Grand Theater

206 N. Main Street,
Fort Stockton, TX 79735

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Previously operated by: O.K. Theaters Inc.

Architects: W.F. West

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The Grand Theater was opened July 3, 1929 with Clara Bow in “The Wild Party”. A fire destroyed the interior of the Grand Theater on July 14, 1940, according to an article in the San Antonio Express at that time. S.C. Johnson was owner and Walter Buenger was theater manager.

Contributed by Ken McIntyre

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on January 2, 2016 at 3:16 am

Various sources indicate that an 800-seat house called the Pecos Theatre opened at Fort Stockton in 1941. Small photos of the Pecos in high school yearbook ads show a two-story building with a streamline modern front. An article in the January 22, 1942, issue of the El Paso Herald-Post said that the Pecos Theatre had been the most expensive building project in Fort Stockton in 1941, with a construction cost of $13,500. As that seems a bit small for an entirely new building of that size in 1941, I suspect that the 800-seat Pecos was in fact a rebuild of the 800-seat Grand in the old theater’s shell. The Pecos operated until it, too, was destroyed by a fire in early January, 1976.

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