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PTMC is on a quest to locate and list all the Historic Theaters still standing in the top 26
counties of the Texas Panhandle!

Theatres are listed in different catogries such as operating, under restoration, need restoration, re-purposed, drive-in and amphitheater.

Operating Theatres (alphabetical by County)

Gem Theatre Claude TX (Armstrong County)

Built in 1915 and seats 192

Ritz Theatre Wellington TX (Collingsworth County)

Built in 1928 and seats 400

La Rita Theatre Dalhart TX (Dallam County)

Built in 1928 and seats 220

Gem Theatre Turkey Texas (Hall County)

Built in 1928 and seats 300

Lyric Cinema Spearman TX (Hansford County)

Built in 1948

Palace Theatre Canadian TX (Hemphill County)

Built 1909 and seats 289

Morley Theatre Borger TX (Hutchinson County)

Built in 1947

Ellis Theater Perryton TX (Ochiltree County)

Built in 1928 and seats 385

Varisty Theatre Canyon TX (Randall County)

Built in 1948 and seats 320

Royal Theatre Tulia TX (Swisher County) Is operational but is currently closed

Built 1948 and seats 240

Texas Theater Shamrock TX (Wheeler County)

Built in 1920 and seats 315


Theatres Under Restoratation (alphabetical by County)

Palace Theater Childress TX (Childress County)

Built in 1926 and seats aprox 200

Mulkey Theatre Clarendon TX (Donley County)

Built 1946 seats 400 (originally 680)

Rouge Theatre Wheeler TX (Wheeler County)

Built in 1930


Theatres Needing Restoration (alphabetical by County)

La Vista Theater Pampa TX (Gray County)

Liberty Theater Shamrock TX (Wheeler County)


Theaters that have been Re-purposed (alphabetical by County)

Mission Twin Theater Dalhart TX (Dallam County) currently Hillside Christain Church

Built 1920's

Rex Theater Amarillo TX (Potter County) currently a Haunted House

Built in 1940's sat 806

Lyric Theater (originally a Rex Theater) Amarillo TX (Potter County) currently Generation Next Church

Built in 1930

Liberty Theatre Amarillo TX (Potter County) currently vacant & the oldest standing Theatre in Amarillo

Built in 1921

Paramount Theatre Amarillo TX (Pottery County) currently a parking garage,

However the original sign was reclaimed and restored in 2006 and now lights up the building.

Built in 1932


Drive-In Movie Theaters (alphabetical by County)

Sandell Drive In Clarendon TX (Donley County)

Built in 1955

Tascosa Drive In Amarillo TX (Potter County)

Built in 1952



Amphitheatres (alphabetical by County)

Pioneer Amphitheatre Palo Duro Canyon, near Canyon TX (Randall County)


We will be adding more information as we gather it, so please check back!

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