Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Iris Theatre, Terrell, Texas

It's no secret I like this building. I have posted pictures of it here, here, here, here, and posted pictures of the bookstore here and here. The back of the bookstore even has a small theatre that the owners use to show old movies and put on plays.

One of the neat things about the building is the old neon Iris sign. I don't think I have ever seen it lit up but that's about to change. For the last week or so, workers have been busy painting, rewiring, and replacing. When they are done the Iris theatre sign will come alive again.

Gayle and Ron Harris who own Books and Crannies the store in the building have taken great care to try to preserve the building and keep the spirit of the Iris alive.

I can't wait to see the sign lit up, and I will be sure to post it here.


You can find more information on the history of the theater here.

If your looking for a book, give Books and Crannies a call. They just might have it. They also have brought in regional and national writers for book signings.

16 comments:

Abraham Lincoln said...

Nice looking card and building. Sounds like they are doing the right thing too.

I thought it had been a theater as it looks like some we have around this neck of the woods.

Olivier said...

il y des immeubles que l'on adore photographié, on ne peut pas résister, moi c'est la cathédrale d'Evry et toi ce vieux théâtre.

there are buildings that we love photographed, you can not resist me is the cathedral of Evry and you this old theatre.

Boise Diva said...

Yep - the Iris looks just like the Star theater in the small town where I grew up. How nice someone is taking care of it. Does it have a balcony?

raf said...

Great coverage with all your posts on the old Iris theatre building and the bookstore, Jim! Thanks for sharing that piece of Terrell history. Bookstores and theatres, two of our favorites.

Marcel said...

Another neat old building and I too like the card.

Betty Flocken said...

This is a cool theater.

marley said...

Books and Crannies! Brilliant! I love shop names like this. I want to open a shop stocking things for left handed people called Not Quite Right!

Be sure to get a photo of the lit up sign when its back working.

Kris said...

Great to hear that they are making an effort to get the ‘look’ right.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

It is a really cool building for sure! Neato!

Lynette said...

Oh, yes, this is gonna be great! Can't wait! A new Jim-night-time photo! Neon! I'm excited! Can you tell?

Halcyon said...

Neat! I guess you'll post a picture of the lit sign?

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

That building looks great - my kind of building!
(Books and Crannies need to have me sign books down there. :)

crittoria said...

Definitely post a photo of it lit up! That will be so neat!!

smilnsigh said...

My hat's off to these people. For their dedication to preservation! Wonderful. Please tell them so.

Miss Mari-Nanci
Smilnsigh
Photos-City-Mine
When Twilight Embraces

babooshka said...

No,no, no. I couldn't shop here. The colours are the smae as my biggest rival footbal team Aston Villa.
I support West Bromwich Albion.
I know that is gobbledy gook to you but I take my football seriously.

Neva said...

I love books.....