Princess Theatre

217 Pine Street,
Texarkana, AR 75501

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Princess Theatre

The Princess Theatre was open in the mid-1930’s with seating listed at 425. The theatre was destroyed by fire in early-1947. The Leo Theatre replaced it in 1948 (it has its own page on Cinema Treasures). That theatre building has been incorporated in with two others to create the Discovery Place.

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on December 5, 2021 at 6:38 am

217 Pine Street is the address of the Leo Theatre, which opened in 1948 to replace a theater that burned down in early 1947. That burned theater must have been the Princess.

Incidentally, the address 217 Pine Street is on the Texas side of the Texas-Arkansas state line, which bisects downtown Texarkana.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on December 5, 2021 at 11:15 pm

Relevant news from the April 4, 1947 issue of Film Daily:

“Rebuild Texas Stand

“Texarkana, Tex. — C. C. Bounds and his son Leo, partners with Joy Houck in the operation of the Princess here, have announced plans for the complete re-building of the house. The theater was totally destroyed about a month ago by fire which also resulted in the death of one patron.”

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