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Private tour

I contacted the theatre in advance and was able to arrange a private tour with Mary Katherine. It... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Mr_Me_123
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Manchester, United Kingdom
Neat to see

Did not get a chance to go in as it still a working theatre. The history is amazing. It’s up to... read more

Reviewed August 15, 2018
Amy R
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Houston, 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...more
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I contacted the theatre in advance and was able to arrange a private tour with Mary Katherine. It was fantastic. I felt a bit morbid asking for a private tour, but it was really enjoyable. We covered the events of 22nd November 1963, but also...More

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Reviewed August 16, 2018 via mobile

Poor sound system seems to necessitate turning audio up LOUD. Theater is overdue for basic maintenance. Surprised city inspectors haven’t closed it. Inventive programs are a rarity.

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Reviewed August 15, 2018

Did not get a chance to go in as it still a working theatre. The history is amazing. It’s up to you to figure out the truth. No one disagrees that he probably snuck in, but some claim that he was there at the beginning...More

1  Thank Amy R
Reviewed June 18, 2018

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 June 11, 2018

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

1  Thank meredithm272
Reviewed February 18, 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

Thank Jay H
Reviewed January 25, 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

1  Thank slash45
Reviewed November 4, 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 May 8, 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 April 13, 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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