Hill Theater

4332 West Jefferson Street,
Dallas, TX 75211

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Previous Names: Strand Theater

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Hill Theater

The Strand Theater was opened in 1941 in the community of Cockrell Hill near Duncanville Road. It was one of several theaters owned by Gene Autry and in 1946 it reopened as the Hill Theater in typical Hollywood fashion with spot lights, an appearance by Gene and a crowd of 2,000 people in attendance.

A group of seven policemen and eight firemen were on hand for crowd control on the theater’s opening night.

Contributed by Billy Holcomb / Billy Smith / Don Lewis

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Don Lewis
Don Lewis on February 1, 2009 at 7:52 pm

An image from the early 1940s of Gene Autry along with a lot of young fans at the Hill Theater in Cockrell Hill.

Don Lewis
Don Lewis on February 1, 2009 at 8:13 pm

A 1950s movie poster ad from the Hill Theater promoting Gene Autry in “Riders of the Whistling Pines”.

Don Lewis
Don Lewis on February 2, 2009 at 2:24 pm

A 1940s movie ad for the Hill Theater in Cockrell Hill.

Bob Johnston
Bob Johnston on February 19, 2010 at 1:47 pm

More Info:
•Opened in 1941 as The Strand
•Located on W. Jefferson & Duncanville Road in Cockrell Hill
•1946 renamed Hill and owned by Gene Autry Enterprises.
•750 seats

Driveintheatre2001 on August 2, 2011 at 2:48 pm

If my memory serves me correctly, this Theatre & the shopping strip it was in, burned down. All was lost.. This was a few years ago… Nothing of the Theatre or shopping remains. As seen in the street view above. To see where the Theatre once sat, you’ll need to rotate about 180 degrees… RAC Photography

rivest266 on October 23, 2013 at 2:32 pm

July 10th, 1946 grand opening uploaded in the photo section for this cinema.

Bob Johnston
Bob Johnston on October 23, 2013 at 2:47 pm

I believe before it burned, it was an auto-repair shop for a number of years.

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