Lamar Theatre

611 S. Oak Street,
La Marque, TX 77568

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Functions: Church

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The Lamar Theatre was opened in 1940 and closed in 1957. It became a chuch in November 1958, and at last knowledge, the Lamar Theatre was the Full Gospel Tabernacle Church.

Contributed by Ken McIntyre

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davewarwick on November 10, 2008 at 2:06 pm

I grew up in La Marque and my dad had a used car business just a few blocks from the Lamar Theater. The memories I have of the Lamar was the price (9 cents for kids and 25 cents for adults). I remember seeing the Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis comedies (Scared Stiff comes to mind) there as well as Abbott and Costello. They also ran serials there on Saturday morning. Stuff like “Superman”.

Another thing is that they has an upstairs balcony for “colored”

How times have changed! Dave Warwick

krhuf0634 on October 3, 2015 at 10:46 pm

Long time between comments. I ran the projectors at the Lamar Theatre in the mid 50s. Got a job with Monsanto thru the theatre manager, and, best of all, I met my wife who sold tickets there.

The owner also had a drive-in theatre nearby, but I cannot remember the name.
Ken Hufstetler

jeffbarber88888 on April 11, 2017 at 11:30 am

I don’t think 1100 Delmar is the correct address for the old Lamar Theatre movie theater. That is the address of the old (now closed) Lamar Elementary School and the picture seems to be of the school auditorium.

I remember going to movies like “Gunfight at the O.K. Coral” at the Lamar in the 1950s. It was indeed segregated then. I remember its location as over by the railroad tracks, perhaps on Oak St.

Jeff Barber

Texasguy on August 27, 2021 at 5:22 am

Moran & Lola McDaniel opened the Lamar Theatre on S. Oak Street in 1940. In 1949 they opened the Bayou Drive-In.

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