by Paula Bosse
The Texas Theatre in Oak Cliff — which opened in April, 1931 — was the first movie theater in Dallas built expressly to show movies with sound. It was also the largest “suburban” theater in the Dallas area — only downtown’s first-run Majestic and Palace theaters were larger. Below are photos of the theater’s “Venetian-style” interior, from the trade journal Motion Picture Herald.
The Texas Theatre is still alive — its website’s history page is here.
My previous post, “The Texas Theatre — 1932” (which shows the theater’s exterior at the time this article was published), is here.
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