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The Resource Grand old Texas theaters that won't quit, Joan Upton Hall and Stacey Hasbrook

Grand old Texas theaters that won't quit, Joan Upton Hall and Stacey Hasbrook

Label
Grand old Texas theaters that won't quit
Title
Grand old Texas theaters that won't quit
Statement of responsibility
Joan Upton Hall and Stacey Hasbrook
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The authors combed the state to locate the best of historical theaters that won't give up the ghost (sometimes literally). Their research and interviews showcase these theaters and preserve an important part of the history of performing arts in Texas. Some of these theaters date as far back as 1886 and range across the state: Dalhart's LARITA, Terlingua's Starlight, El Paso's Plaza, Galveston's Grand Opera House, Texarkana's Perot, and forty-five points in between. Discover facts and legends about the early days of these old theaters as well as the restorations that have given them new life as a venue for movies or live performances. And then there are the ghosts ... One director says their ghost wears "a white shirt, dark pants, and tall, heavy boots." During rehearsals at another theater, when the spotlight came on with no one at the controls, the actors took a smoke break whether they had the habit or not
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
792/.025/764
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
PN2275.T4
LC item number
H35 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
directories
Label
Grand old Texas theaters that won't quit, Joan Upton Hall and Stacey Hasbrook
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Contents
  • 12
  • 181
  • 34
  • Paris: Plaza (1926)
  • 186
  • 35
  • Plainview: Fair (1923)
  • 191
  • 36
  • Port Lavaca: Port Lavaca Main Street (1936)
  • 197
  • 4
  • 37
  • Post: Garza (1916)
  • 202
  • 38
  • San Antonio: Majestic (1929)
  • 208
  • 39
  • Snyder: Ritz (1921)
  • 215
  • 40
  • Anson Opera House (1907)
  • Taylor: Howard (1929)
  • 220
  • 41
  • Terlingua: Starlight (late 1930s)
  • 226
  • 42
  • Texarkana: Perot (1924)
  • 231
  • 43
  • Uvalde: Opera House (1891)
  • 17
  • 239
  • 44
  • Victoria: Victoria (1910)
  • 245
  • 45
  • Waxahachie: Chautauqua Auditorium (1902)
  • 250
  • 46
  • Whitewright: Odeum (1914)
  • 256
  • 5
  • 47
  • Wichita Falls: Wichita Theatre and Opera House (1908)
  • 261
  • 48
  • Denton: Campus (1949) (The New Kid on the Block)
  • 267
  • Archer City: Royal (1926)
  • 23
  • 6
  • Austin: Paramount (1915)
  • 29
  • 1
  • 7
  • Bastrop: Opera House (1889)
  • 35
  • 8
  • Beaumont: Jefferson (1927)
  • 40
  • 9
  • Canadian: Palace (1909)
  • 45
  • 10
  • Abilene: Paramount (1930)
  • Claude: Gem (1915)
  • 50
  • 11
  • Clifton: Cliftex (1916)
  • 55
  • 12
  • Columbus: Stafford Opera House (1886)
  • 60
  • 13
  • Dalhart: La Rita (1920s)
  • 1
  • 65
  • 14
  • Dallas Theatres
  • 71
  • 15
  • Denison: Rialto (1920)
  • 85
  • 16
  • Eastland: Majestic (1920)
  • 91
  • 2
  • 17
  • El Paso: Plaza (1930)
  • 97
  • 18
  • Fort Worth: Casa Manana (1936)
  • 104
  • 19
  • Gainesville: State (1919)
  • 110
  • 20
  • Albany: Aztec (1927)
  • Galveston: Grand Opera House (1894)
  • 116
  • 21
  • Georgetown: Palace (1925)
  • 121
  • 22
  • Graham: National (1920)
  • 127
  • 23
  • Granbury Opera House (1886)
  • 7
  • 132
  • 24
  • Hallettsville: Cole (1929)
  • 137
  • 25
  • Hamilton: Texan (1940)
  • 142
  • 26
  • Harlingen: Municipal (Lon C. Hill) Auditorium (1936)
  • 147
  • 3
  • 27
  • Hillsboro: Texas (1932)
  • 151
  • 28
  • Jefferson: Ruth Lester Memorial and Playhouse (early 1900s)
  • 155
  • 29
  • Llano: Lantex (1927)
  • 160
  • 30
  • Alpine: Rangra (1927)
  • Lubbock: Cactus (1938)
  • 165
  • 31
  • Mason: Odeon (1928)
  • 170
  • 32
  • Midland: Yucca (1929)
  • 175
  • 33
  • Mineola: Select (1920)
Control code
48177362
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xii, 284 p.
Isbn
9781556228841
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2001530657
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2004. Paperbound.
Other physical details
ill., map
Label
Grand old Texas theaters that won't quit, Joan Upton Hall and Stacey Hasbrook
Publication
Note
Includes index
Contents
  • 12
  • 181
  • 34
  • Paris: Plaza (1926)
  • 186
  • 35
  • Plainview: Fair (1923)
  • 191
  • 36
  • Port Lavaca: Port Lavaca Main Street (1936)
  • 197
  • 4
  • 37
  • Post: Garza (1916)
  • 202
  • 38
  • San Antonio: Majestic (1929)
  • 208
  • 39
  • Snyder: Ritz (1921)
  • 215
  • 40
  • Anson Opera House (1907)
  • Taylor: Howard (1929)
  • 220
  • 41
  • Terlingua: Starlight (late 1930s)
  • 226
  • 42
  • Texarkana: Perot (1924)
  • 231
  • 43
  • Uvalde: Opera House (1891)
  • 17
  • 239
  • 44
  • Victoria: Victoria (1910)
  • 245
  • 45
  • Waxahachie: Chautauqua Auditorium (1902)
  • 250
  • 46
  • Whitewright: Odeum (1914)
  • 256
  • 5
  • 47
  • Wichita Falls: Wichita Theatre and Opera House (1908)
  • 261
  • 48
  • Denton: Campus (1949) (The New Kid on the Block)
  • 267
  • Archer City: Royal (1926)
  • 23
  • 6
  • Austin: Paramount (1915)
  • 29
  • 1
  • 7
  • Bastrop: Opera House (1889)
  • 35
  • 8
  • Beaumont: Jefferson (1927)
  • 40
  • 9
  • Canadian: Palace (1909)
  • 45
  • 10
  • Abilene: Paramount (1930)
  • Claude: Gem (1915)
  • 50
  • 11
  • Clifton: Cliftex (1916)
  • 55
  • 12
  • Columbus: Stafford Opera House (1886)
  • 60
  • 13
  • Dalhart: La Rita (1920s)
  • 1
  • 65
  • 14
  • Dallas Theatres
  • 71
  • 15
  • Denison: Rialto (1920)
  • 85
  • 16
  • Eastland: Majestic (1920)
  • 91
  • 2
  • 17
  • El Paso: Plaza (1930)
  • 97
  • 18
  • Fort Worth: Casa Manana (1936)
  • 104
  • 19
  • Gainesville: State (1919)
  • 110
  • 20
  • Albany: Aztec (1927)
  • Galveston: Grand Opera House (1894)
  • 116
  • 21
  • Georgetown: Palace (1925)
  • 121
  • 22
  • Graham: National (1920)
  • 127
  • 23
  • Granbury Opera House (1886)
  • 7
  • 132
  • 24
  • Hallettsville: Cole (1929)
  • 137
  • 25
  • Hamilton: Texan (1940)
  • 142
  • 26
  • Harlingen: Municipal (Lon C. Hill) Auditorium (1936)
  • 147
  • 3
  • 27
  • Hillsboro: Texas (1932)
  • 151
  • 28
  • Jefferson: Ruth Lester Memorial and Playhouse (early 1900s)
  • 155
  • 29
  • Llano: Lantex (1927)
  • 160
  • 30
  • Alpine: Rangra (1927)
  • Lubbock: Cactus (1938)
  • 165
  • 31
  • Mason: Odeon (1928)
  • 170
  • 32
  • Midland: Yucca (1929)
  • 175
  • 33
  • Mineola: Select (1920)
Control code
48177362
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xii, 284 p.
Isbn
9781556228841
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2001530657
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2004. Paperbound.
Other physical details
ill., map

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