City of Bryan Dedicates Day To Local Movie Man

By: KBTX Staff Email
By: KBTX Staff Email

A special memorial took place Saturday celebrating the life of a longtime Bryan resident, Bill Schulman. Best known as 'the movie man,' Schulman was an integral part of his family's legacy of being in the motion picture industry for more than 100 years.

Saturday local residents got together at the Palace Theatre in Downtown Bryan to celebrate his life.

"We wanted to do it here at the Palace Theater where it started for him when he moved to Bryan at six weeks old," said Schulman's son, Bill.

Beginning in the 1920's, the Schulman family owned and operated the Palace, Queen and Dixie theatres in downtown Bryan. 'The movie man' made theatres a family business and ran them with his wife and children.

"This is a celebration of the life my dad lived as an honor to him and his outlook on life and always want to make people feel good and enjoy going to the movie and do for others," said Bill.

Schulman died in May. The City of Bryan said they named June 8 as Bill Schulman Day in his honor.

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