Lincoln Theater

302 E. 6th Street,
Austin, TX 78701

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Functions: Bar, Live Music Venue, Restaurant

Previous Names: Dixie-Dale Theater

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The Dixie-Dale Theater is the first known movie house in Austin opened specifically for the African-American community. Joseph Trammell opened this theater in 1920, prior to July 28. In 1922 the house was sold to C W A MacCormack, and was renamed Lincoln Theater. A.C. Lawson was the manager. March 22, 1923, saw owner MacCormack, who also owned the Crescent Theatre, acquitted of violating the Texas Sunday Blue Law. June 13, 1924 the Lincoln Theatre was damaged by fire. The Lincoln Theatre probably closed by 1929, although Film Daily Yearbook lists it as late as 1933.

In 2020 the building is in use as a bar named Wild Greg’s Saloon.

Sources: Historic Movie Houses of Austin, The Austin American Statesman, Film Daily Yearbook

Contributed by David Andrews
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