Texas Theatre

Taft, TX 78390

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Previously operated by: Long Theaters

Previous Names: Rialto Theatre

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The Rialto Theatre was opened by Hall Industries on May 1, 1929 with Jack Holt in “Avalanche”. In 1937 it was taken over by Texas Midwest Amusement Circuit and renamed Texas Theatre. By 1943 it was operated by Long Theaters. It was closed on April 17, 1948 with Clark Gable in “Gone With the Wind”. It became a furniture store.

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dallasmovietheaters on March 19, 2019 at 9:47 pm

Hall Industries built a new theatre in downtown Taft called the Rialto Theatre launching on May 1, 1929 with the film, “Avalanche.” The 360-seat venue was purchased by Texas Midwest Amusement Circuit which renamed it the Texas Theatre beginning in 1937. The Texas closed April 17, 1948 with “Gone with the Wind” as it was ostensibly replaced by the Leland Theatre was built in 1948. The Texas Theater’s space was converted for the Cage Furniture store which also launched in 1948.

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