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I went through Brownfield again in 10/2021 and there seems to be a new painting on this theater. Not sure who covered the western artwork with A Stary Sky copy and red accents. Maybe the owner is trying to make it more attractive to sell. The western one was more meaningful to this part of Texas’s history.
Looks like a time capsule and pretty intact. There wasn’t a No Trespassing sign so I ventured in a bit to get pics. All the kiddie park items are still there, just long grass and lots of neglect.
It’s a shame there is no sign on it anymore like the old pics. Sidewalk trees are blocking it as well and will only grow bigger and block the view of this amazing building even more.
Only 2 blocks from the main street in town and across the street from the town’s “community center” building which is in a similar state of neglect.
All the top windows are broken so it is just getting weathered and rotten inside.
8/21 not much “restoration” going on, just a mural on the southern wall. (see new pics)
A real odd part of town for a theatre. Lots of changes and roadwork going on in the 6 Points area, not sure how long this will stay and not just become a retail store.
I went the 8 years ago and this was a bad and forgotten part of town. Developers have made a condo across the street and the city has made fancy sidewalks and planted palm trees along this street. It is a matter of time before the other side of the street is replaced too. The sign is half missing and the city did murals across parts of the old buildings to “beautify the block”.
Seems to be in the same state of “reNOvation” as last year or the pics from 2013. At least it is still standing.
Currently gutted and most of the art deco top has been removed as well as the overhang and name. (see new image)
Now seems to be called the “Stephan and Mary Birch Texas Theatre” (even on Google cards when I looked the address up) now, having a patron to keep this theatre operating for years to come. (new images added)
8/21 - Does not seem to be working, has a large “No Trespassers” sign on the front door. Seems just to be using the marque for city announcements etc. (current pics added)
Still seems to be used for select events still. The main visual difference seems to be the added mint color from the tile work to the marque sign as well. (see latest pics)
Goggle’s Streetview,(though last taken in 2019) now seems to show a Spanish language evangelical church using the historic building for worship. I will get updated pics next time I am in the area.
It has been remodeled from Lost Pines 8 to FLim Alley to focus it does other things than just movies. Their Google web card says you can rent your own cinema room for private showings/birthday parties etc as well.
Exterior seems to have gotten a cheery new paint scheme when compared to the old pics posted on this site. Frosted front doors bring a sense of class. Who know that a town known for country life and BBQ had a sweet spot for the Opera. This is one of the best-restored art houses I have seen in Texas to date and I wish it the best of success.
I went through GT in December 2020 (after 6 months of COVID) and the “Camelot” was still on the building that you can see in the pics dated 2017 and were peeling off.
I returned summer of 2021 and the marque is updated and seems to be back in biz. (see updated pics)
It is really cool to see the little art deco building in an old town full of brown brick shopfronts. Though it is small it POPs out and has a unique personality.
Large, modern cinema in a shopping area.
Was nice to see this one has been saved and looking well. seems to have a bar on the side now. The main square this is on has been revitalized with parking and a park. It really is the soul of the little downtown area. (new pics added)
I stumbled upon this gem today and nice to see it has been restored. Seems to be used for local live events.
2021 it is still Cactus, live events, though with social distance and all not sure it has seen much use. Was closed when I rolled through for ID4 weekend. I was hoping to hear some Lubbock country tunes. They have added a sidewalk seating area, This is part of a little nightlife/bar strip on Buddy Holly Ave, the city’s music icon and native son. Blue Light music venue is a few doors down. (see recent pics)
I drove thru in the summer of 2021 and the film posters are displaying coffee products so it might still be a coffee shop in the lobby. It was not open when I passed through. New pics have been added to the pics tab.
It has been sold to Texas Public Radio and they are building offices in the back. It will be along the new city water/art walk called San Pedros Creek(previously just a rain runoff ditch on the left of the building) so it will finally get some attention and admiration it has always deserved.
Prior to sale, it was pretty much derelict and referred to as the “Mexican Theatre” (for a grant it got from Mexico arts) and held some local events and non-profits for a while. Location was its demise as it is not in the main area of the other theatres like Majestic, Aztec, Empire, etc, and the Riverwalk tourist areas.
COVID killed this. Last used as a dollar/last showing movie cinema. Due to lockdown in 2020, they got behind on rent and Regal Cinemas decided not to reopen in 2021. Developers want to knock it down for luxury apartments as it is in a prime location.
2021 closed and abandoned.
2021 it still seems to be used as Vision Broadcasting.