What if I told you there was a place where the music of life plays loud while they ask you to be silent there? On some other days, they reverse course and ask you to scream and shout in order to help ladies stay crazy. The exterior of this inversion in time and space is a movie theater, but this is all a facade.
It is so much MORE than a cinema. It’s a dancefloor. It’s a gathering for cult classics of the celluloid kind. It’s a place to witness counterculture at its finest. It’s whitebread America sitting distinctly in the middle of the hood, but yet it fits in WITHOUT issue. Texas Theatre is a living, beautifully built conundrum which I hope never to be able to solve or it would ruin the allure of it all.
This past Saturday night was a return of a long-standing local night called “Away From the Numbers” where the only rule for the music is that it is good. It doesn’t matter the decade or the genre, it all gets played. You won’t hear a lot of current fare on the radio, but those with voracious listening ears (such as myself) get to hear rare treats played loud and proud in big room sound instead of the cloistered company of home’s four wall symphony.
Here’s a glimpse of how last Saturday’s adventure into the deep evening turned out. Enjoy!
While being a historic site, history is STILL being made at the Texas Theatre. Check it out online at http://thetexastheatre.com/ and see what may tickle your fancy. They’ve got something for most everyone (or they are building it and we don’t know about it yet).
Better than a nine number plan from outer space and worth more than the budget of any B movie, this place truly is away from the numbers. And that’s how they like it.