Alvin Theater

114 W. Sealy Street,
Alvin, TX 77511

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Previously operated by: Long Theaters

Previous Names: Long's Alvin Theater

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Alvin Theater

The Alvin Theater opened on February 28, 1936 with Harold Lloyd in “The Milky Way”. It was demolished in 1996.

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kencmcintyre on April 30, 2009 at 3:24 pm

Here is an October 1935 item from the Galveston Daily News:

Alvin, Tex., Oct. 6.â€"A new theater building is in sight for Alvin with the selection of a lot on Sealy Street and the beginning of clearing the space last week. J.G. Long of Bay City, owner of a chain of 14 theaters in 12 gulf coast towns including the present Alvin theater, will build the new picture house. He states that the project will be open for bids this week.

The new building on Sealy Street will adjoin the Dixie service station and cafe. Old buildings on the property have practically been cleared away and Mr. Long says that the new structure will be an attractive building of modernistic architectural lines. The building will have a 75-foot front and will be 125 feet deep and about 30 feet high.

The theater will be treated with an acoustical board for sound effects and lighting fixtures will be in the latest design. Seating capacity will be between 700 and 800 and cushion scats will be used. The theater will be air conditioned. In addition to the theater, the new building will include space for three small stores on its front. Although construction has not started, Mr. Long hopes that the building and the new theater may be opened shortly after the first of the year.

thelostpictureshow on October 23, 2023 at 9:30 am

This one opened on February 28, 1936 with “The Milky Way” starring Harold Lloyd. The first manager was Frank Long and the first ticket was sold to then mayor of Alvin, E.C. Kimmons. One neat thing about the Alvin was that it had a popular coffee shop inside of it. Ad for the shop posted in the pictures.

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