Rockdale in Milam County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
The Kay Theater
The owners, Mr. and Mrs. Foy Arrington, said the quonset hut architecture "Lends itself naturally to excellent acoustics and a pleasing interior appearance." Construction of the Kay Theater was completed in time for a Thanksgiving 1947 opening. At a dedication ceremony the next night, postmaster Clyde Franklin was master of ceremonies and Mayor J.B. Newton introduced "Rolling Home," starring Russell Hayden, Jean Parker and Raymond Hatton. Large box fans made the theater one of the few air conditioned locations in town. Mr. Arrington manned the ticket booth and was the projectionist, and his wife managed the
Erected 2013 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 17630.)
Location. 30° 39.428′ N, 97° 0.129′ W. Marker is in Rockdale, Texas, in Milam County. Marker is at the intersection of North Main Street (County Route 908) and East Davilla Avenue, on the right when traveling north on North Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rockdale TX 76567, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Matinee Musical Club (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); International & Great Northern Railroad Passenger Depot (approx. 0.2 miles away); Railroads in Rockdale (approx. 0.2 miles away); Jewish Cemetery La Recluta and La Escuelita (approx. 2.1 miles away); Site of the Mission San Ildefonso (approx. 5.7 miles away); Site of Mission San Francisco Xavier de Los Dolores (approx. 7 miles away); Site of the Mission Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria (approx. 7.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rockdale.
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