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
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
kencmcintyre on March 21, 2010 at 3:28 pm

This circa 1941 photo comes from the Sloane collection in Houston:
http://tinyurl.com/yz24myr

DavidZornig
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.

https://www.houstonpress.com/news/houston-101-the-assassination-of-op-dewalt-black-leader-and-lincoln-theatre-manager-6713718?fbclid=IwAR3W2zBe9RUu4HEAkdkvWWmlUXPQwksbOMYiud8gBlSxrjasfNVj9YLsekg

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