Melrose Theatre

1126 Speight Avenue,
Waco, TX 76706

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The Melrose Theatre was opened September 24, 1946. It was closed in July 1956. It was reopened under new operators October 3, 1957 and finally closed late-May-1958.

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driveinnut on September 13, 2014 at 7:41 pm

The Waco News Tribune shows that this theatre was open in 1948.Does anyone have a photo of it?

dallasmovietheaters on June 19, 2015 at 2:49 pm

The Melrose Theatre in south Waco held its grand opening on September 24, 1946 launching with the film, “Bad Bascomb.” Working on a ten-year lease, the theater closed in July of 1956. W.S. (Bill) McLemore re-opened the theater October 3, 1957 with the film “Bernadine.” The theater appears to go dark at the end of May 1958 as there are no further advertisements or bookings.

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