214 W. Hickory Street,
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Campus Theatre, Denton (Official)
Previously operated by: Interstate Theatres Inc. & Texas Consolidated Theaters Inc.
Firms: Pettigrew & Worley
Functions: Performing Arts
Styles: Streamline Moderne
The Campus Theatre was constructed in 1949 as the Southwest’s premiere movie theatre for Denton, Texas. Over 30 tons of steel was used to construct the movie theatre and it cost over half a million dollars to build. It was opened October 4, 1949 with Cary Grant in “I Was a Male War Bride”.
Numerous movie stars have visited the Campus Theatre from John Wayne to Warren Beatty who appeared at the Campus Theatre when Bonnie and Clyde premiered here in 1967. It closed as a movie theatre in 1985.
Vacant for 5-years, it reopened as a live theatre in 1990. Today, it is a performing arts facility. Over 32,000 visitors come each year to see live performances at the Campus Theatre.
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