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Llano in Llano County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Lantex Theater

 
 
Lantex Theater Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, May 17, 2020
1. Lantex Theater Marker
Inscription.  This theater opened on May 19, 1927, on the north side of Llano’s courthouse square. S. D. Rainier and George Shaw hired J. R. Blackmore as their builder. On opening night, a packed house, at 30 cents for adults and 10 cents for children, enjoyed Universal Pictures’ The Fourth Commandment. Along with the recreational entertainment of movies, the theater has hosted such activities as school concerts, the Llano Opry, WWII bond drives, public meetings and city celebrations. When a fire in 1951 destroyed all but the facade, owner Rex Wooten rebuilt the facility with modern amenities. Since its opening, this has been a thriving business and an important social gathering place.
 
Erected 2014 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 17913.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EntertainmentIndustry & Commerce.
 
Location. 30° 45.024′ N, 98° 40.603′ W. Marker is in Llano, Texas, in Llano County. Marker is on West Main Street (Ranch to Market Road 152), on the right
Lantex Theater image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, May 17, 2020
2. Lantex Theater
Marker is located on the side wall to the right of the doors. It is not visible in this photo.
when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 113 West Main Street, Llano TX 78643, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Acme Dry Goods Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Southern Hotel Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Llano County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Frank Teich (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Llano Woman's Culture Club (about 400 feet away); Ford Street Commercial Row (about 500 feet away); Llano County Granite Industry (about 500 feet away); Llano County Organized (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Llano.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 23, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 23, 2020, by Brian Anderson of Atascocita, Texas. This page has been viewed 62 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 23, 2020, by Brian Anderson of Atascocita, Texas.
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