Jefferson Theatre

345 Fannin Street,
Beaumont, TX 77701

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rivest266 on November 28, 2020 at 10:49 am

The Jefferson theatre opened on November 14th, 1927. Grand opening ad posted.

1proudtexan on December 2, 2016 at 9:40 am

Lots of childhood memories associate with the Jefferson. Loved looking at the chandelier and statues. Favorite movie experience was “House on Haunted Hill” which I also saw at the Temple in Meridian, Mississippi. Ten year old boys and a horror movie; doesn’t get better than that!

rcroth on May 15, 2012 at 11:15 pm

Excellent photos of the grand re-opening in 2003.

regrothenberger on April 19, 2010 at 3:23 pm

Pictures of the interior… View link

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[Deleted] on October 9, 2009 at 8:28 pm

The Jefferson Theatre has a new website: Apparently the Jefferson is now part of the Beaumont Civic Center Complex, which consists of several buildings.

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Denny Pine on February 23, 2009 at 8:28 am

This was the theater where KTRM Radio DJ Jape “The Big Bopper” Richardson set the record for on-air DJing: 122 hours and 8 minutes, playing a total of 1,821 records! That was in May 1957; the following year, he struck gold with a little ditty he wrote and recorded called “Chantilly Lace”.

kencmcintyre on December 29, 2006 at 4:38 pm

In 1937, Jefferson Amusements owned the Rio Theater in Beaumont. I’m not sure if this was a predecessor of the Jefferson or a separate theater.

movieartaustin on September 12, 2005 at 7:51 pm

The Jefferson Theater was owned by The Jefferson Amusement Company, which was run by Mr. Julius Gordon.
The Jefferson Theater has now been lovingly restored and some films and theater events are being held.

teecee on March 10, 2005 at 6:00 am

Another print – this time of the interior with children at a talent show (may be slow to load):

teecee on March 10, 2005 at 5:56 am

You can see a beautiful print at this link:

Gregg on February 1, 2004 at 2:41 pm

The web site for theis theatre can be found at:

William on December 15, 2003 at 6:18 pm

The Jefferson Theatre seated 1878 people.