sports and recreation generated by Lake Livingston has given it new life and well worth visiting if you’re in the area of east Texas.

luvsmovies on June 30, 2010 at 5:50 am

Went there last night. They way over sold the tickets and left lots of people standing not only in the theater, but outside the theater not even being able to get in. It was horrible. To make matters worse the people running the theater accepted no fault of their own and treat us as if it were our fault that they sold more tickets than they had seats. The lady working the door was incredibly rude and unprofessional. We were very disappointed and will not be going back.

kencmcintyre on September 14, 2008 at 7:12 pm

Here is a 2006 photo by Sam Starkey:

kencmcintyre on September 20, 2007 at 7:32 pm

In 1970, the Fain was part of the Pam-Fain Theaters chain. Owner was Lloyd Stone. The other theater in the chain was the Pam in Madisonville, TX, hence the name.

Don Lewis
Don Lewis on August 8, 2007 at 6:47 am

Actually Livingston is kind of a neat little town.


Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on August 7, 2007 at 11:39 am

Sometimes I feel like visiting these godforsaken places just to see their theaters.

longislandmovies on August 6, 2006 at 12:05 pm

nice theater . this is what i am looking for a theater like this …

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on August 6, 2006 at 11:23 am

Listed in the 1941 Film Daily Yearbook with a seating capacity given as 400. In the 1943 edition of F.D.Y. is is listed as (Closed). However, it is open again in the 1950 edition of F.D.Y. with a seating capacity given as 300.

Don Lewis
Don Lewis on August 6, 2006 at 11:14 am

My photograph of the FAIN View link

Twistr54 on October 7, 2005 at 4:54 pm

Is this the same theatre the FAIN the one in the movie, THE GRASS HARP? (JACK LEMMOM WALTER MATTHAU SISSY SPACEK PIPER LAURY)