Fair Theatre

717 Broadway Street,
Plainview, TX 79072

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Functions: Concerts, Live Theater

Styles: Prairie School, Streamline Moderne

Previous Names: Plainview Theatre

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 806.293.4000
Manager: 806.293.4000

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Fair Theatre

The 650-seat Plainview Theatre was opened in 1925. It was designed in the Prairie school style, with the street level receiving a Streamline Moderne style update at some point (although the old purple glass transoms remain). It’s a simple tan brick structure with white accents, and rather a lot of windows for a cinema. The vertical marquee seems to date from the late-1920’s or early-1930’s. It’s been turned into a community theatre, and the lobby looks rather opulent.

Contributed by Seth Gaines

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kencmcintyre on May 24, 2006 at 4:00 pm

Here is a photo of the Fair, after restoration:

irpworks on October 1, 2006 at 3:56 pm

The Fair is now open for live theater and concerts.
Here is the website:
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irpworks on October 1, 2006 at 3:57 pm

Story on the Fair and Granada theaters in Plainview:

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Don Lewis
Don Lewis on October 5, 2006 at 6:36 pm

My photo of the FAIR sign and portion of the front of the theater

TLSLOEWS on November 23, 2009 at 10:29 am

Good to see that it is still being used, and from their website looks real nice,seats over 500 now.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on October 16, 2023 at 7:39 am

This house opened in 1925 as the Plainview Theatre. It was listed as such in the 1926 FDY with seating for 650. An article about the project in the April 18, 1925 Exhibitors Herald said that construction was underway, and noted that the new building would replace an existing Plainview Theatre, and that it had been designed by Amarillo architect Lawrence Kerr.

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