Cole Theatre

930 Third Street,
Rosenberg, TX 77471

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Danclements on July 1, 2012 at 9:29 pm

Anyone know the status of this theater and who I might be able to speak to in lever to get access to photograph the property? on June 29, 2011 at 4:51 pm

Doesn’t appear to be anything new to report — photo from April 2011:

spocoho on March 17, 2011 at 1:36 pm

I would like to email sabear the relative of Mart Cole, Sr about the footage of John Wayne when he came to Rosenberg. I grew up there and my Mom said around 1950 he came into town with Ward Bond for a movie premier at the Cole Theatre. We were on the sidewalk and when they got out of the car they patted me on my head according to my Mom. Do you have that on the footage? Thanks

James Colburn
James Colburn on February 3, 2010 at 12:47 pm

This is a great theater. I hope it makes it.

James Colburn
James Colburn on October 1, 2009 at 7:40 am

Any news on this theater? Anything going on that yall can report?

James Colburn
James Colburn on September 30, 2008 at 7:29 pm

Any news on this place? Is anyone doing anything with it?

James Colburn
James Colburn on July 2, 2008 at 8:33 pm

I agree..bring back the old great neon marquees!

kathy2trips on May 19, 2008 at 2:42 pm

Wow, LM, that 1920’s photo is awesome. The current photos show the facade can use some work. I hope they get a cool marquee with some neon. Really packs a punch in small town downtowns.

James Colburn
James Colburn on October 10, 2007 at 11:35 am

Anything happening to this theatre? Anyone know anything?

txturbo on August 5, 2007 at 12:03 pm

I recently moved to Rosenberg. I was wondering what was going on with this theater. There is also another theater that I ran across recently in the same area. The downstairs is an antique shop. We walked up the stairs and to the right is an old theater that was being used for live performances. They were selling the old seating to raise money to buy new seating and other things. I don’t remember the name of it. It could be the other theater the other poster mentioned.

kathy2trips on February 26, 2007 at 4:53 pm

Hard to tell, from the night photos, but seems to be looking better. Wonder what they’ve got planned for the inside?

Exquisitely Bored in Nacogdoches
Exquisitely Bored in Nacogdoches on February 24, 2007 at 2:25 pm

Here’s my 2/16/07 picture of it at night:

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James Colburn
James Colburn on February 15, 2007 at 3:47 am

Found out yesterday the roof is fixed, new AC units on the roof and alot of stuff going on inside the theatre. Its coming back!

James Colburn
James Colburn on January 3, 2007 at 4:50 pm

Maybe he will do it up extra nice. Will be worth the wait..just dont go in there alone..I mean that.

kathy2trips on August 30, 2006 at 8:53 am

There is an interview article on WL “Bill” Butler in the January 2006 issue of the Fort Bend (County) Business Journal. Evidently, the Cole Theater is the last of 25 properties that he has purchased in downtown Rosenberg with the aim of revitalizing the area.

In it, he mentions that he is rather a slow-poke when it comes to renovation to minimize whatever problems he may encounter (whatever that means). Apparently he doesn’t know/hasn’t decided what to do with the Cole (formerly the Cozy, then the Liberty) just yet. And he has other structures on his plate as well. In short, don’t hold your breath on this one. It may take a good long time.

James Colburn
James Colburn on August 24, 2006 at 5:26 pm

The Library in Rosenberg is a grat place to start with questions. they have a great one with pics and historian there also.

JackCoursey on August 24, 2006 at 3:52 pm

The only other theatres from this period that I know of in Rosenburg were the Liberty (circa 1930)and the State (circa 1940). I don’t know the street address of either theatre.

kathy2trips on August 24, 2006 at 2:56 pm

You all seem so knowledgable…here’s a tough one: Does anyone know the story about the yellow building on Morton between Second and Third in Richmond? From the architecture, I just know it was a theater once upon a time.

James Colburn
James Colburn on June 29, 2006 at 10:44 am

No new news on the restore. Sort of taking its time,but saved at least. News from city source.

James Colburn
James Colburn on April 18, 2006 at 4:10 am

Any news on the restore??

James Colburn
James Colburn on January 10, 2006 at 11:55 am

Anyone know anything about the status of the restore???

JackCoursey on October 16, 2005 at 4:12 am

Here is a 1999 photo of the Cole.

JackCoursey on October 14, 2005 at 6:58 pm

Here is a photo from 1999

James Colburn
James Colburn on September 4, 2005 at 9:05 am

I work at the Convention and Visitors Bureau for the City of Rosenberg. The Cole Theatre is a fabulous old structure and renovations will soon be started.

Thank you,
Camille Prat

This is Wonderful news! Thank you for taking the theatre to the next level!

Tourism Assistant

City of Rosenberg

Convention & Visitors Bureau