La Rita Performing Arts Theatre
311 Denrock Avenue,
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La Rita Performing Arts Theatre (Official)
Architects: J. Roy Smith
Functions: Performing Arts
Styles: Spanish Colonial
Previous Names: La Rita Theatre, Dalhart Community Theatre
This ornate little gem opened February 4, 1931. The facade is yellow brick with red brick patterns as well as a wealth of glazed terra-cotta ornamentation. A large retail window on the right side appears to have been filled in during restoration, but at least they tried to match the brick and patterns. The La Rita Theatre closed as a movie theatre in 1962.
It stood empty and unused until 1989 when it became the Dalhart Community Theatre. It is now a performing arts venue.
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