Film Festival Forthcoming!


In 1994, then-County Treasurer Jane Hoerster approached Spider Johnson, a local artist, and urged that he mount an effort to keep the local Odeon Theater open for business since she had learned it was about to discontinue showing movies. He organized a group of Mason citizens who formed the Odeon Preservation Association (OPA), a private non-profit 501(c)-3 corporation, who arranged purchase of the theater from then-owner Terry Hooten who was planning to open another business at the location.

The OPA Board of Directors has continued its Mission to provide entertainment at the Odeon through the performing arts, to bring cultural enrichment to Mason and surrounding communities and to maintain a suitable facility for such purpose. Current releases of movies are shown every week as they have been since the Odeon first opened in 1928. Additionally, live musical performances grace the stage on a regular basis. We are currently engaged in a fund-raising campaign to complete the facility and prepare it as an unparalleled venue for any and all performing arts while we continue its tradition of showing movies.

Spider Johnson is the current president of the OPA Board of Directors and can be contacted here.

Donations and other correspondence can be sent to:

Odeon Preservation Association
PO Box 700
Mason, TX 76856


For more movie information and schedules, call 325-347-9010

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The Odeon Theater is raising funds towards fulfilling its original mission of becoming a Performing Arts Center. As a 501(c)-3 non-profit organization, all donations are 100% tax-deductible. For more info, email here.