Derrick Theater

Hobbs, NM

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The Derrick was the second motion picture theater built in Hobbs. It was built by Mrs. G.T. Scales of Lubbock and opened for business July, 18th, 1930. It opened with a silent film, Sir Rider Haggard’s “Sha”. A live stage show, Jazz Jubilee Frolic, was offered as an added attraction. Admission was 15 and 40 cents.

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Don Lewis
Don Lewis on November 9, 2005 at 7:41 pm

With thanks to the Hobbs public library for information on the Derrick.


Ken Roe
Ken Roe on November 10, 2005 at 2:38 am

The Derrick Theater is also listed as ‘closed’ in the 1941 and 1943 editions of F.D.Y.

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