208 North Colorado Street,
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The Yucca Theatre is a flamboyant example of Assyrian style architecture. It’s interior has guilded lions, ornate columns and very elaborate light fixtures. It was built in 1927 and the architect was Wyatt C. Hedrick of Fort Worth. Opening night was December 5, 1929 when a vaudville show was presented on stage, and on screen was Bebe Daniels and John Boles in “Rio Rita”.
The exterior is done in cut sandstone with black marble. Columns frame the entrance.
The Yucca Theatre was closed as a movie Theatre in 1974. It was restored in 1981 and is now used for live performances, operated by the Summer Mummers. It seats a little over 1,600. The Yucca Theatre is a Texas Historical Medallion Landmark.
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