Mission Theatre

409 Denrock Avenue,
Dalhart, TX 79022

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Functions: Church

Styles: Mission Revival

Previous Names: Mission Twins

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Mission Twins Theater - Dalhart TX January 2011

The Mission Theatre on Denrock Avenue at 4th Street in Dalhart was opened on January 24, 1921 with George Loane Tucker in “The Miracle Man”. As the name implies, the theatre was designed in Mission Revival style. It was built as a movie theatre with stage facilities. Converted into a twin, the Mission Theatre still screened movies until around 2010.

In 2011, the interior was gutted and de-twinned to convert into a church.

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Recent comments (view all 8 comments)

teecee on September 2, 2005 at 1:51 am

According to this man, he saw his first movie at the Mission in 1936:
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That movie, “The Plow that Broke the Plains”, was a 30 minute propaganda film promoting the New Deal’s agricultural reforms. Filmed in Dalhart and featuring a local farmer, the movie premiered at the Mission Theater.

Don Lewis
Don Lewis on January 5, 2010 at 7:36 pm

A partial view of the Mission Theater in Dalhart on a 1940s postcard.

Don Lewis
Don Lewis on June 13, 2010 at 7:47 pm

From the mid 1950s an almost identical photo postcard view of the Mission Theater in Dalhart as the one above.

RoadsideArchitecture.com on September 14, 2011 at 6:23 pm

The interior was being gutted for a church when I took this photo in April 2011.

dfd303 on March 23, 2012 at 7:37 pm

The chuch did a first class remodel. The structure should last another 100 years. They removed the twin partions and took it down to the walls. They also opened up the original stage area. The chuch installed a digital movie projecter and surround sound. They plan to show movies on a schedule to be determined. Sounds like a win for venue that was on its way out.

tomorrow on December 6, 2012 at 2:15 pm

i would like to see interior pictures of the mission twin and and larita (prior to air conditioning) if anyone has such. thanks

50sSNIPES on October 15, 2023 at 6:29 am

The Mission Theatre opened its doors on January 24, 1921 with George Loane Tucker in “The Miracle Man”. It was twinned on April 16, 1972.

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