The Queen Theatre was originally built in the late 1800s as a hotel in the heart of Downtown Bryan, and the hotel began showing silent films on the ground level in the early 1900s. The name "Queen Theatre" was officially given to the building in 1914, and in 1939, the hotel was converted into a fully operational movie theatre. 5th Avenue Girl, starring Ginger Rogers, was the first movie shown in the Queen in 1939, and it operated as a movie theatre until the 1970s.
The Downtown Bryan Association purchased the Queen in 2010 and began to revive the iconic building. The Queen Theatre reopened May 4, 2018 as a single screen film house and performance venue. The Queen also houses the Downtown Bryan Association offices, a Downtown Bryan visitor's center in the lobby, and is available to rent for private events.
On Friday, June 21st, we’ll be screening “The Notebook,” the romantic classic from 2008 based on the Nicholas Sparks novel of the same name.
Directed by Nick Cassavetes, this adaptation of author Nicholas Sparks' bestselling novel revolves around Noah Calhoun's (James Garner) regular visits to a female patron (Gena Rowlands) of an area nursing home. Rather than bore her with the inanities of everyday life, Calhoun reads from an old, faded notebook containing the sweeping account of a young couple (Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams) whose love affair was tragically put to a halt after their separation in the midst of World War II. Seven years later, the couple was reunited, and, despite having taken radically different paths, they found themselves unable to resist the call of a second chance.
Tickets are $5.00 at the Box Office.
The Retreat at 2818, the premier apartments in Bryan, Texas, is inviting friends and neighbors to attend this unforgettable event! So, lace up your shoes and get ready for a local adventure, like no other!
Friday, June 21, 2019—8:00 PM
Event Venue Location:
Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History
3232 Briarcrest Drive
Bryan, Texas 77802