texas theatre

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texas theatre
231 w. jefferson blvd
dallas, texas 75211

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Originally opened and operated by aviator-mogul Howard Hughes in 1931, the Texas Theatre is famous for being the location where Lee Harvey Oswald was apprehended after wounding Texas Governor John Connally and killing JFK and Dallas Officer J.D. Tippit.

Oswald ran into the theater without paying for a ticket after shooting J.D. Tippit nearby. He sat in the fifth seat from the aisle in the third to last row. The seat location is now marked with gold lettering (not the actual seat- that one was brought home by the owner before the FBI got there). Oswald was watching the 1962 film War is Hell when the police arrived.

Today, the Texas Theatre is an independent and repertory cinema.

photo: Michael Dorosh@wiki
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