In 1939, the Queen Theater underwent a rebuild, adopting the post Art Deco style of Streamline Moderne, by Dallas Architects Pettigrew & Worley. Over time, the theater fell into disrepair, until it was purchased, in June 2010, by the Downtown Bryan Association thru donations from concerned citizens.
A committee, which included local architects, donated their time and talents to restore the façade of the building. The historic preservation project included the marquee, the rotating crown and the prominent “QUEEN” letters, all of which are iconic to Bryan, Texas. Inside, only the structural elements were saved and the rest was completely demolished due to disrepair. Today, the building welcomes the community for movies, community events, food, and drinks, and stands as an icon in the successful revitalization of Downtown Bryan.
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The Arkitex Studio, Inc. is a small, award winning architectural firm located in Bryan, Texas. Embedded in our community, we are committed to thoughtful design, enduring relationships and environmental stewardship.