Jefferson Theatre

The Historic Jefferson Theatre at 345 Fannin in downtown Beaumont will soon open its doors to the public after a stint of repairs that included a ceiling repair, plaster, insulation and ductwork, paint, and sound and movie upgrades. The menu has also been updated with a variety of food and craft beer. 

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The historic Jefferson Theatre has been a mecca of entertainment since its inception in 1927 when noted architect Emile Weil designed the building for Jefferson Amusement Company by the tune of $1 million.

The Jefferson has hosted all the stars who have come to Beaumont including James Stewart for the movie premier of It’s a Wonderful Life, along with director Frank Capra, in 1946.

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The 11th annual Boomtown Film and Music Festival will be held Thursday, April 19 through Saturday, April 21 throughout Beaumont.

“This event has grown to be one of the cultural highlights of the Southeast Texas calendar,” said Eric Mittal, festival public relations manager. “This year we are excited to bring new artists and films to the stage, and to provide pricing deals that will fit exactly what you are looking for.”

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The Magnolia Garden Club is offering free admission to Classic Movie Night at the historic Jefferson Theatre in downtown Beaumont on Thursday, Feb. 22, for the 2016 documentary Call of the Forest: The Forgotten Wisdom of Trees. The film follows visionary scientist, conservationist and author Diana Beresford-Kroeger on her journey to the most beautiful forests of the northern hemisphere.

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The City of Beaumont’s annual Rocktoberfest will take place Friday, Oct. 27, at the Jefferson Theatre with both inside and outside events. Sponsored by Saint Arnold Brewing Company and 2-Row/Del Papa Distributing, gates will open at 5:30 p.m. and feature food, beer and musical entertainment from the John Evans Band along with Cranford Hollow. There will also be a screening of the 1975 iconic musical screwball comedy The Rocky Horror Picture Show at 9 p.m.

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Classic Movie Nights at the Jefferson Theatre (345 Fannin St.) looks to have you up out of your seat and singing Friday, Sept. 22, with a Grease sing-a-long at 7:30 p.m. The 1978 musical stars John Travolta as Danny and Olivia Newton-John as Sandy. The two meet in the summer then happen to attend the same school, Rydell High, back in the 1950s.

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With Harvey dominating our lives and canceling most events, even delaying the start to school and high school football, there are plenty of coming concerts to help ease your mind, if only for a few hours, in downtown Beaumont.

Only a handful of tickets remain for a unique concert titled “An Open Book: An Evening with Justin Furstenfeld of Blue October” on Saturday, Sept. 30, inside the historic Jefferson Theatre at 8 p.m.

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It’s a reunion like no other as the Charlie Pruitt Country Music Show returns for one night only on Saturday, Aug. 18, at the Jefferson Theatre in downtown Beaumont. It’s been 10 years since the last show was held.

The Charlie Pruitt Country Music Show was a staple of Southeast Texas entertainment for over 25 years. It was a safe, family-friendly environment where young entertainers could hone their craft and develop their performance skills outside of the bar scene.

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Music fans can relive “Beatlemania” on Saturday, Aug. 5, as the Liverpool Legends Beatles Tribute returns to Beaumont to play the Jefferson Theatre at 7 p.m.

The four talented musicians and actors were handpicked by Louise Harrison, sister of the late George Harrison of The Beatles. Louise’s involvement with Liverpool Legends makes them the only band in the world with a close, direct biological link to the original Fab Four! 

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Considered one of the greatest films of cinema, the 2001 epic fantasy adventure The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring will be shown at Classic Movie Night at the Jefferson Theatre (345 Fannin St.) on Friday, Aug. 4. Directed by Peter Jackson, The Fellowship of the Ring is based on the novel by J.R.R. Tolkien and is the first installment of the three The Lord of the Rings series. A meek hobbit from the Shire and eight companions set out on a journey to destroy the powerful One Ring and save Middle Earth from the Dark Lord Sauron.

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