The Texas Theatre, home of Palestine Community Theatre, is the crown jewel of downtown Palestine and offers high-quality, fun live entertainment in East Texas. This historic structure is a prime example of Spanish Colonial architecture and was designed as an atmospheric movie palace when it opened in 1930. After two devastating fires, and a host of closings and re-openings, the Texas Theatre has been reborn to its new purpose: live theatre.
Over the past 25 years, the stage of the Texas has spotlighted many of alented neighbors with popular productions such as "Guy's and Dolls", "Harvey", "The Wizard of Oz", "Man of La Mancha", "Clue: The Musical" and “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.” Palestine Community Theatre strives to provide family friendly entertainment featuring local talent, while delivering a quality of productions that is unsurpassed in the area. PCT has also made the restoration of the Texas Theatre a priority since its re-opening and lighting of the TEXAS in 2005. The theatre now awaits its Grand Re-Opening with the final phase of renovations, which will include the building façade and marquee, complimenting the meticulous restoration that has taken place in the lobby and auditorium.