Crim Theatre

112 S. Kilgore Street,
Kilgore, TX 75662

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Previously operated by: Paramount Pictures Inc.

Architects: Leon C. Kyburz

Styles: Streamline Moderne

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Crim Theatre

The Crim Theatre was built in 1938 and opened on June 21, 1939 with Cary Grant in “Only Angels Have Wings”. It was built by East Texas Theatres Inc. to be the finest and most modern theatre in Texas and it lived up to that goal. It was operated by Paramount Pictures Inc. through their subsidiary Julius Gordon.

It was closed in the mid-1960’s and the Crim name was transferred to the Texan Theatre which operated until 1972. In 2015 the neon has been restored on the fa├žade of the Crim Theatre building and is illuminated at night. The building however, sits vacant.

Contributed by Lost Memory, Bryan Krefft

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kencmcintyre on March 18, 2007 at 3:10 pm

Here is a 1980 photo by Michael Putnam:

kencmcintyre on June 6, 2008 at 11:08 am

Here is a June 2007 photo from wikipedia:

Don Lewis
Don Lewis on April 12, 2009 at 9:09 pm

A view from 1938 during Kilgore’s oil boom days of the Crim Theater with oil well derricks directly behind the building.

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