Sunset Theater

1112 S. Hampton Road,
Dallas, TX 75208

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Functions: Auto Repair Shop

Styles: Streamline Moderne

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Sunset as it looks today

The Sunset Theater is listed as operating from at least 1941. It was remodeled in 1947, with a total seating capacity of 780, with 695 in the orchestra level and 85 in the small balcony. The interior was decorated in a floral mural motif by artist R. V. Churchill, formerly of Massachusetts.

Contributed by Billy Smith / Billy Holcomb / Don Lewis, Ken Roe

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Don Lewis
Don Lewis on March 19, 2009 at 1:02 am

A on movie theater ad from 1949 for the Sunset Theater in Dallas.

Bob Johnston
Bob Johnston on February 19, 2010 at 4:34 pm

Updated Information:

•1922â€"opened (estimated from 1957 fire story indicating 35 years old
•1929â€"silents shown only two days per week due to talky competition
•1953â€"permit denied to operate drive-in theater on adjacent parking lot
•1955â€"remodeled and new owners
•1957â€"building burned

matt54 on June 14, 2010 at 4:31 am

The building may have burned, but I believe it still stands, having a stair-stepped pyramid motif in its street elevation (see street view in map link).

Bob Johnston
Bob Johnston on June 14, 2010 at 8:43 am

Last time I was by there the building was housing a garage.

truprecht on January 3, 2022 at 1:11 pm

The Sunset Theater was listed in the 1933-34 Dallas City Directory, but not in the 1930 directory.

matt54 on January 3, 2022 at 2:23 pm

truprecht: what specifically are you trying to link to?

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