The Metropolitan Theatre and the Loew's State Theatre were a pair of historic movie theaters located on Houston's Main Street. The Metropolitan opened on Christmas Day 1926. Similar to several other movie palaces across the country, the theater adopted an Egyptian theme, with floor and wall mosaics of pharaohs and ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics. It closed in 1973. The Loew's opened in 1927 with a screening of Annie Laurie, a silent film starring Lillian Gish. It closed in 1972, 45 years to the day it opened. Both theaters were demolished in 1973.