Rose Theater

130 N. Main Street,
Andrews, TX 79414

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50sSNIPES on April 30, 2023 at 3:05 pm

Actually, the “Black Cat” picture shown there was actually taken at the Wallace Theatre. The Wallace Theatre is actually the only theater in Andrews throughout World War II.

The Rose Theatre opened its doors by Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Blankenship on July 19, 1950 with “My Friend Irma Goes West” (unknown if any short subjects were added due to its grand opening advertisement being lost, but it comes along with a special ceremony announcement by Bob Nash of Lubbock radio station 950 AM KSEL [now known as KJTV-AM]).

Don Lewis
Don Lewis on February 23, 2008 at 5:06 pm

A photo promoting the 1941 version of “The Black Cat” starring Bela Lugosi and Basil Rathbone. Also in the photo is Jeff Hardin. Mr. Hardin had a very successful career selling advertising for the Wallace Theater chain for many years.
This photo was probably taken in 1941 at the Rose Theater in Andrews.
The contirbutor of this posting, David Stoebner is correct about the ownership of the Rose, the Mustang Drive-In and in addtion to that the Wallace Theater in Andrews which were all owned by Wallace Blankenship.