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Waco Hippodrome Theatre

2003 Photo from the Adam Martin collection
724 Austin Ave
Waco TX
(254) 296-9000

Visit Website Dining or Bar Available National Register 1983
Record #9982  
 Opened: February 7, 1914
Capacity: 1300 seats
Architectural Style(s): Mediterranean Revival
National Register: 1983
Current Organ: none
 Also Known As: Hippodrome, Waco
 Previously operated by: ABC Interstate Theatres

Originally a two-story dark brick building with classical detailing, this theatre opened in 1914 as the Hippodrome, managed by a group of Waco businessmen headed by T.P. Finnegan, it was used for silent movies, traveling vaudeville shows, and a variety of civic events. After a minor fire in 1928, the structure was enlarged and remodeled in the present Mediterranean Revival style. It reopened the following year as the Waco Theatre.

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September 2003 photos from the Adam Martin collection.

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2003 photos from the Bob Meza collection.

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Last featured 3/8/2005. Last edited 9/12/2015.

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