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Women Take Center Stage In Baylor University’s New Exhibition about Theater in Texas

Women Take Center Stage In Baylor University’s New Exhibition about Theater in Texas

Once described by a journalist as “a pint-sized whirlwind,” Waco theater manager and pianist Gussie Oscar was a force to be reckoned with.

Five Historic Texas Theaters Share Their Strategies for Survival

Five Historic Texas Theaters Share Their Strategies for Survival

Since mid-March, theaters have been unable to book their usual slate of shows and special events resulting in lost ticket sales and lost revenue. Many theaters were expecting to reopen in June, and even put all of the necessary precautions in place to keep staff and guests safe. Then COVID-19 cases began to spike again in Texas, and reopening wasn’t feasible. Some theaters have postponed their reopenings until August, while others have canceled their seasons entirely.

Drive-In Movie Theaters Across Texas See an Increase in Business Due to COVID-19

Drive-In Movie Theaters Across Texas See an Increase in Business Due to COVID-19

Drive-in theaters have been part of the American landscape for nearly a century. The first one opened in New Jersey in 1933, and by the 1950s, Texas had nearly 400, with outdoor screens blossoming across the landscape like massive sails on an armada of landlocked schooners. Today, with a health crisis worthy of a sci-fi thriller threatening to crush summer fun in its path, drive-in screenings are the season’s hottest ticket for those hoping to practice social distancing while still getting out of the house.

Historic movie theaters find new life as music venues, playhouses, more

Historic movie theaters find new life as music venues, playhouses, more

As Hollywood blossomed in the early 20th century, movie houses became the social and entertainment hubs of both small towns and big cities across Texas.

Theaters Under the Stars

Theaters Under the Stars

Just after sunset under a wide-open Texas sky, a colossal outdoor movie screen towers over a sea of cars.

Roadside Oddity: The Statue of Old Yeller in Mason

Roadside Oddity: The Statue of Old Yeller in Mason

“We called him Old Yeller. The name had a sort of double meaning. One part meant that his short hair was a dingy yellow, a color that we called ‘yeller’ in those days.

Texas Museums Explore New Ways to Make Art and Artifacts More Accessible

Texas Museums Explore New Ways to Make Art and Artifacts More Accessible

Vincent Van Gogh would be thrilled.
Imagine glimpsing a painting’s true colors for the first time, just as the artist intended them.

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