Neches Theatre

1307 Port Neches Avenue,
Port Neches, TX 77651

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Previously operated by: Gulf States Theatres

Previous Names: Lyric Theatre

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Photo by Swanette Smith

Opened as the Lyric Theatre in 1922. It was part of the Jefferson Amusement chain from 1936. In the 1960’s it was taken over by Gulf States Theatres and renamed Neches Theatre. It was closed around 1970. The building was badly damaged by a fire on March 20, 1973.

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dallasmovietheaters on October 4, 2015 at 2:30 pm

William Meeker established the Lyric Theatre at 1307 Port Neches Avenue in Port Neches in 1922, transitioned it from silent to sound operation and after his death operated by his wife. In 1936, she sold it to Jefferson Amusement which modernized the theater giving it a new look. Operating it for decades, Jefferson was bought out by Gulf States Theatre circuit which absorbed the theater in the 1960s changing its name to the Neches Theatre with a new sign tower. It closed around 1970. The theater had a bit more life for some live theatrical events and was abandoned around 1971. On March 20, 1973, it was all over the Neches as fire gutted the abandoned theater.

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