Rose Theater

130 N. Main Street,
Andrews, TX 79414

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Previously operated by: Wallace Theaters

Functions: Storage

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The Rose Theater

The Rose Theater was opened on July 19, 1950 with John Lund in “My Friend Irma Goes West”. By 1957 it was operated by Wallace Theatres. Operated as a second run movie house in the 1970’s, it showed horror movies on Saturday. Wallace Theatres also operated the Mustang Drive-In Theater south of town and the Sands Drive-In. The Rose Theater was closed in mid-1970’s and all the seats were removed at that time.

Contributed by David Stoebner

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Don Lewis
Don Lewis on February 23, 2008 at 6:06 pm

A photo promoting the 1941 version of “The Black Cat” starring Bela Lugosi and Basil Rathbone. Also in the photo is Jeff Hardin. Mr. Hardin had a very successful career selling advertising for the Wallace Theater chain for many years.
This photo was probably taken in 1941 at the Rose Theater in Andrews.
The contirbutor of this posting, David Stoebner is correct about the ownership of the Rose, the Mustang Drive-In and in addtion to that the Wallace Theater in Andrews which were all owned by Wallace Blankenship.

50sSNIPES on April 30, 2023 at 4:05 pm

Actually, the “Black Cat” picture shown there was actually taken at the Wallace Theatre. The Wallace Theatre is actually the only theater in Andrews throughout World War II.

The Rose Theatre opened its doors by Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Blankenship on July 19, 1950 with “My Friend Irma Goes West” (unknown if any short subjects were added due to its grand opening advertisement being lost, but it comes along with a special ceremony announcement by Bob Nash of Lubbock radio station 950 AM KSEL [now known as KJTV-AM]).

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