Clifton Theater

1016 Main Street,
Lubbock, TX 79401

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on June 29, 2016 at 10:51 pm

The Palace Theatre was remodeled and enlarged in 1934. The July 22 issue of the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal said that the formal opening was to take place the following night. Plans for the project had been prepared by local architect O.R. Walker.

robboehm on June 13, 2015 at 9:21 pm

Uploaded two photos from the Texas Tech University Special Collection.

rivest266 on June 13, 2015 at 7:39 pm

December 14th, 1924 & November 7th, 1948 grand opening ads in photo section.

purpleplay on April 13, 2012 at 12:52 pm

The Clifton had the coolest art deco you ever saw, and the seats slid forward, like a recliner! I never saw seats like that again after the Clifton closed.

rivest266 on November 7, 2009 at 6:53 pm

Lost memory, the link above has died, but I found the opening ad pages, which can be found at the link below.
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irpworks on August 29, 2007 at 9:13 pm

The Clifton was the old Palace. It was across the street from what became the Pride of the Plains Lindsey Theater. It was in a large 3 story stucture that was part of the old Hilton Hotel city block. All of the buildings are now gone. It was one of the only buildings of its size in downtown Lubbock.

seymourcox on August 29, 2007 at 12:15 pm

Recently uncovered vintage photographs reveal that the Clifton was a makeover of the old Palace Theater.

irpworks on August 29, 2007 at 3:21 am

Many Lubbock theaters shown. El Capitan; Plaza; Clifton; Lindsey; Cactus; Westerner Drive-In; Corral; Broadway; Midway; Plains Drive-In; Arnett-Benson; Arcadia.

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From the drop-down box choose: Buildings-Commercial-Movie Theaters

Search theatre and drive-in and there are other arial shots of other drive-ins, etc.

seymourcox on August 28, 2007 at 3:49 pm

Courtesy of Oklahoma Historical Society is this 1948 architectural drawing of the contemporary Clifton Theatre. To view sketch type in word “clifton”, then search,
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webfox on June 2, 2005 at 5:56 pm

I saw “RODAN the FLYING MONSTER” at the Clifton. It was a grand old movie palace that ran a lot of horror movies. Played “CREATURE from the BLACK LAGOON” in Double-interlock polaroid 3-D there.