Queen Theater

2107 Market Street,
Galveston, TX 77550

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Previously operated by: Interstate Theatres Inc. & Texas Consolidated Theaters Inc.

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Queen Theater

The Queen Theater opened September 15, 1912 with 1,000-seats. It opened with vaudeville on the stage and movies presented on the Queenoscope. It was closed September 11, 1952.

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kencmcintyre on September 22, 2008 at 9:28 pm

In December 1952, Galveston Theaters, Inc. sold the Queen for $55,000 to E. Philip Lyon, of Los Angeles. Mr. Lyon stated that the Queen would undergo extensive renovations once the sale was completed. This was reported in the December 16, 1952 edition of the Galveston Daily News.

kencmcintyre on September 18, 2009 at 6:56 pm

Here is a September 1928 article from the Galveston Daily News:

The “sound” motion picture craze ushered in locally several months ago with Al Jolson in “The Jazz Singer,” and followed at infrequent intervals by “Tenderloin,” “Lion and the Mouse”, "Glorious Betsy,” “Warming Up”, “State Street Sadie,” “Women They Talk About” and “Caught in the Fog,” has now come to be a rather consistent policy at the Queen Theater, first theater to introduce Vitaphone and Movietone, stated Mr. Sowar, local manager.

This is gleaned from announcement just made of pictures booked for the opening of the fall season. Styled as “The Big Six” by the management, for three successive weeks and with two pictures a week every picture shown will be of the sight and sound variety. By placing six of the best pictures in these three weeks throughout their circuit, the booking offices of Publix Theaters Corporation, local owners of the Queen, feel that they will give the theater-going public a true picture of the type of productions they may expect for the coming fall and winter season.

Starting next Saturday Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer will introduce their first picture In “sound,” “Excess Baggage,” with likeable, lovable William Haines In the leading role. The musical synchronization for this picture was prepared by the 125-piece Capitol Theater Orchestra, New York.

JohnnyC. on April 12, 2015 at 4:19 pm

Formal opening was September 15, 1912 per an article in the NY Clipper

DavidZornig on May 9, 2019 at 1:15 pm

1926 photo added via Oliver M. Black.

50sSNIPES on April 30, 2023 at 12:15 pm

Last operated by Interstate Theatres.

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