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Zac commented about Pines Theatre on May 11, 2012 at 1:51 pm

According to old Lufkin City Directories, Non Binion managed the Pines from at least 1928 until 1937. In 1928, the address was listed as 113-115 S 1st Street. In later directories, it was only 113. Mrs. Hollis Christie is listed as operating the theatre in the 1946-47 directory. The phone listing was #141. The 1928 listing also mentioned East Texas Theatres Inc., who later operated a number of other movie houses in the area.

Zac commented about Texan Theater on May 11, 2012 at 1:42 pm

The Texan Theatre was located at 111 E. Dozier Avenue(now Frank Street). In 1937 it was operated by L M Threet, and later by East Texas Theatre Inc. As of 1947, there was also a Texan sandwich shop and Texan drug store nearby, at 114 E Dozier and 110 E Dozier respectively.

Zac commented about Pines Theatre on May 10, 2012 at 9:15 am

Here is an interesting article on the Pines renovation from the Lufkin Daily news.

Zac commented about Fain Theater on May 10, 2012 at 8:58 am

I really enjoy visiting this theater. The staff is super friendly, and are quick to address concerns. Ticket prices are low for the area, as are the concessions. The “cry room” in the back of the facility is perfect for parents with small children. It’s an extra 30 miles for me to drive to(I live near Lufkin), and only has a single screen, but the Fain is worth visiting.

Zac commented about Lincoln Theater Center on May 9, 2012 at 2:50 pm

An effort was made to raise awareness about the Lincoln sometime around 2009, but nothing ever came of it. The building, at the corner of Abney and Keltys, has been destroyed.

Zac commented about Angelina Twin on May 9, 2012 at 2:46 pm

Since the last posting, the theater itself has been demolished. For many years, it was Lufkin’s second run theater, showing films once they left Cinema 4 in the Lufkin Mall, or Towne Square 4 on Timberland Drive. All three theaters were operated by Carmike.