Angelo Civic Theater

1936 Sherwood Way,
San Angelo, TX 76901

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Previously operated by: Robb & Rowley-United Inc., Rowley United Theatres Inc.

Architects: Leonard R. Mauldin

Functions: Playhouse

Styles: Streamline Moderne

Previous Names: Parkway Theatre and Community Center

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 325.949.4400
Manager: 325.949.4400

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The Parkway Theatre and Community Center was opened on September 2, 1949 with Pat O'Brien in “The Boy with Green Hair”. It was operated by Robb & Rowley-United Inc. Soon to be taken over by Rowley United Theatres Inc. This freakish looking ex-cinema is now home to San Angelo’s community dramatists. They took over the former Parkway Theatre in 1980 and remodeled it in 1981.

The fa├žade is long and low, with a tower on the right hand side. The marquee is nothing special, but the tower is bizarre. It is a stubby trapezoid with two poles mounted on the front face. Each pole is surmounted by a spiked metal ball with a very tall spike on top, and braced to the roof by four arched metal sheets.

The playhouse has painted the area over the marquee with a mural of 17th century people in a garden that looks just like the patterned wallpaper that was so popular when I was little.

Contributed by Seth Gaines

Recent comments (view all 7 comments)

Seth on July 1, 2004 at 10:00 am

This theater was built in 1950 as the Parkway. I filled that information out, but not all of the data displays in the entry.

KellyProctor on November 3, 2005 at 4:15 am

Additional Info:
The Architect was Leonard R. Mauldin for R&R Theaters.
It was remodelled approximately 20 years ago when the Angelo Civic Theatre organization converted the movie house into a 275 seat live performance venue.

Don Lewis
Don Lewis on September 25, 2010 at 7:17 am

From 1961 a movie ad for for the Parkway Theater in San Angelo. on May 9, 2012 at 5:31 am

The mural is still missing in 2012.

TNiles on June 24, 2014 at 1:17 pm

Hello. I know this is probably a longshot asking this, but does anyone have any record of past managers who worked at the movies theatre. I am trying to locate the theatre my grandfather, Leonard Vittitow, managed years ago. He just recently passed at the age of 91. I found an article that said he was a manager of Angelus Theatre. I wasn’t sure if that was a typo or not. Thank you!

Don Lewis
Don Lewis on June 24, 2014 at 7:15 pm

Hello TNiles. According to CinemaTour there was an Angelus Theatre in San Angelo at 30 West Beauregard Street. The building has since been demolished.

rivest266 on August 27, 2021 at 2:22 pm

The Parkway opened on September 2nd, 1949. Grand opening ad posted.

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