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Overton Theatre

2005 Photo from the Scott Neff collection
210 E Henderson St
Overton TX

Record #23452  
 Closed: Yes (date unknown)
 Current Use: Warehouse
Architectural Style(s):
National Register:
Current Organ: none
 Also Known As: Davis

Information for this tour was contributed by Charles Creekmur.

The theater is now a storage warehouse for the Davis Furniture store located next door. It was owned and operated for years by Bill Hall of New London, TX who owned a grocery & market in the current Davis Furniture building. My family owned a grocery a block away and Mr. Hall had a large poster billboard on the side of our store. I grew up always having a free pass to the theater by only paying the dime tax on the ticket.

The Overton Theater was segregated up until the 1950s with a mezzanine for "colored only" upstairs. They bought their ticket from a window in the concession area while a ticket booth in the front between the two front doors served everyone else.

In the pictures displayed in the tour, the managers office was on the right and could be entered from the lobby or from a door on the street and the concession area was on the left.

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May 2013 photos from the Adam Martin collection.

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May 2013 photos from the Emma Tomiak collection.

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May 2005 photos from the Scott Neff collection.

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2000 photos from the Randy Carlisle collection.

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  • Overton Theatre Playbill - December 1967 [Advertisement] [Size: 105 KB] Source: Charles Creekmur (Unknown Date)
    An advertising playbill for the Overton Theater in Overton, Texas dated Dec 1967. It is printed on stiff 2-ply measuring 8-1/2 by 5-1/2 inches.

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Last featured 6/25/2005. Last edited 5/9/2013.

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