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.
May 2020 photos from the Adam Martin collection.
May 2020 photos from the Emma Tomiak collection.
September 2003 photos from the Adam Martin collection.
September 2003 photos from the Bob Meza collection.
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