Yucca Theatre

208 North Colorado Street,
Midland, TX 79701

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tracyalexander on July 22, 2008 at 10:06 pm

The Yucca Theatre is owned by Midland Community Theatre. It is now the home of the Summer Mummers, our annual fundraising production for the past 60 years, and several other special events throughout the year. Please contact MCT at (432) 682-2544 for more information or visit www.summermummers.com for more photos – including interior shots – of our historic venue.

SarahGreenPhotography on May 20, 2008 at 5:14 am

My photograph of the Yucca Theater taken 5-19-2008: View link

DonLewis on April 25, 2008 at 11:22 pm

A 1974 view of the Yucca Theater when it still had “YUCCA” lettering along the top of a marquee and a 1987 view here.

chadhauris on November 2, 2007 at 6:29 am

The Yucca’s main attraction is the vaudeville type show called Summer Mummers.
Other live performances are held occasionally throughout the year such as the annual “Broadway in the Basin” show.
The main floor has been converted to “cabaret” tiered seating with folding chairs and tables. A large bar is present in the lobby serving margaritas, beer etc.
The balcony still has its theatre seats intact.
There are chambers on either side of the stage for a theatre organ, but due to the coming of the Great Depression, the organ was never installed.
A “moviola” is shown during Summer Mummers but it is shown from a video projector at the balcony rail. I don’t think there is any film projection equipment left in the booth.

raybradley on September 15, 2007 at 6:22 pm

View vintage photos by typing in word “theatre”,
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JackCoursey on December 3, 2006 at 1:26 am

This is a very peculiar and unique design to say the least. I say, based on its façade, that it’s style is Moorish plus something else (hence the pentagon over the main entrance). This building looks as if it were to have been a Masonic Temple instead of a theatre.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on September 20, 2005 at 5:47 pm

Here is a photo of the Yucca Theater from around 1950.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on September 5, 2005 at 5:28 pm

Photo of the Yucca Theater with the website it came from.

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[Deleted] on January 1, 2005 at 2:58 am

Indeed, Wyatt C. Hedrick was a renowned architect in Texas. Besides this theatre he designed First Methodist Church in Fort Worth, Baker Building, Fort Worth Sanger Building, Fort Worth Will Rogers Auditorium, Colisuem, and Pioneer Tower, Fort Worth U. S. Post Office, Fort Worth. Those are just a few examples of his work.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on December 31, 2004 at 1:26 am

The Yucca opened December 5, 1929. The movie that was shown that night was “Rio Rita” starring Bebe Daniels and John Boles.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on December 31, 2004 at 1:02 am

In 1927 plans to build the Yucca Theater were announced by oilman and former Montana Senator T.S.Hogan. The architect was Wyatt C. Hedrick. The Yucca Theater opened in 1929. The style of the foyer’s façade is Gothic, while the interior was done in the (then popular) Egyptian style. The interior was designed by H. B. Layman of New York.