Yale Theater

111 S. Caddo Street,
Cleburne, TX 76031

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Functions: Fraternal Hall

Styles: Pueblo Moderne

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Yale Theater... Cleburne Texas

The Yale Theater was opened prior to 1916. It is a rather large theatre with stage-house, and the Yale Theater looks as if perhaps it started out as a vaudeville house. Smart tapestry brick formed a Pueblo Moderne facade, and the interior continued this theme.

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Recent comments (view all 7 comments)

seymourcox on September 2, 2007 at 12:33 pm

If you would like to look at sharp interior & exterior 1936, 1941, & 1950 photos then type in word “cleburne”,
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You will also see other Cleburne theatres – Chief Drive-In, Esquire, & Palace.

brettc513 on February 9, 2010 at 3:36 pm

This theater was owned and operated by my Great Grandfather Amiel Frederick Chavey back in the 1920’s.

CSWalczak on November 1, 2010 at 8:40 pm

There are two pictures of the Yale accompanying this article; thet can be enlarged by clicking on them: View link

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on February 23, 2013 at 10:05 am

This encomium for the Yale Theatre in Cleburne was published in the January, 1921, issue of The Texas Railway Journal:

“The Yale is the ‘Home of Refined Music,’ cool, well ventilated and show the latest moving pictures, and you will enjoy going here for a few moments of amusement and recreation when down town and have the time to spare. A good movie is helpful, restful and enjoyable most any day in the week, and few people there are who absent themselves all the time from the movies. So when you do go, see the Yale, and the genial manager, A. F. Chavey, will appreciate your coming.”

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on February 23, 2013 at 12:12 pm

The Yale Theatre was mentioned in the June 3, 1916, issue of The Moving Picture World, along with a house called the Majestic. The item said that J. F. Green, of the Yale and Majestic Theatres, had paid a visit to the film exchanges in Dallas the week of May 8-13.

Jake Bottero
Jake Bottero on January 29, 2022 at 9:09 pm

Currently a Mason Lodge.

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