Midland in Midland County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
The Yucca Theatre
The Yucca Theatre opened on December 5, 1929, after two years of construction. The premier included a screening of the Hollywood musical "Rio Rita" and a musical comedy revue by the jubilee players of New York City.
The versatility of the building's design made the Yucca Theatre suitable for a variety of activities. Despite the 1930s economic depression, it remained a popular place for traveling vaudeville shows, operas, recitals, and high school graduation ceremonies. Today it serves as a reminder of Midland's early growth as a center of the petroleum industry.
Erected 1981 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker
Location. 31° 59.941′ N, 102° 4.605′ W. Marker is in Midland, Texas, in Midland County. Marker is on North Colorado Street north of West Texas Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 208 North Colorado Street, Midland TX 79701, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Site of “The Staked Plains” (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Former Site of Midland National Bank (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of Midland County's First Bank (approx. 0.2 miles away); Midland National Bank (approx. 0.2 miles away); John Valentine Pliska (approx. 0.2 miles away); Brown-Dorsey House (approx. ¼ mile away); Midland's First House (approx. 0.6 miles away); W. F. Scarborough Home, 1908 (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Midland.
Categories. • Arts, Letters, Music • Entertainment •
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