Cine El Rey Theatre
311 S. 17th Street,
311 S. 17th Street,McAllen, TX 78501
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Cine El Rey made a Los Angeles Times story on President Trump’s visit to McAllen on January 10, 2019. The theatre had tweeted a picture of its marquee, describing McAllen as one of the safest cities in America. The Times story includes the marquee photo. https://lat.ms/2M35tDV
Esto se abrió el 22 de abril de 1948. Pequeño anuncio de periódico en la sección de fotos para este cine.
This opened on April 22nd, 1948. A small newspaper ad in the photo section for this cinema.
The December 3, 1938, issue of Boxoffice Magazine carried an article about the opening of the Azteca Theatre in McAllen. To be operated by Interstate Theatres, the new house had been converted from an existing building on which Interstate had taken a five year lease, and was intended to serve the Spanish-speaking population of the region. Guests at the opening included the Mexican vice-consul.
My guess would be that the Azteca Theatre was a precursor of the Cine El Rey. It is not yet listed at Cinema Treasures. No address was given in the Boxoffice article.
Here is a myspace page dedicated to the Cine El Rey: