Although we have not yet located specific information, local residents recall that the theatre closed about 1980. Athel D. Boyter owned the Texas Theater from January 1, 1974 to October 10, 1991; he never lived in Shamrock or personally operated the theatre In 1991, he donated it to the Shamrock Economic Development Corp., who still owns the building. The building’s roof had fallen into severe disrepair and the entire interior of the theater sustained damage from the elements.
Texas Theatre Closes
Announcement Date : July 12, 1980