Texas Theatre

110 West Main Street,
Waxahachie, TX 75165

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The Texas Theatre is located on the N. Side Square. This Art Deco style theatre was last operating as a live performance venue.

A striking two-story front done in a cream color and burgundy stripes along the top and above the marquee. There is a large grey/green panel down the front center of the building with blue lettering spelling out “Texas”. It has a small compact lobby and concession area. The auditorium is large and spacious.

It was closed in February 2012.

Contributed by Chuck Van Bibber

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Timeaton on June 18, 2009 at 3:17 am

The Texas Theater reopened on May 1, 2009. The web site is www.TexasMusicTheater.com

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on June 18, 2009 at 7:29 pm

Robb & Rowley took over the Dixie Theatre in 1927. The previous owner had been P.Q. Rockett, who had bought the house in 1914.

The earliest mention of the name Texas Theatre I’ve found in Boxoffice is from the May 9, 1942, issue which said the house had reopened in an improved state that week after having been damaged by a fire earlier in the year. At the time it was R&R’s “A” house in Waxahatchie.

DriveInTheatre2001 on May 26, 2010 at 6:29 pm

Chuck, the link to my photo you posted above takes you to the photo that is featured in this years Waxahachie Phone Book! Thanx for adding the link..
Randy A. Carlisle
Historical Photographer

drivein2001 on January 21, 2011 at 6:39 pm

Chuck.. You & everyone is more than welcome. And, I thank you for your kind words. It is very much appreciated…
Photography is something I love to do & I love sharing them with all my Friends.
My Best to you and all..

And, just to note, Waxahachie had a Drive In Theatre also!! It was known as the ELLIS Drive In Theatre. Seen here:. View link .. is the Marquee, that still stands today!! I have a cpl of updated shots I took a week ago and you can actually see the ole Marquee even better. Still standing the test of time.. I’ll post them shortly on flickr..
Thanx alot!

Driveintheatre2001 on January 29, 2012 at 7:15 pm

Chuck1231 – If you type in 1600 Mulkey Road, Waxahachie, Tx in the search box of google-maps, you’ll see the outline of the Ellis Drive In Theatre… Mulkey Road is another name for Bus.Hwy. 287.. On the North-east side of the road, there’s a building (Lower right) that sits right next to the land of where the Ellis Drive In once occupied.

Driveintheatre2001 on January 29, 2012 at 7:39 pm

Chuck1231 – Favor please sir. See, if you would, what you can find out about an Empress Theatre & Rio Theatre, both in Waxahachie.. I have a photo on flickr of what was the Empress but nothing on the Rio as of now..

I also have a Nice B&W copy of the Ritz Theatre I got from the Ellis Co. Museum.

Thank You sir for your time! Randy A Carlisle 8-)

Driveintheatre2001 on March 13, 2012 at 10:56 am

Sad to say but the Texas Theatre has closed its' doors. It’s been closed for about 3 weeks or so. The website does state CLOSED-FOR NOW……

Randy A Carlisle — RAC Photography

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