Mulkey Theatre

The 1946 Mulkey Theatre is a landmark of downtown Clarendon and is currently undergoing renovations at the hands of the CEDC that will transform the building into a functioning movie theatre as well as give it new life as a performance hall and the city’s official Visitors’ Center. The Mulkey Theatre restoration project can use your help, please donate today.

The Mulkey Theatre is a treasure not only to our community, but to the State of Texas as well, earning a designation as one of Preservation Texas’ 2011 “Most Endangered Places”.

As part of its ongoing mission to revitalize downtown, the Clarendon EDC purchased the Mulkey in 2008; and since that time has invested more than $104,000 to preserve the building, prevent further deterioration, restore neon lighting, and make additional repairs.

The former barbershop in the front of the theatre was converted to the new CEDC / Chamber of Commerce office in 2012. Phase One of the overall Mulkey Renovation Project completed the rehabilitation of the façade at a cost of $128,000. Subsequent work has completed renovations to the box office, concession area, lobby, and restrooms. To date, more than $350,000 has been spent to help “Bring Back the Mulkey.”

Work is now focused on the interior of the Mulkey for use not just as a movie theatre but as a live performance hall and conference center. Plans call for the auditorium be equipped for use as a conference and training facility for groups needing adequate seating and the capability to put on multimedia presentations. Grants are being pursued and donations are needed to finish this important project. Contact Roger Estlack at 806.874.2259 for more information.


To make a donation, please send your check or money order to Clarendon Community Fund, c/o Clarendon EDC, PO Box 826, and note “Mulkey Theatre” in the memo or click the “donate” button below.  If you choose to donate online through the button below, be sure to select “Donley County Affiliate Fund” in the drop down menu.

Your donations to the Mulkey Theatre through the Donley County Affiliate Fund at the Amarillo Area Foundation are tax deductible under 501(c)3 regulations of the Internal Revenue Service.

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Cinema City: The Mulkey & Clarendon

Thank you to Dusty & Nikki Green of "Two for the Road" for this great documentary on the Mulkey Theatre! See what local people remember about the theatre and learn more about plans for the project by watching this incredible short film. Click here to view it!

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