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

Jefferson Theatre

 
 
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By Jim Evans, August 13, 2014
1. Jefferson Theatre Marker
Inscription.
Built in 1927 by the Jefferson Amusement Company, this theatre quickly became a landmark in downtown Beaumont. Emile Weil, Inc., a New Orleans architectural firm, designed the structure. The interior is a showcase of fine materials and workmanship, with marble staircases and Spanish-style decoration. In addition to motion pictures, the Jefferson Theatre featured dramatic stage productions, vaudeville shows, and other live entertainment.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark-1978
(incise)
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Erected 1978 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 10537.)
 
Location. 30° 4.932′ N, 94° 5.879′ W. Marker is in Beaumont, Texas, in Jefferson County. Marker can be reached from Fannin Street west of Pearl Street (U.S. 90), on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. The marker is on the right (southwest) of the ticket booth and on a wall that's at right angles to the street. Marker is at or near this postal address: 345 Fannin Street, Beaumont TX 77701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Port of Beaumont
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By Jim Evans, August 13, 2014
2. Jefferson Theatre Marker
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Texas' First Rice Mill (approx. 0.9 miles away); French Trading Post (approx. 3.3 miles away); The Lucas Gusher (approx. 3.6 miles away).
 
Regarding Jefferson Theatre. The Jefferson Theatre is Beaumont’s best example of Renaissance Revival style and is the town’s only surviving historic movie Theater. The Theater was designed by architect Emil Weil and was built by Sol E. Gordon and J.C. Clemmons of the Jefferson Amusement Company for $1 million. The Theater opened on November 14, 1927, with the movie “Rose of the Golden West” starring Mary Astor and Gilbert Roland. The Jefferson Theatre also hosted traveling shows, vaudevillians and community talent
 
Also see . . .
1. Jefferson Theatre in Wikipedia. (Submitted on August 15, 2014, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.)
2. More History of Jefferson Theatre and its Preservation. (Submitted on August 15, 2014, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.)
3. A YouTube Tour of the Theatre. (Submitted on August 15, 2014, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.)
 
Categories. Entertainment
 
Jefferson Theatre image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, August 13, 2014
3. Jefferson Theatre
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 15, 2014, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 275 times since then and 75 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 15, 2014, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.   3. submitted on September 27, 2014, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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