Lindsey Theatre

1019 Main Street,
Lubbock, TX 79401

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Architects: Jack M. Corgan, William J. Moore Jr.

Styles: Streamline Moderne

Previous Names: New Lindsey Theatre

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Lindsey TheaterĀ© Lubbock TX  Don Lewis / Billy Smith

The New Lindsey Theatre was opened in 1940. By 1950 it had been renamed Lindsey Theatre, and it was still open in 1957. The building was standing closed in 1990.

Lubbock did an outstanding job of leveling the Lindsey Theatre and replacing it with a parking lot. It was an elegant theatre featuring a corner entrance, a semi-circular marquee with the Lindsey lettering on opposite sides of the marquee and a huge decorative column over the marquee.

Contributed by Don Lewis

Recent comments (view all 22 comments)

irpworks on August 29, 2007 at 8:01 pm

another good pic, interior full of people, is in this collection:

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search “Lindsey”

irpworks on July 20, 2008 at 10:05 am

New story in the Lubbock paper on old Lubbock theaters:

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Don Lewis
Don Lewis on July 20, 2008 at 3:02 pm

Thanks for the posting the above link Robert!


Don Lewis
Don Lewis on March 29, 2009 at 10:55 am

The life and death of the Lindsey Theater in these six images [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] and nothing remainins except a parking lot…

Robert Verkler
Robert Verkler on March 30, 2012 at 11:43 am

Was trained to be a projectionist at the Lindsey as were all projectionist. My first gig was at the State. All new projectionist usually started at the State. The first movie I showed was Kelly’s Heros. Moved on to work the Village and Arnett Benson. Those were some good times and a great job for a high school kid.

Robert Verkler
Robert Verkler on March 30, 2012 at 12:45 pm

Don, Lubbock was home from 1966 until 1973. Been in Fort Worth since then. Went to Coranado High, Class of ‘72. I really wished I had saved some stuff. I may still have my Video Independent Theater ID card somewhere. While in HS I wasn’t thinking those things would have meant anything to anyone but wished I would have taken pics. I can still see the layout of the theaters and projectionist booths in my head. :–)

purpleplay on April 13, 2012 at 10:15 am

Someone referred to the Lubbock newspaper article about the old theaters in Lubbock. Unfortunately, there seem to be several errors in the story. I don’t think the research was as careful as it should have been. It’s sad that mistakes got printed in that story.

purpleplay on April 17, 2012 at 1:48 pm

The Lindsey family originally owned the Palace, the Lindsey, and others (including the State). When they remodeled the Palace and renamed it the Clifton, they were naming it after their son Clifton Lindsey! Interestingly, (to me anyway), their tombstones in the City of Lubbock Cemetery have their names written in cursive, their signatures! (Clifton and his parents)

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on June 29, 2016 at 8:28 pm

This house opened in 1940 as the New Lindsey Theatre. An earlier Lindsey Theatre had opened in 1917.

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