The CLIFTEX is the oldest, continuously operating movie theatre in Texas. It is the only remaining of three theatres that were founded by D.C. Caraway in the early 1900s. It has been showing movies in downtown Clifton since 1916.
A total restoration was completed in December 2008 that brings back many of the features of the CLIFTEX in 1935. Historical memorabilia, furniture and equipment are featured throughout the theatre. In April 2011 the projection booth was upgraded to digital projection and now provides CLIFTEX movie patrons with a crystal clear, first-class movie experience. Prior to digital projection, an intermission was necessary for a 35 mm reel film change. Intermissions are now no longer necessary with modern digital equipment but the CLIFTEX continues to honor this long-standing cinema tradition.
For almost 100 years the CLIFTEX Theatre has been a primary source of entertainment for Bosque County residents. Many regular CLIFTEX movie supporters today saw their very first movie at the CLIFTEX many decades ago. Every year the CLIFTEX is still the place where many little ones see their first big screen movie. It is not unusual for the CLIFTEX to host in one evening three and sometimes four generations from the same family.
The CLIFTEX features first-run movies usually about 3-4 weeks after their release. Show times are Thursday – Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 4 p.m.
For more information about the CLIFTEX Theatre visit their website at www.cliftextheatre.com or call 254/675.1229 anytime for the current movie feature.