18 E. Price Street,
1 person favorited this theater
Previously operated by: Interstate Theatres Inc. & Texas Consolidated Theaters Inc.
The Dixie Theater was opened in July 1937 by the Interstate Theatres Inc. at Dallas which
was headed by Karl Hoblitzelle. Claude Musselman was a partner for Paris, and
opened the Dixie to accommodate an African-American audience. J.T.Hughes was the first manager, providing the Western’s and serials for the huge weekend crowds.
The Dixie Theater took a back seat for a couple months with grand opening of the North Star Theater in 1943.
Claude Musselman retired from Interstate Theatres Inc. in 1948 and purchased full control of the Dixie Theater and Lamar Theater.
The Dixie Theater was opened on weekends, but with Musselman’s complete retirement in 1950, the Dixie Theater was shut down, and the Lamar Theater was sold.
The Dixie Theater had been closed half a century when I last visited the site, but the small structure was still standing, though in a state of disrepair.
Just login to your account and subscribe to this theater.