Details for The Border Theater (Atlas Number 5215012060)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5215012060


Marker Number 12060
Atlas Number 5215012060
Marker Title The Border Theater
Index Entry Border Theater, The
Address US 83 Business and Conway Ave.
City Mission
County Hidalgo
UTM Zone
UTM Easting
UTM Northing
Subject Codes buildings; opera houses and theatre
Marker Year 1997
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size 16" x 12"
Marker Text A fine example of a mid-20th century motion picture theater with regional stylistic influences, the Border Theater was completed in 1942. Dallas architect William J. Moore designed the structure, which was built by contactor George Holliday. The theater was large enough for 740 patrons and housed the office of owners Mr. and Mrs. R. N. Smith. Changes to the edifice's exterior include a raised marquee and the addition of a tile canopy. The Border Theater remains a monument to Mission's architectural and cinematic history. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1997