Sunday, April 10, 2011

Classic Valley Theaters # 2

This is the Queen Theatre, it was a single screen theatre from Brownsville, Texas and was located on 1125 E. Elizabeth Street. It was built, owned and operated by Paco Betancourt (who I previously wrote about here), and apparently it was the first theatre in the Rio Grande Valley that screened "talkies". According to Dr. Lino Garcia Jr.'s article at the Brownsville Herald, "It showed all kinds of movies, and western singing star Ernest Tubbs once made an appearance there, singing his most famous melodies, including 'I’m walking the floor over you.'"

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