Falls Theater

357 Live Oak Street,
Marlin, TX 76661

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The Falls Theater was operating from at least 1950 through 1955.

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MichaelKilgore on December 22, 2022 at 5:38 pm

Motion Picture Exhibitor, May 27, 1955: “Homer Walters has announced that CinemaScope has been installed in his Falls, Marlin, Tex.”

MichaelKilgore on December 22, 2022 at 7:43 pm

Perhaps the Falls was opened in 1927 as the Ritz? The street matches.

Variety, Dec. 14, 1927: “The new Ritz, Marlin, Tex., was opened by Lee Oakes.”

Film Daily, Dec. 20, 1927: “Marlin. Tex. — Dean & Oakes have opened the Ritz on Live Oak St. This gives the town three houses.”

Then maybe it changed to the Rex? The 1930 Film Daily Year Book listed the Rex and the Palace as the only two Marlin theaters that were wired for sound.

Motion Picture News, Jan. 11, 1930: “Kipp sound equipment has been installed at the … Rex, Marlin, Tex.”

The 1933 Film Daily Year Book listed three theaters in Marlin: the Palace, the Strand, and the Lyric (capacity 350). Was that yet another renaming? I don’t know, but at least I have a place to dump most of my Marlin notes. :)

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