Texas Theatre Reborn

A historic venue in San Marcos, Texas, is getting a second lease on life following a complete renovation by its new owners, who bring along ties to the music and entertainment businesses.

Music vet Gray Gregson, newspaper publisher Scott Gregson and local club owner Allen Shy debuted the 1,000-capacity Texas Music Theatre’s state-of-the-art digital sound, lighting, fiber optic cables and projection screens during a March 9 grand opening concert featuring Cory Morrow.

“We built this from the musician’s perspective,” Scott Gregson told the Austin American-Statesmen. “There’s not much like this around.”

The venue, which opened in 1941 and served as a movie house for many years before becoming a restaurant/music venue, also underwent several structural upgrades prior to the opening including the removal of a sloped floor and the construction of upstairs balconies and VIP areas.

Backstage, a dressing room has been equipped with a full bath, washer and dryer, a secured patio area and a monitor that allows a performer to remotely view the main floor of the theatre.

Upcoming concerts include KTSW’s Mr. Fest and Two Tons of Steel.