Posts in Category: cinemas

Casa Linda Theater, Dallas, Texas

Casa Linda Theater, Dallas, Texas

The Casa Linda Theater, Dallas, Texas. Once part of the McClendon chain of indoor and drive-in movie theaters, it has been closed since 1999 and it is unlikely that it will ever show movies again.

Update 12/24/10:  The theater is now scheduled to become a grocery store.  Colorado based Natural Grocers has leased the space and is expected to open in April of 2011.

Main St. Theater in Nacogdoches, TX

Main St. Theater, Nacogdoches, TX.Here is another of these closed cinemas, this one in Nacogdoches, Texas. It is for lease and next door to a thrift shop.  link to image

The Tyler Theater

Tyler Theater, Tyler, TX.
I have been photographing old movie theaters. My interest in them comes from Saturday mornings in downtown Youngstown, Ohio, and the 400-500 seat, single screen neighborhood theaters that are mostly gone in Dallas. (The Esquire, Delman, Wilshire, Granada, etc) The theater in this image is in Tyler, Texas, just off the square. It exists as only the facade, the interior is gone. link to image