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The Historic Texas Theatre opened in 1931 by eccentric billionaire Howard Hughes as a Robb Rowley Theater and became infamous in 1963 as the place Lee Harvey Oswald was arrested. In 2011 it was reopened by Aviation Cinemas formed by Barak Epstein...more
This past holiday weekend, my family and I got tickets to see Potted Potter (a Harry Potter parody show) at the Texas Theatre! It was my first time visiting. The show was great, and I loved the theater itself. It's been renovated but without removing...More
I contacted the theatre in advance and was able to arrange a private tour with Mary Katherine. It was fantastic.
I felt a bit morbid asking for a private tour, but it was really enjoyable. We covered the events of 22nd November 1963, but also...More
Did not get a chance to go in as it still a working theatre. The history is amazing. It’s up to you to figure out the truth. No one disagrees that he probably snuck in, but some claim that he was there at the beginning...More
So glad the Texas Theatre still exists. Step in and step back in time. Always a unique movie lineup, which is as it should be. One screen and it's big. Theatre constructed of solid concrete to make it fireproof (good to know!). Bar in the...More
I went here for an event. I read it was restored and it was restored to its retro splendor. The outside was not very welcoming without someone standing in the booth. The theater was nice and clean. The concession stand had fresh popcorn and snacks....More
This was an awesome experience to travel through history. Our guide Mary Katherine was a delight and gave us a tour which covered the entire history of this iconic landmark. From the projection booth to the seat where Oswald was captured, she covered it all....More
I have been to Texas theatre a few times. I has had some renovation but still has the old theatre look. Lots of different events come here with something for everyone. Parking is mostly on the street and meters are done after 4pm. Theatre was...More