Lincoln Theatre

711 Prairie Street,
Houston, TX 77002

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Previously operated by: Bijou Amusement Company

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Opened in 1916 as a vaudeville theatre. It had a 20ft x 24ft stage, 18 sets of lines and two dressing rooms. By 1921 it was operated as an African-American movie & vaudeville theatre, operated by the Bijou Amusement Company.

It was demolished in 1977 and the site became a parking lot for the Houston Chronicle.

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ldwest62 on April 5, 2006 at 4:17 pm

Olen P. Dewalt was my grandfather. My sister and I are his only descendants. If there are inquiries are information about Mr. DeWalt, please direct them to me.

Larry D. West
281 338 7922

kencmcintyre on March 21, 2010 at 3:28 pm

This circa 1941 photo comes from the Sloane collection in Houston:

DavidZornig on January 5, 2020 at 5:12 pm

1921 photo & description added credit Lizzie Skurnick, courtesy Traces of Texas Facebook page.

2012 article about the 1931 murder of Olen P. DeWalt, manager of the Lincoln Theatre.

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