Palace Theatre

208 E. Commerce Street,
Mexia, TX 76667

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

Previous Names: National Theatre

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Palace Theatre

The Palace Theatre was opened in January 1924. It was remodeled in 1929. Seating was listed at 300. This was one of two theatres in Mexia listed as owned by Dent Theatres, later by Texas Consolidated, Interstate Theatres and Inde Booking Services.

The Palace Theatre was remodeled in 1951 and was renamed National Theatre following the closure of the original National Theatre in 1950/1951. The building is still standing.

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on December 12, 2021 at 5:00 am

The April 13, 1929 issue of Motion Picture News said that the Palace Theatre in Mexia, Texas, was being remodeled.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on January 19, 2022 at 9:07 pm

A bit of name switching took place in Mexia in 1951. The January 6 issue of Boxoffice said that the former Palace Theatre had been remodeled and reopened as the National Theatre. Both houses had been owned by Maurice Easterling, who also owned the newer Mexia Theatre.

dorstar on May 30, 2022 at 8:30 pm

The Palace Theater was opened in January 1924 by Dr. W.F. Box and his brother, P.W. Box.

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