Broadway Theater

5121 Broadway Avenue J,
Galveston, TX 77551

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Previously operated by: Interstate Theatres Inc. & Texas Consolidated Theaters Inc.

Styles: Art Deco

Previous Names: Broadway Adult Theater

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Broadway...Galveston Texas

The Broadway Theater was opened as a first run neighborhood theater on February 14, 1947 with Cary Grant in “Notorious”. It later became quite run down and had fallen to showing XXX rated films from early-1977 to July 1986. It then became a second-run dollar house. It was closed on April 12, 1998.

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Recent comments (view all 10 comments)

rogerscorpion on August 1, 2006 at 10:33 pm

Well—someone needs to do something with it. Galveston could use a showplace.

williamburge on September 10, 2006 at 9:17 am

Here is a painting of the old broadway go to View link

kencmcintyre on October 31, 2006 at 3:49 pm

Here is a 1968 newspaper article from better times:

After an extremely successful summer Interstate Theaters in
Galveston, The State and The Broadway, are planning bigger
and better fall and winter seasons.

Both the State Theater downtown and the Broadway Theater, 5121 Broadway, offer top entertainment. John Browning, Interstate manager in Galveston has announced that in the planning of bringing excellent motion pictures to Galveston, several films have already been booked and can be expected on the local screens soon.

Both the State and Broadway are healthfully air conditioned
and modern snack bars in both theaters are for your added
pleasure. So now is the time to save and take advantage of Interstate’s money saving offer on books and discount cards.

Don Lewis
Don Lewis on March 3, 2008 at 8:27 pm

A 1982 photograph of the Broadway Theater in Galveston.

kencmcintyre on May 17, 2009 at 11:31 pm

Here is a July 1977 ad from the Galveston Daily News:

kencmcintyre on October 24, 2009 at 6:14 pm

The correct address is 5121 Broadway Avenue J. The theater has been razed and replaced by a Sonic Drive-In. You can correlate the Google maps photo and the second 1984 photo by the placement of the Aramco Blinds sign on Broadway.

Luis Vazquez
Luis Vazquez on December 5, 2009 at 5:53 pm

I was just in Galveston and, yes, this theater is no longer there. The status should be changed to “Demolished”

Don Lewis
Don Lewis on January 29, 2012 at 10:42 pm

From 1968 a view of the Broadway Theater in Galveston.

rivest266 on November 25, 2020 at 4:30 pm

Grand opening ad posted.

50sSNIPES on April 29, 2023 at 12:14 pm

In mid-July 1986, the Broadway Theater became a second-run dollar-house after a nearly decade-stunt as an X-rated theater under the name “Broadway Adult Cinema” which began screening X rated films in early 1977.

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