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The Majestic Theatre opened on January 29, 1923 with Larry Semon in “The Counter Jumper” plus vaudeville acts on the stage and Henry B. Walthall appearing in person on the stage in “The Unknown”. This was the third “Majestic” Theatre in Houston.
The Majestic Theatre was John Eberson’s first atmospheric style theatre. Eberson was renowned for theatre projects in New York and Paris. It was built by Mellie Esperson. The Majestic Theatre was Houston’s first theatre with air-conditioning.
The Majestic Theatre was owned by the Interstate Theatres Inc. chain (they also owned the Majestic Theatre in Dallas and the Majestic Theatre in San Antonio). The Majestic Theatre was built in a garden style and the ceiling was blue with stars moving overhead, lots of statues, etc. and was very ornate.
This was a first-run house from the day it opened until the day it closed. Sadly, this beautiful Italian Renaissance style palace was demolished in 1971.
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