Majestic Theatre

1925 Elm Street,
Dallas, TX 75201

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Previously operated by: Interstate Theatres Inc. & Texas Consolidated Theaters Inc., Paramount Pictures Inc.

Architects: John Adolph Emil Eberson

Functions: Movies (Classic), Performing Arts

Styles: Atmospheric, Baroque

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 214.880.0137

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Majestic Theatre exterior and the nearby Melba Theatre

Designed by John Eberson and opened in 1921, The Majestic Theatre began as a home for both movies and vaudeville shows and had an original seating capacity of 2,800. It was equipped with a 2 manual Kilgen organ. In 1932, the Majestic Theatre began showing movies exclusively. By 1941 it was operated by Paramount Pictures Inc. through their subsidiary Hoblitzelle & O'Donnell. Film was the main attraction for the Majestic Theatre until dwindling downtown audiences and poor ticket sales drove the theatre out of business in 1973. In 1974, the vacant theatre was used extensively as a location for the Brian DePalma movie “Phantom of the Paradise” starring Paul Williams.

The Majestic Theatre was reopened by the city of Dallas along with donations from private and corporate supporters in 1983 after undergoing a transformation to accommodate more seating for performing arts and concerts.

Recent comments (view all 47 comments)

DavidZornig on October 28, 2015 at 11:42 pm

Circa 1950 photo added courtesy of Gianni Corso.

DavidZornig on March 15, 2016 at 10:26 pm

1956 photo added of the opening of “Giant”, photo courtesy of Wendy Wilson. Whose mother worked in the concession stand at this time. Via the Traces If Texas facebook page.

DavidZornig on June 28, 2016 at 11:25 pm

1967 photo added courtesy of the Traces Of Texas Facebook page.

DavidZornig on August 15, 2016 at 10:38 pm

1976 photo added courtesy of the Vintage Everyday Facebook page.

DavidZornig on October 22, 2017 at 11:10 am

15th Annual Holiday Extravaganza image added credit The Polyphonic Spree.

DavidZornig on September 29, 2018 at 12:00 pm

Majestic in 1970 at 1:02 in the video.

Mister_Comics on June 15, 2019 at 7:58 pm

1959 the Majestic had the “world premier” of “The Killer Shrews” and “The Giant Gila Monster” twin bill. Newspaper article added to the “Photo” section.

DavidZornig on May 8, 2020 at 3:12 pm

1972 promotional vomit bag image added, for “Mark of the Devil” at the Majestic Theatre, courtesy Kanon Beltran.

bufffilmbuff on December 9, 2022 at 11:20 pm

I don’t see any mention here, but Brian DePalma used the theater as a significant location for his cult classic PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE.

50sSNIPES on December 10, 2023 at 8:34 pm

Functions Update: Classics films are also presented.

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