Electra Grand Theater, Inc.
Electras' historic Grand Theatre at 114 N. Waggoner in downtown has been a community landmark since construction began in 1919 and was recognized by the Texas Historical Commission with Registered Texas Historical Landmark status in 2006. When the Grand Theatre was deeded to the City of Electra, the building had fallen into disrepair. Electra Grand Theatre, Inc. is a non-profit corporation with appointed board members authorized by the City of Electra to direct fundraising and rehabilitation efforts. The Board of Directors of Electra Grand Theatre, Inc. meets the second Wednesday of the month at 5:00 p.m. at City Hall and welcomes interested volunteers. Information on the Grand is currently available through the City’s Main Street office at
Electra Grand Theatre, Inc. Board (3 year terms):
Jeanette Miller, President (February 2017)
Barbara Brewer, Vice-President (February 2018)
Jannis Hayers, Secretary (February 2018)
Edna Talley, Treasurer (February 2017)
Debra Malone (February 2017)
Janice Cranford (February 2016)
Diana Lockridge (February 2017)
Robert Palmer (February 2016)
Darlene Simpson (February 2016)
Fran Davis (February 2018)
Harroll Willett (February 2018)
Work on a major project at the Grand concluded in December 2009 with installation of a permanent floor and handicap accessible entry on the theatre’s south side. The $125,000 project is the result of over two years of work by friends and supporters of the Grand and was funded by many generous donations, memorials, Centennial Celebration proceeds from 2007, in-kind donations, successful fundraisers and major grants.
Much work remains to return this local architectural treasure to usefulness as a multipurpose community auditorium, entertainment and arts venue. To join in the effort to save the Grand for a new generation, call the Main Street office at (940) 495-3758.