Alamo Theater

426 W. Main Street,
Baytown, TX 77520

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Previously operated by: Paramount Pictures Inc.

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The Alamo Theater was opened August 28, 1937 and was part of the Paramount Pictures Inc. operated by their subsidiary Julius Gordon. The theater was actually located in Pelly into the early-1950’s. That city no longer exists as it was incorporated into Baytown around that same time frame.

The Alamo Theater was part of the Jefferson Amusement Co. and East Texas Theaters chain in 1948.

Contributed by Ken McIntyre

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on October 29, 2015 at 4:52 pm

A “Fifty Years Ago” feature in the August 28, 1987, issue of The Baytown Sun said that the Alamo Theatre opened on that date in 1937. It replaced a house called the Nu-Gulf Theatre which had burned to the ground the previous year. A similar feature in the April 7, 1987, issue of the paper had said this:

“A new movie theater will be built in Pelly to replace the Nu Gulf which was destroyed by fire last year. H.E. Brunson, local manager of the East Texas Theaters Inc. and Jefferson Amusement Co., says the theater will cost $15,000 and it will be a duplicate of the Port Theater in La Porte.”
The Alamo Theatre was located on W. Main Street in Pelly. I haven’t been able to pin down the exact location, but like the Port Theatre it was on a corner lot. No buildings fitting its description are standing in the area today, so it has probably been demolished.

jakedaniel on May 26, 2016 at 7:45 am

This theatre was located at what is now a vacant lot at 426 West Main Street in Baytown Texas although it’s address prior to consolidation of the Tri-Cities of Baytown, Goose Creek, and Pelly was Main St and 2nd Avenue in Pelly. This theater was in operation till around 1950 when it was bought by the Mormon Church and turned into a peanut butter factory which was in operation till the late 70’s-early 80’s. After that it was bought again and used for storage. At some point it was torn down and now another church owns the vacant lot.

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