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Iris Theatre

2004 Photo from the Adam Martin collection.
209 W Moore Ave
Terrell TX

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Record #5053  
 Opened: 1925
Architectural Style(s):
National Register:
Current Organ: none
 Also Known As:
 Previously operated by: Robb & Rowley United Theatres, Rowley United Theatres, United Artists Theatres, Texas Movies Inc

The Iris opened on September 1, 1925 with the film "The Lady" starring Norma Talmadge. Admission was 15 cents and 25 cents. There was a contest to name the theater, in which the winner collected a $25 prize.

The theater was damaged by a fire and remodeled in late 1970. In 1985, the marquee fell off of the building during a storm.

Parts of the 1976 movie "Drive-In" were filmed here.

The theater closed in 2001 and part of the building converted to retail use. A local theater troupe performs here regularly.

 Photos remain the property of the Member and may not be reproduced without the written consent of the Member.

June 2018 photos from the Adam Martin collection.

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January 2004 photos from the Adam Martin collection.

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2001 photos from the Terrell Heritage Museum collection.

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Photos from the Terrell Heritage Museum collection.

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A view of the Iris, ...

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Last featured 12/4/2004. Last edited 4/1/2023.

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