Majestic Theatre

About

On April 11, 1921, the new Majestic Theatre opened it's doors during the Vaudeville era. The Majestic hosted a variety of acts from Houdini to Mae West and Bob Hope. As Vaudeville began to fade and the era of talking pictures emerged, the Majestic Theatre began hosting movie premieres and their stars such as Jimmy Stewart, Gregory Peck and John Wayne. The Big Bands featuring Cab Calloway and Duke Ellington continued the tradition of live entertainment at the Majestic. On July 16, 1973 the Majestic Theatre went 'dark' after the final showing of the film, Live and Let Die. On January 31, 1976, the Hobilitzelle Foundation, owner of the Majestic Theatre presented the theatre to the City of Dallas. Restoration where possible; Renovation where necessary was the order at the Majestic. Restoration of the Renaissance Baroque exterior and the reapplication of the 23K gold leaf to the extensive interior decorative accents and moulding were meticulously completed. Interior improvements also involved acoustics, seating, lighting and stage renovation. The Majestic Theatre was named to the National Register of Historic Places and re-opened on January 28, 1983, as an elegant center for the performing arts.


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What makes this business unique? Last remnant of the historic entertainment center

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1925 Elm Street
Dallas, Texas 75201
United States

Downtown Dallas

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(214) 880-0137



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