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“Old Town Theater”
Review of Texas Theatre

Texas Theatre
Ranked #1 of 3 Fun & Games in Seguin
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

The theater is beautiful, recently renovated...great local productions ...easy to get to, close to everything downtown Seguin.

Thank Kevin M
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

Welcome, Sweethearts of Country Music....Dotsy, the Hometown Girl and Jim Ed Brown of the Grand Ol' Opry....music spanning 60 yrs and generations....Live under the Stars in the Texas Theater!!! Theater has been transformed to provide Live Productions and venue for Sharing Special Celebrations. Beautiful, Historical and Romantic!!!

2  Thank Patrice C
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Reviewed April 7, 2013

Sometimes there's a few stories.

This little gem of a theater opened in 1931, during the town's oil boom. It was built by an oil-patch lawyer hoping to distract his spoiled son, whose misadventures with his airplane were alarming his mother. As a distraction, the Hollywood glamor failed, but no matter. Alvin Mueller Jr went on to become a much decorated World War II hero flying in the Pacific.

The building's most fun feature is a vintage marquee tower reading ‘TEXAS’ with a flashing lone star on top, surrounded by hundreds of chasing bulbs. It's a fine survivor from a type of commercial signage soon displaced by neon. The brickwork facade is an exuberant mix, part Art Moderne, part Aztec or 'zig-zag' style, part Spanish Colonial. The gorgeous interior has a star-studded azure sky; lamps with mica shades line the walls.

The home-town architect, Marvin Eickenroht, did post-graduate studies at M.I.T. Several of his other fine buildings still grace the town's streets. In the Great Depression, work dried up for architects, so Eickenroht became Texas head of H.A.B.S. (the Historical American Buildings Survey) and helped preserve records of hundreds of significant properties.

The Texas Theatre has been lovingly restored and boasts good acoustics. Try to attend one of the theatrical or musical shows presented almost every weekend. Or, if any of the volunteers are there when you knock, you'll be given a fascinating tour.

1  Thank Wilton W
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