Gift Card for Independent Films and Cult Classics at The Texas Theatre (Up to 40% Off). Two Options Available.

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In a Nutshell

Acclaimed new independent features, cult classics, and beloved seasonal favorites at a historic theater opened in 1931

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Promotional value expires Dec 31, 2015. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person. Valid only for option purchased. All goods or services must be used by the same person. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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The Texas Theatre

Today, the Texas Theatre's screens showcase riveting—and often offbeat—stories new and old. But the theater's own story is just as juicy. Opened in 1931, it was an exemplar of that era's movie palaces: fountains. Chandeliers. Projected "clouds" scrolling across the ceiling. Even a newfangled technology known as air-conditioning, powered by a 4,000-gallon water tank.

The theater was popular locally, but its turn in the national spotlight was a darker one. On November 22, 1963, the box office staff was alerted that a young man had ducked into the theater without paying—and that that man was Lee Harvey Oswald.

The Texas swiftly underwent renovations to hide its resemblance to the theater featured so prominently on the news. The Venetian villa became a Spanish palace and then, when Oliver Stone was making the 1990 film JFK, transformed back again to its 1963 look. It closed; it was saved from the wrecking ball by a former usher; it burned; it nearly became a furniture warehouse.

But the 21st century held better things for The Texas Theatre. It landed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2003, and by 2010 it was back in business as a movie house, sporting a modern design that hints at the glamour of its heyday. Now, guests grab drinks from the stylish bar and head into showings of classic, independent, and art house films. There are live events, too: comedy nights, concerts, and even burlesque.

Customer Reviews

Great place, love the food, and the customer service!
Rosa J. · December 18, 2015
I love what you're doing at the theatre -- keep up the good work. Can't wait for all the remodeling to be completed. "Bill W." was a great show. Your staff was very involved represented the theatre well.
Jan H. · June 25, 2012
WE enjoyed our night out with French people...............loved the old feel of quaintness and the relaxed at home feel!
Chris B. · June 24, 2012

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