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The Texas Theatre

231 W Jefferson Blvd, Dallas, TX 75208-4510
+1 214-948-1546
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Looking much the same as in 1963

Paid visit due to historical interest. Nearby at Top Ten records, also on Jefferson Blvd is the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
KKT2604
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Sydney, Australia
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like being on a film set

I didn't get to visit the 6th floor museum when I visited Dealey Plaza yesterday afternoon, but I... read more

Reviewed 8 May 2017
Liege-Bastogne-Liege
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London
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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 2 weeks ago 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.

Thank KKT2604
Reviewed 8 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

Thank Liege-Bastogne-Liege
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

Thank LowMaintenanceCouple
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

1  Thank teebee1984
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

Thank Williamsland
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

Thank GalapogasJim
Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

The Texas Theater is hands down my favorite place to watch movies in Dallas. From documentaries to cult films, silent pictures and everything in between, they're always showing films that pique my interests. They also do themed events post-movie from time to time on the...More

Thank Sammiches
Reviewed 6 June 2016

I've been here many, many times. The cocktails and the atmosphere are fantastics, and they have a great selection of indie and foreign films that they place. Great place to hang out even if you're not catching a film.

Thank Adam S
Reviewed 30 December 2015

I wanted to take my Kids to see the New Star Wars Movie and saw that it was playing at the Texas Theater and Thought Historic Movie in a historic Theater how cool would that be. It was even better than I thought. When you...More

Thank Roger J
Reviewed 26 October 2015

Want your movie with a bit of history? Big screen and old fashioned seats are perfect for a vintage film.

1  Thank silvermoon55
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