Criterion Theatre

327 S. Main Street,
Follett, TX 79304

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Criterion Theatre

The Criterion Theatre was opened prior to 1931. It was listed as (Closed) in the 1936 edition of Film Daily Yearbook, but had reopened by 1937. Still open in 1938, it had been joined by the 300-sear Follett Theatre, which continued to operate as the only theatre in town until at least 1957.

It could be the Criterion Theatre was renamed Follett Theatre?

Contributed by Don Lewis / Billy Smith

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DavidZornig on September 25, 2019 at 8:39 pm

I just posted a 1930s photo of the Criterion Theatre. The 3 color photos previously posted by Don Lewis/Billy Smith, are of a different building across the street, and not the Criterion. The 2008 street view confirms that the photo I posted is indeed the correct, even numbered side of the street. Seven of the original buildings, including the Criterion Theatre building with it’s rectangular stonework above the entrance, remain intact. The Criterion Theatre is directly across the street from the vacant lot next door to Follett Food Market. So the Criterion Theatre would have an even number address, not an odd number. (Unfortunately the 2008 street view is too blurry to get a correct address for the Criterion.) It is possible that the above mentioned Follett Theatre in the Overview, is the building that Don Lewis/Billy Smith believed was the Criterion. So the Follett Theatre should have it’s own CT page, using those 3 photos, which should be deleted from the Criterion’s page to avoid confusion.

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