Queen Theater

114 South Main Street,
McAllen, TX 78501

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Downtown McAllen, 1954

Built on the site of an earlier Queen Theater which opened in 1914. This new Queen Theater was opened August 16, 1940. It operated until at least 1951.

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on April 30, 2009 at 7:24 pm

The Queen is mentioned in a Boxoffice Magazine item about L.J. Mason published in the August 7, 1948, issue. It says: “Mason opened his first theatre, the Star, in 1924 at Harlingen…. He opened the Queen in McAllen a few years later with John D. Jones as his partner.”

The Queen was still in operation in 1957, when the August 10 issue said that it was being managed by Lew Bray Jr., whose father had bought the house in 1952.

Don Lewis
Don Lewis on June 15, 2010 at 2:49 pm

From 1954 a picture postcard of the Queen and Palace Theaters in McAllen.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on June 15, 2010 at 2:56 pm

Thanks Don for the great picture.

Don Lewis
Don Lewis on June 15, 2010 at 9:16 pm

Glad you like the postcard Mike. I’m just the middle man on this one. The thanks all go to Billy Holcomb.

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