Lincoln Theater

5414 Bexar Street,
Dallas, TX 75215

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Lincoln Theatre - (South) Dallas Tx Demolished

I couldn’t find much on the Lincoln Theater. It was opened in early-1947, and was patronized solely by African Americans at that time. As of 2004 the building was still standing vacant. It had been demolished by early 2010.

Any further information on the Lincoln Theater would be appreciated.

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on June 14, 2009 at 7:31 am

The November 30, 1946, issue of Boxoffice Magazine ran an item about the Lincoln Theatre, headlined “New Dallas Negro Theatre To Open Early in 1947.” The item said the new house was to have about 500 seats.

drivein2001 on February 7, 2010 at 8:49 pm

Going by this area today (2-6-10), this Theatre has been demolished, making another old Theatre just a Memory..
Randy A. Carlisle
Historical Photographer
Dallas (Waxahachie) Texas

Driveintheatre2001 on August 2, 2011 at 11:12 pm

Here’s another photo to share with you all.. From March 4 2007 .. .. RAC Photography

Driveintheatre2001 on March 3, 2014 at 4:17 am

Just downloaded the photo above of the Lincoln Theatre & its neighboring building.. Sad, it is no longer standing.. Randy Randy A Carlisle – Historical Photographer

agrocraig on August 12, 2014 at 5:06 pm

historic photo from this theater:

“S.R. Tankersley of the Negro Moving Picture Machine Operators Union, Local 249-A, pickets in front of the Lincoln Theater”

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“S. R. Tankersley, with the Negro Moving Picture Machine Operators Union, protesting in front of the Lincoln Theater at 5414 Bexar Street. The theater was patronized solely by blacks but employed a white projectionist. Owners of the theater sued and won an injunction against the union to prevent them from using the word "Negro” on the pickets. December 1949"

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