Granada Theater

9231 Jensen Drive,
Houston, TX 77903

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Previously operated by: Phil Isley Theaters

Architects: Raymond F. Smith

Functions: Church

Styles: Streamline Moderne

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Granada Theater

The Granada Theater was opened on December 7, 1949 with Dan Daily in “You’re My Everything”.

As of 2006 the Granada Theater building was still standing, but had become a shell of its former self. The light colored building had a tall tower on one end with "Granada" spelled out vertically on a red background trimmed in green. A very ornate marquee sheltered the entrance and ticket booth. "Granada" topped the marquee in script on both sides with the front of the marquee accentuated in some very elegant and ornate artwork. The Capitan Theater in Pasadena is a virtual twin to the Granada Theater with different colors. It has fared much better, but is also in danger of being lost.

Contributed by Paul Smith / Don Lewis

Recent comments (view all 7 comments)

Don Lewis
Don Lewis on September 6, 2008 at 9:40 pm

A view of the Granada Theater in Houston and a view of its twin in Pasadena, the Capitan Theater.

Jermaine on March 2, 2009 at 6:17 pm

on a recent visit to Houston, peered in through the glass doors. saw some spanish religious signage, which leads me to believe that this place may have been some sort of mexican church for a bit before it was locked up. the porch area smelled of must and urine. very sad. i wish i could get in there for 15 minutes…

sepiatone on December 21, 2009 at 5:06 pm

The Granada Theater opened at 11:45 a.m. on December 7, 1949. The premier feature was “You’re My Everything” with Dan Dailey and Anne Baxter. Opening day ads for the theater exhorted you to “Give yourself a treat! You’ve never seen anything like Houston’s new, modern, magnificent Granada.” The correct address is 9231 Jensen Drive, Houston, 77093.

Don Lewis
Don Lewis on November 23, 2011 at 8:42 pm

From Houston a photo of the Granada Theater.

Shaw on September 30, 2013 at 9:34 am

The floor was bleached white and changed into a spanish church. The balcony is still fully intact. Just posted some pictures.

rivest266 on November 24, 2020 at 12:14 pm

Opened on December 7th, 1949. Grand opening ad posted.

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