Cosy Theatre

106 S. Kearney Street,
Clarendon, TX 79226

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Previous Names: Queen Theatre

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Built in 1893, it became the 360-seat Queen Theatre by 1910. It was still open in 1931 as a silent movie theatre, but was listed in the 1932 thru 1934 editions of Film Daily Yearbook as (Closed) with 300 seats (gone in 1935).

It reopened as the Cosy Theatre on October 18, 1935 with Tom Mix in “The Miracle Rider”. Still with 300-seats. It was destroyed by fire in 1945 and was rebuilt, reopening as the Mulkey Theatre on February 13, 1946 (the Mulkey Theatre has its own page on Cinema Treasures).

Contributed by Ken Roe

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dorstar on October 14, 2022 at 1:29 pm

The Donley County Leader newspaper shows the Cozy Theatre opened on October 18, 1935. The first picture shown in the theatre was “The Miracle Rider”. The roof was gravel and asphalt. The inside walls had a panel effect and were new to this area. the panels are colored buff, white and light blue resembling tiling. Subdued lights from the side walls alone. The sound equipment is made by RCA and Simplex machines. The front of the building is done in white with Carrara glass ornaments. The Cozy Theatre is distinguished by the nine-foot-high neon sign on the front of the building. The original building was constructed in 1893 by Frank Borcher. The article does not mention the Queen Theatre, but C.L. Heath got his first experience in the building in picture show work when he used a hand-cranked machine in this building in 1910.

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