Texas Theater

217 N. Main Street,
Shamrock, TX 79079

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Architects: J.C. Beery

Functions: Movies (First Run)

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 806.256.1212

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Texas Theater

The 704-seat Texas Theater was built in 1940 at a cost of $30,000. It opened August 22, 1940 with Mickey Rooney in “Andy Hardy Meets the Debutante”. At one time there were over 40 movie theaters in the state of Texas which had the ‘Texas’ name, today this Texas Theater is the sole survivor operating as a movie theater.

Movies are screened Friday’s at 8:00pm, Saturday’s at 8:00pm and Sunday’s at 2:00pm & 8:00pm.

Contributed by Lost Memory

Recent comments (view all 11 comments)

Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on July 3, 2007 at 10:05 pm

See my comment under the Liberty. Nothing to do with either theatre, but if your ever on Interstate 40 going by Shamrock by all means get off and see the beautifully restored CONOCO Gas Station and Diner (now the Chamber of Comerce) restored to all it’s Art Deco glory. It’s located south of the Interstate at the Northeast corner of N Main St/Route 83 and Old Route 66/E 12th St/Tx 556 Spur. Looks great at night too with all the restored neon lite! To see a photo go to the first comment and click on Lost Memory’s “This” then click on the small photo to the right of the Texas Theatre.

“Ladies And Gentlemen, THIS IS CINERAMA” Lowell Thomas

kencmcintyre on July 3, 2007 at 10:11 pm

The Conoco station is also featured in the animated film “Cars”.

richardg on September 13, 2010 at 1:02 am

The Texas is now open only Friday through Sunday. Admission is $5.00 and real butter tops the popcorn. The Sunday night I attended
there were about 20 moviegoers. The Texas does not have a balcony.

Georgann on June 19, 2011 at 1:03 pm

The Texas Theater in Shamrock, Texas, is a one-screen theater with 315 seats. It operates on weekends and the web site for it is: texastheater.info. The building was originally constructed in 1930 for $30,000. The grand opening was held late August 1930.

Texas2step on May 31, 2017 at 7:16 pm

This one actually opened on August 22, 1940. The architect was J. C. Beery of Amarillo. The feature film was “Andy Hardy Meets Debutante”.

Texas2step on May 31, 2017 at 8:29 pm

This theatre was damaged by a fire on April 1, 1956. The theatre was rebuilt and opened again on August 30, 1956.

robboehm on March 16, 2019 at 10:02 pm

One of only 16 open “Texas” theaters of the 81 on Cinema Treasures.

MichaelKilgore on June 14, 2020 at 9:39 pm

Motion Picture Exhibitor, July 20, 1966: “(J. S. Worley’s) remodeling of the Texas has been completed and the reopening held on July 1, followed by an open house on July 3 and the formal opening on Independence Day.”

Trolleyguy on June 15, 2020 at 9:49 am

The website link has been hijacked. The theater’s Facebook page says a soft reopening is scheduled for July 10.

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