Wallace Theater

202 N. Main Street,
Andrews, TX 79714

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Previously operated by: Wallace Theaters

Architects: Harvey C. Allen, Howard C. Allen

Firms: Allen & Allen

Styles: Streamline Moderne

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Wallace Theater...Andrews Texas

The Wallace Theater was opened on May 20, 1937 with James Dunn in “Venus Makes Trouble”. It was listed as (Closed) in the 1941 & 1943 editions of Film Daily Yearbook. It had been re-opened by 1950 and was still open in 1957. ] The Wallace Theater, the Mustang Drive-In, Sands Drive-In and the Rose Theatre in Andrews were all owned by Wallace Blankenship.

Contributed by Don Lewis

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Don Lewis
Don Lewis on February 24, 2008 at 10:15 pm

An early 1946 photo of the Wallace Theater in Andrews showing “The Big Sleep” starring Humphrey Bogart.

Don Lewis
Don Lewis on February 25, 2008 at 10:52 pm

A late 1946 photo probably in December of the Wallace in Andrews. The “The Yearling” was showing with Gregory Peck. A new business the Texas Electric Service company had been joined to the Wallace building and the Corner Drug Store had done some updating.

Don Lewis
Don Lewis on March 1, 2008 at 7:58 pm

An August 1955 photo taken inside the projection booth of the Wallace Theater.

TLSLOEWS on February 11, 2011 at 10:17 pm

Great 1955 booth photo Don.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on February 15, 2011 at 8:07 pm

The Smell Of Carbons,The Dirty Hands.

AndyCallahanMajorMajor on February 15, 2011 at 8:55 pm

This one was at 202 N. Main. The theater’s gone, but the old drug store next door is still standing.

AndyCallahanMajorMajor on February 15, 2011 at 11:20 pm

The angled front door is what gives it away.

50sSNIPES on April 30, 2023 at 3:50 pm

Opened on May 20, 1937 with “Venus Makes Trouble” (unknown if short subjects were added).

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