The Royal Theater

The Royal Theater

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Archer City, Texas (Archer County)
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The Royal Theater is home to a variety of performing arts, including theatrical productions, Branson-style music shows, and a "listening room" for musical artists and songwriters. It also provides an excellent location for weddings and receptions, meetings and parties.

The Royal Theater

Films Featured

  • The Last Picture Show (1971)

    • The Royal Theater serves as the lone movie theater of the film’s fictional town of Anarene, Texas. In the final act, best friends Duane (Jeff Bridges) and Sonny (Timothy Bottoms) attend the final screening at the theater. Following the iconic scene where Ruth (Oscar®-winner, Cloris Leachman) tells Sonny “Never you mind, honey, never you mind," the camera pans to its final shot of the theater and the credits roll.

Film Trails

Texas Classics Film Trail 

As Seen In Film

Jeff Bridges and Timothy Bottoms in 'The Last Picture Show'
© Columbia Pictures
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The Last Picture Show Still
© Columbia Pictures
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The Last Picture Show Still
© Columbia Pictures