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The Texas Theatre: Tours & Tickets

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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
231 W Jefferson Blvd, Dallas, TX 75208-4510
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Reviewed 17 September 2019

The Texas Theatre is a very good place to see new releases as well as independent films! The bar is wonderful and you truly are stepping back in time when you walk in the door!

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 19 March 2019

great place to see live shows and first run movies, i like the idea of the lobby bar to enjoy a drink before and after the movie

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 26 December 2018

This past holiday weekend, my family and I got tickets to see Potted Potter (a Harry Potter parody show) at the Texas Theatre! It was my first time visiting. The show was great, and I loved the theater itself. It's been renovated but without removing...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 19 September 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Mr_Me_123
Reviewed 16 August 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.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Professor75206
Reviewed 15 August 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

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Amy R
Reviewed 18 June 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

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 11 June 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

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank mmmartin70TX
Reviewed 18 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

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank Jay H
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

Date of experience: January 2018
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