This is one of the best small-town movie theaters in the state, the sort of place that was celebrated in Larry McMurtry's Texas-based novel The Last Picture Show (1966). The real showpiece of the design is the ornate porch that extends out over the sidewalk, luring patrons toward the centrally placed ticket booth that is on axis with the original vertical marquee sign. At the top of each pier of the porch sits a tiny Alamo motif. The theater was repaired following a fire in 1940.
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