Parker Square Theatre

Kell Boulevard,
Wichita Falls, TX 76309

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Previously operated by: Phil Isley Theaters

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The Parker Square Theatre opened in 1958 and lasted just three years before it was converted to a department store. The theatre was slated for demolition in April 1962, according to a report in Boxoffice magazine at that time.

Contributed by Ken McIntyre

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randini on January 8, 2010 at 2:11 pm

I was a regular attendee of the Parker Square for practically its entire brief lifespan. In 1958 I was 10 years old and lived fairly nearby in Country Club. I recall it being a free-standing building. The auditorium had no overhanging balcony but may have had a raised section of loge seats in the rear. At that time most of the downtown theatres were still thriving (the Wichita, Strand, State, and Tower)so I would never have gone to the PS out of sheer habit but rather to see a particular film, and I would have to consult the listings in the newspaper of that day to remember most of them by title. The only other impetus for me to want to go to Parker Square then would have been to go to the book department at McClurkan’s Department Store (where a kindly saleslady alerted me to the option of special orders – my life hasn’t been the same since!).

MichaelKilgore on June 15, 2020 at 7:38 am

More details. Motion Picture Exhibitor, June 20, 1962: “The Parker Square in Wichita Falls, Tex., opened in 1958 as the largest and only suburban house in the city, has been converted into a department store. It has been closed since last year after a three year operation by its original owners and later by Phil Isley Theatres of Dallas.”

rivest266 on November 26, 2021 at 4:56 pm

This opened on February 21st, 1958. Grand opening ad posted.

rivest266 on November 27, 2021 at 8:57 am

listings stopped in April 1961

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