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Jewel Theatre


The Dixie Theatre and Roller Skating Rink, owned by R. B. Rodgers, originally stood at this location.

The name was changed to the Star Theater in the 1920s.  E. N. Collins was the owner in the 1930s, and it became known as the Lindell Theater. 

In 1947, E. N. Collins sold Humble's Lindell Theater to the Long Theater Circuit.  That same year, The Jewel Theater in Texas City, also owned by the Long Theater Circuit, was damaged during the 1947 Texas City Disaster.   The circuit's owner had the Jewel Theater sign moved to Humble. 

Once the Texas City Jewel Theater signed was moved to Humble, the Lindell Theater was renamed to the Jewel Theatre.  In this picture, a town parade in Humble passes by the Jewel Theatre in 1957.  The marque announces that "Kelly and Me," starring Van Johnson, is showing.


Jewel Theatre in 1957

The Jewel Theatre was gutted by a fire on February 4, 1981, and was eventually remodeled for use by businesses.  Humble business and citizens worked to restore the original sign, and it was lighting up Main Street again in 2007.

Lawyer Patricia Garcia Billings purchased the Jewel Theatre in February 2019.