Texas State Theater

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spronco on September 28, 2009

( Excerpt from cinematreasures.org http://cinematreasures.org/theater/7555/ )

This is a mammoth theater for a small city. I'd guess it's four to five stories tall. The facade was your typical mission style with bell towers and tile roofs, but at some point, perhaps during the '40s, a streamline style facade covered all but the top story. This facade features a huge outline of Texas which looks as though it had neon tubing at one point. The marquee is most impressive, even if all the tubing is gone.

The theater appears to have been derelict for some time, but it looks like someone is working on it. The interior looks rather stripped down, and the lobby was glassed in at some point with the removal of the external ticket booth. Old painted ads are still visible on the back which proclaim that the Texas Theatre is 'the largest and finest in the West'.

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