Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Waiting on a Sunday Afternoon in Pharr

Texas Theatre, Pharr, Texas

"Waiting for the movie to open, Sunday afternoon, Pharr, Texas"
Photographer: Russell Lee, February 1939 United States Farm Security Administration

The Citadel

Exhibitors Herald, July 18, 1925:

"The Pharr theatre, owned by George Holdridge which was recently opened at Pharr, Texas.

It has a seating capacity of 500 and cost $30,000."

Since 1997 theatre historian,  Cezar Del Valle, has conducted a popular series of  theatre talks and walks, available for  historical societies, libraries, senior centers, etc.
Walks also available at Local Expeditions
Del Valle is the author of the Brooklyn Theatre Index, a three-volume history of borough theatres.
The first two chosen 2010 OUTSTANDING BOOK OF THE YEAR by the Theatre Historical Society. Final volume published in September 2014.
Editing and updating the third edition of the Brooklyn Theatre Index, Volume I.

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