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The Texas Theatre

231 W Jefferson Blvd, Dallas, TX 75208-4510
+1 214-948-1546
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Vintage at it's best

So glad the Texas Theatre still exists. Step in and step back in time. Always a unique movie... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
alyson w
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Dallas, Texas
Pretty cool place

I went here for an event. I read it was restored and it was restored to its retro splendor. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
meredithm272
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Richardson, Texas
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The Historic Texas Theatre opened in 1931 by eccentric billionaire Howard Hughes as a Robb Rowley Theater and became infamous in 1963 as the place Lee Harvey Oswald was arrested. In 2011 it was reopened by Aviation Cinemas formed by Barak Epstein, Adam Donaghey, Eric Steele and Jason Reimer. It is open 7 days a week playing the new release independent as well as classic repertory films. "The Texas" has also put on staged events, comedians and live music. The beautiful restored bar is open every day of the week.
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231 W Jefferson Blvd, Dallas, TX 75208-4510
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Reviewed 5 days ago

So glad the Texas Theatre still exists. Step in and step back in time. Always a unique movie lineup, which is as it should be. One screen and it's big. Theatre constructed of solid concrete to make it fireproof (good to know!). Bar in the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I went here for an event. I read it was restored and it was restored to its retro splendor. The outside was not very welcoming without someone standing in the booth. The theater was nice and clean. The concession stand had fresh popcorn and snacks....More

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Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

This was an awesome experience to travel through history. Our guide Mary Katherine was a delight and gave us a tour which covered the entire history of this iconic landmark. From the projection booth to the seat where Oswald was captured, she covered it all....More

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Reviewed 26 January 2018

I have been to Texas theatre a few times. I has had some renovation but still has the old theatre look. Lots of different events come here with something for everyone. Parking is mostly on the street and meters are done after 4pm. Theatre was...More

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Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

Paid visit due to historical interest. Nearby at Top Ten records, also on Jefferson Blvd is the phone used by Dallas police to ask for back up prior to LHO apprehension.

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Reviewed 9 May 2017

I didn't get to visit the 6th floor museum when I visited Dealey Plaza yesterday afternoon, but I was astonished to learn that the Texas theatre was fewer than ten minutes from my hotel and is hard by i35, so I popped over there this...More

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Reviewed 13 April 2017

For those interested in Lee Harvey Oswald and the JFK assassination, this is a quick stop that helps you see firsthand the place where Oswald was captured by the Dallas PD shortly after JFK was shot. The theater still hosts films and events, so it's...More

1  Thank LowMaintenanceCouple
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Reviewed 8 October 2016

I actually really enjoyed visiting this little theatre. It's a bit of a throwback to the Sixties and unashamedely so! The association with JFK assasin Lee Harvey Oswald is well known as this was the place he was taken into custody. Don't expect mod cons...More

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Reviewed 21 September 2016

This isn't your average movie theatre. Established in 1931 it has a rich history in Oak Cliff. It has great sound but not updated seats or cup holders. You can catch films here not in other local theaters or you can show up and just...More

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Reviewed 17 September 2016

Our youngest daughter introduced us to Bishop Arts District, while eating at one of the many rest., we discussed " going by the theatre where Lee Harvey Oswald was captured". The assasination of JFK was the 9-11 of our era. We had thoughts of going...More

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